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London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
1 month ago
London

London business confidence rose by 12 points in May - London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com

Business confidence in London rose by 12 points in May to reach 55%. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
4 months ago
London

London business confidence falls in February

Business confidence in London fell to 38% in February.
Top target growth areas for London businesses are new markets, technology, and evolving offerings. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
3 weeks ago
London

London business confidence fell in June - London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com

London business confidence fell 12 points in June to 43%, with a decline in optimism towards the economy.
Top growth areas for London businesses include investing in teams, entering new markets, and evolving offerings.
National business confidence in the UK fell nine points in June to a net balance of 41%, though still above the long-term average. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
1 month ago
London

London business confidence rose by 12 points in May - London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com

Business confidence in London rose by 12 points in May to reach 55%. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
4 months ago
London

London business confidence falls in February

Business confidence in London fell to 38% in February.
Top target growth areas for London businesses are new markets, technology, and evolving offerings. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
3 weeks ago
London

London business confidence fell in June - London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com

London business confidence fell 12 points in June to 43%, with a decline in optimism towards the economy.
Top growth areas for London businesses include investing in teams, entering new markets, and evolving offerings.
National business confidence in the UK fell nine points in June to a net balance of 41%, though still above the long-term average. [ more ]
morebusiness-confidence
www.independent.co.uk
1 month ago
UK news

House prices rise for the first time in three months

UK house prices rose by 0.4% in May following a drop in April, with an annual growth rate of 1.6%. Consumer confidence attributed to increased wages and decreased inflation. [ more ]
#innovation
www.dw.com
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

Are Google, Meta and Amazon's AI tools hampering innovation? DW 05/28/2024

Human imagination is crucial for innovation, surpassing current AI capabilities. [ more ]
Entrepreneur
4 months ago
Growth hacking

3 Strategies to Make Sure Your Startup Can Survive Anything | Entrepreneur

2024 is a promising time for startups, with software and renewable energy sectors showing potential.
Resilience, flexibility, and adaptability are key for entrepreneurs entering the startup space. [ more ]
www.dw.com
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

Are Google, Meta and Amazon's AI tools hampering innovation? DW 05/28/2024

Human imagination is crucial for innovation, surpassing current AI capabilities. [ more ]
Entrepreneur
4 months ago
Growth hacking

3 Strategies to Make Sure Your Startup Can Survive Anything | Entrepreneur

2024 is a promising time for startups, with software and renewable energy sectors showing potential.
Resilience, flexibility, and adaptability are key for entrepreneurs entering the startup space. [ more ]
moreinnovation
SFGATE
2 months ago
Business

Weekly Mortgage Rates Edge Down as the Fed Waits for Decisive Drop

Mortgage interest rates slightly lower this week due to meeting inflation data. Fed rate cut hopes dim, rates may remain stable until clearer economic trends. [ more ]
www.ocregister.com
2 months ago
Business

Californians are not paying their bills at the highest level since 2021

Californians face challenges in bill payment, but rates are relatively lower than pre-pandemic and past economic crises. [ more ]
#inflation
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Business

Bay Area consumer prices hop higher as pace of inflation worsens

Bay Area's inflation rate rose to 3.8% in April compared to the previous months, indicating sustained elevated costs. [ more ]
Axios
2 months ago
Business

Americans' inflation expectations are rising

Inflation expectations are rising among Americans, CEOs, and consumers, potentially impacting behavior and reflecting a surge in gasoline prices. [ more ]
Axios
2 months ago
Business

GDP: The good and bad inside the worse-than-expected report

Inflation rebounded, likely delaying interest rate cuts. GDP can have quirks affecting its accuracy. [ more ]
Boston Condos For Sale Ford Realty
3 months ago
Boston

Home Prices Have Risen Twice As Fast As Inflation For 60 Years Boston Condos For Sale Ford Realty

Home prices in the U.S. have outpaced inflation by over twice since 1963.
Income growth has not kept up with the increase in home prices, leading to a significant rise in the home-price-to-income ratio. [ more ]
Social Media Explorer
6 months ago
Business intelligence

Is a Catastrophic Housing Meltdown Looming in 2024? Unveiling the Truth Behind Market Forecasts - Social Media Explorer

The housing market in 2024 is facing a mixture of stability and volatility, with rising interest rates and inflation as key challenges.
Factors shaping the housing market in 2024 include rising interest rates, inflation, potential housing recession, robust demand from millennials, and limited housing supply. [ more ]
Fast Company
1 month ago
Business

U.S. job openings fall to three-year low in April

U.S. job openings dropped in April, resulting in fewer available jobs per job-seeker, impacting labor market conditions and potentially aiding the Federal Reserve's inflation efforts. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Business

