Facebook cited in 20% of divorces

December 31, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

Facebook, the social networking site, is being blamed for 20% of divorce filings.  One British law firm, Divorce-Online, claims almost one in five petitions they processed cited Facebook. Read more

CareerBuilder: Employers will increase hiring in 2010

December 29, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · 2 Comments 

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

Case-Shiller Index: Homes prices unchanged in October

December 29, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

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: E-books outsell physical books for the first time ever

December 28, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

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

Merry Christmas from The Upper Deck Blog!

December 25, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

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.

Merry Christmas!

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