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Gov't Report: True High-Speed Broadband Competition In The U.S. Remains Largely Nonexistent

You know broadband competition in most parts of the country is terrible. We know broadband competition in most parts of the country is terrible. The FCC knows broadband competition in most parts of the country is terrible. 489 more words

November Housing Starts decline | Holiday traveling to increase in 2014 from 2013 | Holiday spending to increase

Tuesday – December 16

Groundbreaking for construction of new homes eased from October to November according to the Commerce Department on Tuesday. Housing Starts fell by 1.6% last month from the previous month to an annual rates of 1.03 million units from the 1.05 million recorded in October and below the 1.04 million expected. 204 more words

Mortgage & Market News

Retail sales sizzle | Foreclosure activity declines from October to November | Unemployment benefits drop

Thursday – December 11

Consumers opened their wallets in November and spent on goods ranging from cars to clothing as the holiday shopping season got underway. 218 more words

Mortgage & Market News

November’s retail sales were the strongest in eight months

The Commerce Department reported a better-than-expected 0.7% increase in retail sales in November from the previous month, as most pockets of the sector reported strengthening sales. 298 more words

Finance

Consumers' appetite for spending improves

A flurry of economic reports Wednesday herald a solid holiday shopping season, with Americans’ incomes rising modestly and plunging gasoline prices brightening their moods and providing extra spending money. 9 more words

This New Satellite Will Make Google Maps Much Better

Digitalglobe’s new satellite will let any private buyer purchase images so sharp, they can identify individual trees and cars on the ground.

A few months ago, the Commerce Department made a small change that has big ramifications for… 1,165 more words

Technology

Durable Goods Orders in U.S. Decrease for Second Month

A slowdown in global growth, resulting in plunging commodity prices, is prompting U.S. companies to say the glass is half empty. American consumers see it as half full. 14 more words