Stocks started off 2014 with mixed results at best. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose slightly Friday, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both added to Thursday’s 1% declines. Some of the decline can be attributed to a major snowstorm in the Northeast that kept traders away and the end of the holiday-shortened week.
The National Association of Home Builders index of U.S. home builder sentiment rose to 58 in December, a stronger reading than the consensus expected.
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As you head out to fight through traffic and the crowded mall, forget about the stress of the holiday season and tune into your favorite radio show, Opportunity Detroit.
There was a 68,000 jump in initial jobless claims to 368,000, according to data for the December 7 week. Claims are back to their highest point since the government shutdown in early October.
Does Friday the 13th have you a little spooked? Don’t be. Instead, tune into WJR-760 AM tonight at 7 p.m. as Paul W. Smith (WJR) and Quicken Loans President and Chief Marketing Officer Jay Farner discuss all the great things going on in Detroit.
While shopping online certainly saves valuable time, it’s not always safe. According to LifeLock, a leader in identity theft protection, 11.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft last year, with a large percentage of cases taking place online. Luckily, there are apps that can help prevent identity theft. With the holiday season in full swing, check out some of these apps to make sure your transactions are safe and secure.
Consumer sentiment is building quickly this holiday season, at 82.5 for the early December reading compared to 75.1 for final November and 72.0 at mid-month November. The latest reading is the best since July.
It’s that time of the week again! Be sure to tune into WJR-760 AM tonight at 7 p.m. as Paul W. Smith (WJR) and Stephen Luigi Piazza (Quicken Loans) ring in December in Detroit on the weekly Opportunity Detroit radio show.
Black Friday 2013 marked the first Black Friday since 2009 that spending declined, increasing the chance that retailers will extend discounted items. Purchases at stores and websites fell 2.9%.