Posts Tagged ‘economic recession’

There’s no deal better than a temp deal

by Published: November 23,2012

Tags: economic recession, Europe, Greece

As Europe forces austerity on debt-ridden Greece, our leaders hesitate to force austerity — and fiscal responsibility — on debt-threatened America. Talks in Washington last week focused on how to avoid the fiscal cliff and it’s forced austerity, not how to use it as leverage to pass a painful, long-term solution to our staggering debt […] [...]

Growth, like alcohol, is best in moderation

By Brian Sullivan The U. S. recovery since 2009 has been muted. In fact it is the slowest recovery since World War II. The slow pace has meant fewer new jobs created and a higher unemployment rate. Economists’ expectations for the remainder of this year and next are for more slow growth. Slow growth is […] [...]

SBA guaranty loan amounts surpass pre-recession levels

by Published: October 21,2012

Tags: economic recession, guaranty loans, SBA, small business

Business lending in Mississippi backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration ended the year in amounts higher than pre-recession 2007, the SBA reports. The agency backed more loans in 2007 — 623 — but the amount of those loans totaled $107 million, compared to fiscal 2012‘s $132.4 million. The SBA guaranteed 442 loans in the […] [...]

Private business facing another year of cloudy fiscal outlook

It’s often been said it takes a lean dog to run a long race. And with that in mind, staying lean is a likely survival strategy for Mississippi’s private businesses heading into 2013. Even companies with fat cash reserves are keeping lean, preferring to horde their money until signs of an economic turnaround become clearer. […] [...]

Ramsey sticks to his principles

Financial consultant talks about the economy, the oil spill, Fox and more In the last decade, personal finance counselor and motivational speaker Dave Ramsey has grown from an afternoon radio host into a straight-talking money guru for the American middle-class. His low opinion of materialism, big government and the credit card industry has earned him […] [...]

Analysts looking for light at end of tunnel

Service sector numbers slightly up giving relief to industry under pressure from rising unemployment [...]

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