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  1. Christmas shopping hours in the IllawarraSun, 21 Dec 2014 12:18:50 GMT
    Festive buskers were singing and cash registers were ringing in Wollongong's CBD, as retailers braced for crowds of 80,000people on the last weekend before Christmas. GPT's centre manager Nathan Yeo said shopper numbers had already been strong during the first Christmas rush since the new Wollongong Central mall had opened. More...
  2. Procrastinators unite! Last U.S. holiday shopping weekend off to solid startSun, 21 Dec 2014 03:59:40 GMT
    Shoppers filled up malls and department stores on the last weekend before Christmas, as the weather cooperated to help raise the prospect of a solid finish to a holiday season that has so far produced mixed results. Crowds were building at stores in and around New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles by midday on Saturday. More...
  3. Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good, Premier CEO Susan DeVore talk health care, ...Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:30:55 GMT
    Two of the nation's most prominent female executives took the stage Friday in Charlotte, N.C., to give their economic forecasts for 2015. On stage at the event, which was sponsored by the Charlotte Chamber, were Lynn Good - the CEO of Duke Energy , the nation's largest electric utility - and Susan DeVore , president and CEO of Premier, Inc., a hospital-system alliance that provides supply chain, technology and other services to lower costs. More...
  4. Ninth Circuit Applies Fifth Third v. Dudenhoeffer to Reverse Dismissal of Stock Drop CaseSat, 20 Dec 2014 11:26:19 GMT
    The Ninth Circuit becomes the first appellate court to interpret the Supreme Court's Fifth Third v. Dudenhoeffer holding. More...
  5. Carolers from Actors' Summit Theatre to sing in downtown AkronSat, 20 Dec 2014 07:16:41 GMT
    On Dec. 20 at 11 a.m., carolers dressed in 1930s period outdoor attire will perform Christmas carols at the "Winter Evening" artwork, located across the street from the historic Akron Civic Theatre and Lock 3. The carolers, from the Actors' Summit Theatre in Akron, will perform for about 15 minutes in a festive pop-up performance to celebrate the museum's Inside "Winter Evening" was painted c.1932 by Raphael Gleitsmann, who lived much of his life in Akron. The painting features a bustling downtown Akron scene, and some of the buildings pictured are still standing today, including the FirstMerit Tower. More...
  6. Fed's Kocherlakota: Fed Policy Creating Downside Risks For InflationSat, 20 Dec 2014 03:07:09 GMT
    One of the Federal Reserve officials who cast a dissenting vote at this week's policy meeting said Friday the central bank is playing a risky game that could lead to further declines in inflation. The official, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota , said in statement the persistent weakness of inflation in the U.S. economy calls into question any move by the Fed toward raising interest rates. More...
  7. Cosmopolitan's $1.73B sale gets state OKFri, 19 Dec 2014 22:47:53 GMT
    The Cosmopolitan hotel and casino will have a new owner as state regulators cleared the way for Deutsche Bank AG to sell the Las Vegas Strip resort to a division of the Blackstone Group for $1.73 billion. Deutsche Bank had assumed development of the 2,960-room swanky high-rise after the original developer defaulted on the loan, opening the hotel-casino in December 2010. More...
  8. First Niagara to lay off 200 in 4 statesFri, 19 Dec 2014 18:33:01 GMT
    First Niagara Financial Group Inc. says it will eliminate up to 200 jobs companywide in a move aimed at better serving customers and boosting competitiveness. The Buffalo-based bank announced Thursday that it will cut 150 to 200 management positions at its operations in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. More...
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