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  • GE selling US Sponsor Finance business in $12B deal
    Canada's CPPIB to buy G.E.'s Sponsored Finance business for $12 billion
    On Tuesday, General Electric said that it has agreed to sell a unit that finances sponsored buyouts, to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for $12 billion.The Canadian pension fund is going to acquire G.E.’s private equity lending unit...
  • Summer fruit festivals are sweet
    Summer fruit festivals are sweet
    San Antonio in the summer months means you have a series of festivals to enjoy across the surrounding farm communities and it makes a sweet way to enjoy the local produce. Here are a few suggestions to fill your menu.PeachesThe Stonewall Peach...
  • Parker Farmers Market hits Mainstreet Sundays weather permitting
    Parker Farmers Market hits Mainstreet Sundays weather permitting
    It is that time of the year and the Parker Farmers Market is outdoors on Mainstreet. The market occupies Mainstreet from the start of Victoria Drive, on the West, all the way to the Victoria Drive on the East, which is also the detour around the...
  • The fans make Phoenix Comicon a favorite for vendors
    The fans make Phoenix Comicon a favorite for vendors
    The Phoenix Comicon has become one of the largest such conventions in the country; last year it attracted almost 78,000 attendees to downtown Phoenix, Arizona. May 28-31, 2015, over 600 vendors, artists, authors and exhibitors will fill the...
  •  T-shirts with marijuana slogans are displayed during a ComfyTree Cannabis Academy conference in Washington, DC.
    Prices for marijuana are projected to come down
    The trend towards legalization of marijuana has created a thriving market for the herb. However, it is anticipated that a strong marijuana harvest will drive the prices down according to a report by 24/7 Wall St on May 23, 2015. Meanwhile for the...
  • Consumer prices increase at faster clip in April, 2015
    Consumer prices increase at faster clip in April, 2015
    America’s Consumer Price Index inched forward at a faster than expected clip in April, 2015, leading to some inflationary concerns by economists, according to a Bloomberg article published on May 22, 2015.Prices on consumer goods, excluding...
  • Binary Boom
    Binary Boom review: Is Binary Boom a scam or legit software?
    There has been a lot of talk lately about the new Binary Boom software that was created by Denis Anker, and a lot of people are wondering if Binary Boom is a scam or if it is legit Binary Options trading software that does what it is supposed to....
  • RVs are an important and fun part of PIR culture
    RVs are an important and fun part of PIR culture
    Millions of television viewers, who make NASCAR one of the biggest US spectator sports, are used to seeing exciting racecars, charismatic drivers and beautiful scenic vistas during the biannual NASCAR weekends. But they seldom get to see, much...
  • Women's Summit shows International Women's Day is still relevant
    Women's Summit shows International Women's Day is still relevant
    International Women’s Day was created in 1909 by US socialists. There are probably many conservatives who still think the idea of equal pay for women is a dangerous, socialist plot. In a year, where Americans were reminded at the Academy...
  • Economic concerns
    Gallup's economic confidence index is dismal
    Economic confidence in the United States has not been looking very good. Newsmax reported on Feb. 27, 2015, Gallup's economic confidence index has fallen back into negative territory. This makes it appear as if the economy is not improving as...
  • Kilo gold bar
    Nearly 100 gold bars stolen when thieves make purchase with faulty bank draft
    Police in Toronto, Canada, are attempting to recover 96 gold bars that were purchased during January in Montreal with a bank draft that turned out to be fraudulent.Toronto police officers have taken two suspects into custody for trying to sell...
  • U.S. Fracking
    Growing Pains for the Energy Industry
    Over the course of western economic history, energy and finance have proven to be the two industries that are able to tip the global economy into a recession. Think of the oil crisis of the 1970's or the financial collapse of 2008, history is...
  • Greece v. Germany
    Greece v. Germany: An Economic Standoff
    Greece and Germany are in the midst of an uncomfortable economic conversation. Recently, Syriza, the Greek left-wing political party, was elected into power. Syriza ran with the promise of leaving behind austerity measures and renegotiating the...
  • Minimum wage raises will tarnish Golden State businesses, says advocacy group
    Minimum wage raises will tarnish Golden State businesses, says advocacy group
    Minimum wage proposals from state lawmakers seem intent on driving businesses out of California, that's according to the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA), a San Fernando Valley business advocacy organization.An e-newsletter sent...
  • Oil falls below $44 per barrel for the first time since 2009
    Oil falls below $44 per barrel for the first time since 2009
    Worldwide oil gluts continue to push markets for crude lower, according to a Marketwatch article published January 29, 2014.Oil futures fell below $44 per barrel today for the first time since 2009 and some feel the bottom has not yet been reached...
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