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American Wealth Still Down Since the Recession, Shows Study

American Wealth Still Down Since the Recession, Shows Study

By Sean Patterson February 28, 2014

Though the U.S. was hit hard by the recession and the popped housing market bubble, generous infusions of government money have managed to begin turning the numbers around. Employment numbers are slowly rising, though income remains largely stagnant. Wall Street …

Microsoft Announces Another Round of Job Cuts
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Update: VentureBeat reports: "We’ve learned that Massive, the company’s in-game advertising business, suffered something like 75 percent layoffs."

Getting More Income Out Of Your Existing Site
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I probably don’t have to tell you that people are looking for ways to make extra income in this economy. Luckily there are ways you can get extra revenue out of sites you already have.

A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews that the company is seeing more and more people doing just that. "We’ve also been seeing regular people capitalizing on changes in consumer behavior (ie, more people searching for recipe sites and therefore stay at home mom’s creating recipe blogs as a result)," he says.

Internet Increases Consumers

Online shoppers are loosening the grips on their wallets, but continuing to be cautious about where and how they spend their cash. To secure their business, online retailers need to persuade consumers that they’re offering the best product at the best price.

Internet Increases Consumers

Online shoppers are loosening the grips on their wallets, but continuing to be cautious about where and how they spend their cash. To secure their business, online retailers need to persuade consumers that they’re offering the best product at the best price.

Internet Increases Consumers
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Online shoppers are loosening the grips on their wallets, but continuing to be cautious about where and how they spend their cash. To secure their business, online retailers need to persuade consumers that they’re offering the best product at the best price.

Internet Increases Consumers

Online shoppers are loosening the grips on their wallets, but continuing to be cautious about where and how they spend their cash. To secure their business, online retailers need to persuade consumers that they’re offering the best product at the best price.

Yahoo Tracks Stimulus Searches

Yahoo has provided a look at how Americans have been searching for economic data in recent times. One query they specifically look at is "Obama stimulus package," which has quadrupled the number of searches over the last week, when compared to the week before.

Employees Overwhelmingly Confident About Layoffs
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Employees in the U.S. seem to overwhelmingly share a "it won’t happen to me" attitude when it comes to losing jobs. Glassdoor.com has released results from a survey, which found that 4 out of 5 employees have no concerns about being laid off in the next six months.

GlassDoor breaks it down into two categories – companies that have reported upcoming layoffs, and companies that have not:

SEOs Should Adjust To Recessionary Times
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Personal experience speaking: The top three questions a Target employee is likely to hear relate to the location of the restrooms, the location of the seasonal section (Christmas, Halloween, etc.), and – at least in Kentucky – whether or not the store sells cigarettes.  But new Hitwise data indicates that inquiries about layaway may become more popular.

Salad Days Over In The Valley
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Things aren’t looking so good in Silicon Valley these days. As the US economy adjusts to recession, funding for ventures is down, stock prices are falling, and online tabloids have to let go even their decadent Valley prostitution reporters.

Facebook’s Value Is Decreasing

If you’ve forgotten, just nine months ago, Microsoft purchased a 1.6% stake in Facebook for $240 million. Doing the math from that, the total value of Facebook last October was $15B.

Online Ad Business Remains Strong

Whatever sort of recession we’re in hasn’t yet resulted in any soup lines (or at least not any soup lines that made the evening news).  It also hasn’t had any horrible effect on online advertising.

WebMD Lowers Revenue, Income Expectations

It’s more than a little ironic, but WebMD isn’t looking too healthy; the company has cut its 2008 financial outlook.  On the bright side, there’s a possibility that this is only WebMD’s problem, as opposed to something representative of the online economy.

Penton Media Disallows Raises, New Workers

The economy’s not good, and the powers that be at Penton Media seem sure it’s going to grow worse.  As a result, the company will not grant raises or hire new employees, and it’s looking for other places to save money, as well.

Web Companies May Be Bracing For Recession

I had my next few purchases all planned out – a nice alarm clock, a new TV, and a big bookcase.  Then signs of a recession began to pile on, and setting aside extra mortgage payments started to seem like the better idea.  Many companies are thinking similarly.

How are you Tying up Your Client into a Recession Pitch?

An interesting article in the New York Times today – Is It a Recession? Marketers Seem to Think So – highlights how that the marketing industry is ramping up spending, even if this might be a recession (and, well, we cannot say we are in a recession yet, according to statistics).

According to the article: