Economy

In a down economy, it might seem counterintuitive to try experimental mediums such as Twitter for marketing and customer outreach. After all, the more well-established Facebook has a documented 175 million active users, while estimates place Twitter (which doesn't disclose such figures) at around 5...

It’s not a great depression, neither is it a great recession we’re going through now. At the Brite conference this week, Umair Haque called it a great “compression,” as an economy built on perceived value reconciles with actual value. This morning, The New York Times...

I know we are all concerned about economic conditions these days, with massive job layoffs, declining housing markets, and plunging stock prices. Yet, the rise in unemployment has created a great opportunity for those who have entrepreneurial dreams. With very little capital outlay, now is a...

In 2005, CUNA Mutual Group began a massive effort to transform business processes to boost profitability. The Madison, Wis.-based organization provides insurance and other financial services to credit unions and their members. The move was not wildly popular with many of the organization's 4,700 employees....

Small businesses could get more than tax relief from the federal economic stimulus plan, which will grant $730 million in funding to the U.S. Small Business Administration for financing programs. Herbert Austin, director of the SBA's Dallas-Fort Worth district office, said the funds will unlock more...

PHOENIX – The economic stimulus funding for healthcare IT was a major topic of the Western States Health-e Connection Summit & Trade Show, which wrapped up March 3, at the Phoenix Convention Center. David Sayen, regional administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Region...

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama called healthcare IT the "low hanging fruit" on healthcare reform and an area in which Republicans and Democrats could find common ground. His comments came during Thursday's healthcare reform summit at the White House, which brought together a bipartisan mix...