Bay Area consumer prices hop higher as pace of inflation worsens

Bay Area's inflation rate rose to 3.8% in April compared to the previous months, indicating sustained elevated costs. [ more ]
Axios
2 months ago
Business

Americans' inflation expectations are rising

Inflation expectations are rising among Americans, CEOs, and consumers, potentially impacting behavior and reflecting a surge in gasoline prices. [ more ]
Axios
2 months ago
Business

GDP: The good and bad inside the worse-than-expected report

Inflation rebounded, likely delaying interest rate cuts. GDP can have quirks affecting its accuracy. [ more ]
Boston Condos For Sale Ford Realty
3 months ago
Boston

Home Prices Have Risen Twice As Fast As Inflation For 60 Years Boston Condos For Sale Ford Realty

Home prices in the U.S. have outpaced inflation by over twice since 1963.
Income growth has not kept up with the increase in home prices, leading to a significant rise in the home-price-to-income ratio. [ more ]
Social Media Explorer
6 months ago
Business intelligence

Is a Catastrophic Housing Meltdown Looming in 2024? Unveiling the Truth Behind Market Forecasts - Social Media Explorer

The housing market in 2024 is facing a mixture of stability and volatility, with rising interest rates and inflation as key challenges.
Factors shaping the housing market in 2024 include rising interest rates, inflation, potential housing recession, robust demand from millennials, and limited housing supply. [ more ]
Fast Company
1 month ago
Business

U.S. job openings fall to three-year low in April

U.S. job openings dropped in April, resulting in fewer available jobs per job-seeker, impacting labor market conditions and potentially aiding the Federal Reserve's inflation efforts. [ more ]
moreinflation
#san-jose
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
San Francisco

Downtown San Jose visit activity soars, Oakland jumps, San Francisco nosedives

Visits to downtown San Jose and Oakland significantly increased, while San Francisco experienced a sharp decline in visitor activity over the past year. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Silicon Valley real estate

San Jose apartment complex is bought as Bay Area real estate wobbles

San Jose apartment complex bought for over $70 million hints at wobbly multifamily real estate market and tricky economy for property investors. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
San Francisco

Downtown San Jose visit activity soars, Oakland jumps, San Francisco nosedives

Visits to downtown San Jose and Oakland significantly increased, while San Francisco experienced a sharp decline in visitor activity over the past year. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Silicon Valley real estate

San Jose apartment complex is bought as Bay Area real estate wobbles

San Jose apartment complex bought for over $70 million hints at wobbly multifamily real estate market and tricky economy for property investors. [ more ]
moresan-jose
#california
www.ocregister.com
2 months ago
California

Bay Area raises top Southern California wage hikes for 1st time in 3-plus years

Bay Area pay raises outpaced Southern California for the first time since 2020. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
SF music

Bay Area bounces back with job gains in March, led by South Bay hiring

Job markets in the Bay Area and California showed significant gains in March, countering previous losses. [ more ]
The Mercury News
5 months ago
California

Why are California pay raises now bigger in the south?

Southern California wages rose at a 5% annual rate in 2023 Q4, the No. 2 hike among 15 markets.
The north-south gap in pay raises in California has shifted, with Southern California now experiencing higher wage increases than the Bay Area. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
California

Walters: California's worker shortage is now another existential issue

California is experiencing a widespread worker shortage across various sectors despite having nearly a million unemployed workers.
The pandemic and economic shutdown led to job loss, migration, and workers leaving the labor force, contributing to the current shortage. [ more ]
www.ocregister.com
2 months ago
California

Bay Area raises top Southern California wage hikes for 1st time in 3-plus years

Bay Area pay raises outpaced Southern California for the first time since 2020. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
SF music

Bay Area bounces back with job gains in March, led by South Bay hiring

Job markets in the Bay Area and California showed significant gains in March, countering previous losses. [ more ]
The Mercury News
5 months ago
California

Why are California pay raises now bigger in the south?

Southern California wages rose at a 5% annual rate in 2023 Q4, the No. 2 hike among 15 markets.
The north-south gap in pay raises in California has shifted, with Southern California now experiencing higher wage increases than the Bay Area. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
California

Walters: California's worker shortage is now another existential issue

California is experiencing a widespread worker shortage across various sectors despite having nearly a million unemployed workers.
The pandemic and economic shutdown led to job loss, migration, and workers leaving the labor force, contributing to the current shortage. [ more ]
morecalifornia
#federal-reserve
Boston.com
2 months ago
Business

The cost of buying a home just got higher

Mortgage rates hit a five-month high, limiting affordability for homebuyers. [ more ]
www.ocregister.com
10 hours ago
Business

California's economy grew 1.2% in first quarter, slowest pace since 2022

California's economy had the slowest business growth in five quarters at 1.2%, reflecting the impact of Federal Reserve's high-interest rates on business output. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 weeks ago
Business

