Archive for May, 2008

After Uzbek Uprising, Issues Linger for West

Western governments say that further ostracizing the regime would increase instability in the region. (43 mins ago)

Mortgage lending growth at 16 year low

The growth rate in residential mortgage lending fell to its lowest level in 16 years in April, according to the latest monthly statistics from the Central Bank. (29 mins ago)

Norinchukin Bank and MUFJ enter into capital alliance agreement

The Norinchukin Bank and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group have entered into a basic agreement under which MUFG will make Mitsubishi UFJ Nicos into a wholly owned subsidiary and then transfer a portion of its shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Nicos common stock to Norinchukin. (28 mins ago)

Cutting the Cost of Doing Business

Small business will always be the backbone of the American economy, but some small business owners may feel left out when it comes to technology. It may seem that each new technological advance really only benefits big companies. (23 mins ago)

Savage’s 7 steps to surviving the rough economy

Yes, the Fed saved the system last week (though not the shareholders of Bear Stearns), but the Fed doesn’t have unlimited power to rescue the economy, which is having a massive deflation in asset values. (2 mins ago)

Five basics for building a solid financial future

Here are five basic guidelines that can be useful in making just about any financial decision. (29 mins ago)

As stimulus checks arrive, so do higher food, gas costs

Six weeks after the federal income tax deadline, most Americans are just beginning to get those much-vaunted tax rebates that are supposed to stimulate the economy. (8 mins ago)

Resources help manage money, get credit score

House prices are falling, and the cost of gas and food is on the rise. Specialized software and sites can help you manage these financial changes. And if you use the right resources, it won’t cost you a thing. (58 mins ago)

Business summary

Just in time for summer, customers throughout the Kroger Co.’s family of stores can now redeem fuel discounts at all participating gas stations operated by the company. (27 mins ago)

Barclays Bank PLC Partners With PGP Corporation to Safeguard Sensitive Customer and Corporate Information

PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data protection, has today announced a strategic technology partnership with Barclays Bank PLC to safeguard sensitive information across the Retail and Commercial Banking organisation globally. (1 hour ago)