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As Martha's Vineyard gears up for the summer season, Seastreak ferry operators are hoping to boost ticket sales by offering a $50 "adventure pass" to lure tourists to the city on day trips. "We were trying to find things ... (that) would be geared to
John Silvia It's jobs week in America. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will be releasing its March Employment Situation Report. Economists expect the report to show that U.S. companies added 199k new jobs during the month. Wells Fargo
John Silvia, 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Group entry control point noncommissioned officer in charge, scans an Afghan mans fingerprints in the waiting area of the Korean Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Security teams at the hospital
That's about the best that can be said for San Francisco's economy, though it's saying a lot when stacked up against most of the others. The city is outpacing the rest of California, which in turn leads the rest of the United States, in terms of job
Chief Economist John Silvia said Tuesday that he expects the nation's economy to improve in the remainder of the year, but growth levels will remain below 3 percent in 2012. Silvia predicts U.S. domestic product growth of 2 percent to 2.5 percent for
Jai Alai is not child's play. The ball weighs about 150 grams and flies at high speed around a playing court, called a "fronton." That speed is dangerous and it is what powers the sport. Long time player John Silvia says the speed of the ball is
The Raleigh economy should to continue to outpace the rest of the state and the nation this year, predicts John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo Securities. That's good news, but not great news, because the national economy isn't expected to be
MoneyWatch) Market strategists predict the S&P 500 index will rise 10.5 percent in 2012 . That's according to a recen t USA Today article by Adam Shell. Adding in a 2 percent dividend yield, that translates to a 12.5 percent return for the most
From John Latenser's perch in the Fairfax district in Kansas City, Kan., the economy seems to be holding its own. Customers of Neff Packaging Systems, where he is president, are still buying his equipment and the packaging material it uses.
They're worried because weakness in the labor market can lead businesses and households to pullback on spending. And that is the worst thing possible for an economy where overall growth has slowed to nearly zero. "When employment drops, incomes fall.