Monthly Archives: December 2012

November Hiring Outpaces Expectations; Uncertainty Remains High as “Fiscal Cliff” Looms

December 10, 2012 The U.S. economy continues to exhibit resilience despite numerous headwinds that have threatened to derail the economic recovery. Although the “fiscal cliff,” the largest threat to the economy, still looms, and lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have shown little progress in reaching a deal to avert the tax increases and spending cuts that […]

Holiday Sales Approach Pre-Recession Peak; Ecommerce Challenges Brick-and-Mortar

December 6, 2012 Technology and marketing have transformed the traditional bellwether “Black Friday,” into an extended five-day holiday shopping weekend that opens on Thanksgiving Day, and has added Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Approximately 247 million people shopped in stores or online during Black Friday weekend, nearly 21 million more than last year. Deep […]