Easter Weekend Also Includes Big Sales

The Easter holiday is far more of a shoppers’ weekend than many might think. It coincides with spring sales and…

The Easter holiday is far more of a shoppers’ weekend than many might think. It coincides with spring sales and seasonal turnover for retailers, but it can be a big spending holiday, from the candy to the Easter apparel purchases. The National Retail Federation estimated that consumers were expected to spend a record amount for 2017—about…

Sales Slump Seen as Reflection of Changes in Retail Landscape

Retail sales had their worst two-month stretch in more than two years in February and March, according to government data…

Retail sales had their worst two-month stretch in more than two years in February and March, according to government data released Friday. The U.S. Census Bureau said overall retail sales declined two-tenths of a percent in March, driven by lower fuel prices and lower auto profits. The National Retail Federation (NRF) said the delayed issuance of…

Can you guess which country’s businesses face the highest taxes?

American corporations face the highest statutory tax rate in the world. But the US could become one of the most…

American corporations face the highest statutory tax rate in the world. But the US could become one of the most appealing tax havens on Earth if some lawmakers have their way. The US federal corporate tax rate is 35 percent, but when you add in state taxes, that climbs to close to 40 percent. The European…

HomeBanc is Named Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla., April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — HomeBanc announces it has been selected as one of the Tampa Bay Times…

TAMPA, Fla., April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — HomeBanc announces it has been selected as one of the Tampa Bay Times “Top Workplaces” for the fifth year in a row. HomeBanc was ranked as the top bank to work for out of 50 companies in the small business category. The complete “Top Workplaces” list is featured in…

In Zimbabwe, Cows May Soon Be Used to Secure Loans

Banks in Zimbabwe could soon be forced to accept cows, sheep and other livestock as collateral from small businesses applying…

Banks in Zimbabwe could soon be forced to accept cows, sheep and other livestock as collateral from small businesses applying for cash loans. The country’s finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa, put forward the Movable Property Security Interests Bill for its second reading in parliament on Tuesday, Bloomberg Markets reported. The purpose of the bill is to enable…

Tesla Is Now The Most Valuable Carmaker in the U.S.

Tesla, pioneer in electric cars, has overtaken General Motors to become the most valuable automaker in the United States. Tesla’s…

Tesla, pioneer in electric cars, has overtaken General Motors to become the most valuable automaker in the United States. Tesla’s market cap was $52.24 billion on Tuesday morning, according to Nasdaq, almost $2 billion more than GM’s value and $8 billion more than Ford’s market cap, as reported by the New York Stock Exchange. The carmaker’s…