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rate falls again, easing to lowest level since early April

Home loan borrowing costs decrease with the 30-year mortgage rate falling to 6.87% - the lowest since April. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
Business

The cost of buying a home just got higher

Mortgage rates hit a five-month high, limiting affordability for homebuyers. [ more ]
www.ocregister.com
10 hours ago
Business

California's economy grew 1.2% in first quarter, slowest pace since 2022

California's economy had the slowest business growth in five quarters at 1.2%, reflecting the impact of Federal Reserve's high-interest rates on business output. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 weeks ago
Business

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rate falls again, easing to lowest level since early April

Home loan borrowing costs decrease with the 30-year mortgage rate falling to 6.87% - the lowest since April. [ more ]
morefederal-reserve
#job-market
Axios
2 months ago
Data science

The job market's slow-motion depressurization

The job market is gradually balancing post-pandemic, with a decrease in job openings and hires but minimal layoffs, showing a unique trend. [ more ]
Substack
4 months ago
UX design

Product Design is overtaking UX, and it's because we're in a weak economy

UX Designers need to augment their skills to stay competitive in the job market.
Weak economies lead to a higher demand for Product Design over traditional UX Design. [ more ]
Axios
2 months ago
Data science

The job market's slow-motion depressurization

The job market is gradually balancing post-pandemic, with a decrease in job openings and hires but minimal layoffs, showing a unique trend. [ more ]
Substack
4 months ago
UX design

Product Design is overtaking UX, and it's because we're in a weak economy

UX Designers need to augment their skills to stay competitive in the job market.
Weak economies lead to a higher demand for Product Design over traditional UX Design. [ more ]
morejob-market
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
2 months ago
Business

Nearly one-in-five UK-listed companies have issued a profit warning in the last 12 months

The number of UK-listed companies issuing profit warnings in Q1 2024 decreased from the previous quarter, but first-time warnings reached their highest level since Q1 2022. [ more ]
www.coindesk.com
3 months ago
Cryptocurrency

Crypto Markets Will Be Driven by Macro Factors Following the Halving, Coinbase Says

Crypto markets influenced by macro factors in the short term. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
3 months ago
Canada news

GTA housing prices expected to surpass Vancouver in 2024: report | CBC News

Toronto house prices to surpass Vancouver, driven by low supply and high demand. [ more ]
New York Post
3 months ago
NYC politics

This is why NY's storefronts won't stop going to pot

Proliferation of unlicensed pot shops despite government crackdown
Pandemic-induced economic trends and licensing hurdles enabled the rise of illegal marijuana dealers. [ more ]
Createsend
3 months ago
World news

Logistics Report: Consolidation Reaches E-Commerce Fulfillment; Returns Fraud Hits Amazon Sellers

U.S. imports and exports increased in February
Eurozone private sector grows, China's investment in Mexico rises [ more ]
IoT Analytics
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

What CEOs talked about in Q1 2024: AI, sustainability, and upcoming elections

AI discussions rose in Q1 2024, focusing on GPUs and LLMs
Inflation mentions increased while recession talks decreased in Q1 2024. [ more ]
#bitcoin
New York Post
4 months ago
Cryptocurrency

'We're back!': Inside NYC's bullish crypto party scene, after Bitcoin hit new all-time $70K high

Bitcoin hits record high of over $70,000
Cryptocurrency gaining mainstream acceptance and investment. [ more ]
Coindesk
1 month ago
Business

U.S. Added 272K Jobs in May, Blowing Past Estimates; Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.0%

Strong U.S. job additions could delay Fed rate cuts. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
Cryptocurrency

'We're back!': Inside NYC's bullish crypto party scene, after Bitcoin hit new all-time $70K high

Bitcoin hits record high of over $70,000
Cryptocurrency gaining mainstream acceptance and investment. [ more ]
Coindesk
1 month ago
Business

U.S. Added 272K Jobs in May, Blowing Past Estimates; Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.0%

Strong U.S. job additions could delay Fed rate cuts. [ more ]
morebitcoin
DevOps.com
4 months ago
DevOps

Five Great DevOps Job Opportunities - DevOps.com

DevOps jobs report highlighting opportunities for professionals.
DevOps talent pool is relatively constrained, leading to opportunities for other professionals. [ more ]
time.com
4 months ago
Business

Why We're Spending So Much Money

Frictionless transactions enabled by fintech lead to increased spending without realizing it.
Record-high spending in the US despite inflation and economic warnings. [ more ]
Chinadaily
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Experts: AI will boost stock market

The global AI surge will boost A-share performance.
China's focus on AI will drive industrial investment. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Mental health

Is ill-health holding back the UK economy?

