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Despite Bailout Crisis, Cyprus to Remain on Euro

In Cyprus, banks re-opened after nearly two weeks to relative calm. But they must deal with tough regulations that will stay in place longer than many expected. Withdraws are limited to 300 Euros a day and no checks will be cashed at Cypriot banks. Cyprus’s president announced that the country has no intention of leaving...

February Jobs Report Helps Drive Dow to 14,300

The Dow continued its record-breaking surge today on the strength of February’s jobs report. News that February’s hiring had far exceeded expectations had most investors feeling good. The economy shows little or no sign of backtracking, lending confidence to many. But there’s always another side to the coin, and the continued gains led some investors...

Eurozone Expects Gradual Recovery This Year

Despite tremors from Italy’s fractured election, European markets have steadied quickly. Though the region is not in the clear yet, the decision by the European Central Bank to leave its benchmark rate unchanged is a positive sign. The Bank’s President, Mario Draghi, expects exports to grow based on strengthening global demand, as well as bolstered...

The U.S. Energy Sector is Enjoying a Major Boom

The U.S. economy is seeing a boost because of the country’s increased domestic energy production. Rising oil supplies from shale deposits and Canadian tar sands have led to a significant drop in oil imports. In fact, crude oil imports hit a 15-year low in 2012. Additionally, natural gas has become the most popular source of...

U.S. Adds 198,000 Jobs in February

Private employers added 198,000 jobs in the month of February, exceeding even the most optimistic analyst predictions. Better yet, January’s figures were revised from 192,000, to an adjusted 215,000. These figures bolster hopes that the economy is improving, despite the stress of across-the-board budget cuts. The ADP National Employment Report is based on payroll data...