According to a new forecast from CareerBuilder.com, employers are expecting to increase hiring in 2010. 20% of companies expect to be adding headcount in 2010, up from 14% last year. CareerBuilder surveyed more than 2,700 hiring managers and human resource professionals nationwide across industries in compiling their data. Read more
Home prices in the Top 20 Metropolitan Areas remained unchanged in October, according to the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Index. The big winners were Phoenix and San Francisco with 1.3% and 1.2% increases respectively over September. The biggest loser in this current market downturn continues to be Las Vegas where prices are off 55.4% from their peak. Overall, home prices in the Top 20 Metropolitan Areas were down 29% from their collective peak .
Here’s a look at how the individual Top 20 Metropolitan Areas are performing: Read more
Amazon reported that, for the first time ever, e-books outsold physical books. This milestone occurred on Christmas Day, more than likely due to people who received Kindles for Christmas. Amazon’s Kindle Store now stocks over 390,000 e-books. Amazon also stated that the Kindle became the most gifted item in their history. Read more
The Upper Deck Blog has only been in existence for less than two months, so this is my first Christmas as an official blogger. If you’re a regular reader of The Upper Deck Blog, thank you for your continued support. If this is your first time here, I hope that you will take the time to read my other articles. I try to add a fresh perspective to every article I post.
Please take this time to be with family and friends. Even if you don’t believe in the premise of Christmas, it’s OK to invoke the Holiday Spirit.