2.8 million people classified as not looking for work due to health issues, up from previous estimates.
Covid-19 pandemic led to a one-third increase in those not working due to health issues. [ more ]
#silicon-valley
San Jose Spotlight
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Silicon Valley 'firing on most of its cylinders' despite tech layoffs - San Jose Spotlight

The annual State of the Valley conference focuses on trends in Silicon Valley.
The tech sector in Silicon Valley has seen layoffs but also growth in worker numbers post-pandemic. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Silicon Valley job boom ends for now as employment growth slows down: report

Silicon Valley's job growth has slowed significantly in 2023 compared to the previous year.
Despite the hiring slowdown, median household income in Silicon Valley is increasing. [ more ]
San Jose Spotlight
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Silicon Valley 'firing on most of its cylinders' despite tech layoffs - San Jose Spotlight

The annual State of the Valley conference focuses on trends in Silicon Valley.
The tech sector in Silicon Valley has seen layoffs but also growth in worker numbers post-pandemic. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Silicon Valley job boom ends for now as employment growth slows down: report

Silicon Valley's job growth has slowed significantly in 2023 compared to the previous year.
Despite the hiring slowdown, median household income in Silicon Valley is increasing. [ more ]
moresilicon-valley
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
East Bay (California)

Big Santa Clara apartment complex is bought in deal that tops $100 million

Investors continue to seek residential projects despite economic uncertainties
Recent apartment complex transactions indicate decreasing values on a per-unit basis [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

What Can Biglaw Expect Its Financial Situation To Look Like In 2024?

Economic path for Biglaw in 2024 may stabilize at a middle ground. [ more ]
Digiday
5 months ago
Marketing tech

Digiday+ Research: Cookie deprecation eclipses the economy as publishers' biggest challenge this year

Publishers' biggest concern in 2024 is the deprecation of third-party cookies.
31% of publishers consider third-party cookie deprecation as the industry's biggest challenge in 2024. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
10 months ago
Business intelligence

Small business, bright future: how the SME landscape may evolve over the next five years

Resilience is key to a business's long-term success
Small businesses have faced significant challenges in recent years [ more ]
www.dw.com
1 month ago
Business

Record number of dollar millionaires worldwide, study says DW 06/05/2024

The number of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) with investable assets of at least $1 million rose by 5.1% in 2023, with total wealth reaching a record $86.8 trillion. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
1 month ago
London

Input cost inflation drops to 37-month low - London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com

London businesses saw a slight slowdown in growth midway through the second quarter of 2024, but new business and outlook for the future remained optimistic. [ more ]
The Mercury News
10 hours ago
Business

California's economy grew 1.2% in first quarter, slowest pace since 2022

California's economy had slower growth in early 2024 compared to the previous quarter. [ more ]
#labor-market
www.mercurynews.com
1 day ago
Business

Actually, the job market isn't so bad for Gen Z college grads

Recent college grads are in a relatively solid labor market compared to previous generations. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
1 month ago
Business

UK labour market: Does weakness mean a rate cut is imminent? - London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com

Unemployment has risen to 4.4% with concerns of a cooling labor market while wage growth remains strong at 5.9%. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 day ago
Business

Actually, the job market isn't so bad for Gen Z college grads

Recent college grads are in a relatively solid labor market compared to previous generations. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
1 month ago
Business

UK labour market: Does weakness mean a rate cut is imminent? - London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com

Unemployment has risen to 4.4% with concerns of a cooling labor market while wage growth remains strong at 5.9%. [ more ]
morelabor-market
The Motley Fool
6 days ago
Tech industry

Is It Too Late to Buy Amazon Stock? | The Motley Fool

Amazon's diversified investments in high-growth markets contribute to its impressive stock performance. [ more ]
Business Insider
1 week ago
Business

Restaurants and hotels were helping power the booming job market. Now, they're barely hiring.

Job opportunities declining in previously strong industries like leisure and hospitality. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 weeks ago
Business

What can lipstick and underwear sales tell us about the economy?

Some people are exploring alternative economic indicators like uniform patches, men's underwear sales, and lipstick purchases to predict economic trends. [ more ]
www.dw.com
1 month ago
Business

Germany sees company bankruptcies soar DW 06/14/2024

Corporate insolvencies in Germany rise significantly, with a 26.5% increase compared to the first quarter of 2023. [ more ]
www.housingwire.com
1 month ago
Business

Originations forecast through 2026 dampened' by inflation, GDP and labor market growth

Economic trends like inflation and strong labor markets are projected to suppress mortgage origination until 2026, with fluctuations in GDP impacting rates and home prices. [ more ]
www.mediaite.com
1 month ago
Business

CNBC Becky Quick Stunned- Stocks Rise On Good Inflation News

Stock futures surged after a better-than-expected May inflation report, surprising CNBC anchor Becky Quick. [ more ]
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