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World’s Tech Spending Expected to Grow 4% in 2013

Worldwide expenditure on technological products will reach $1.1 trillion this year, 4 percent more than in 2012, thanks to the demand for tablet computers and smartphones, according to a report from the U.S. Consumer Electronics Association. continue reading »

Spanish Utlity Company Sells 32 Wind Farms in France

Spanish utility company Iberdrola said Monday it sold 32 wind farms in France to U.S.-based General Electric, Meag and France's EDF for 400 million euros (nearly $528 million). continue reading »

Justice Department Reaches Lending Discrimination Settlement with GFI Mortgage Bankers Inc.

GFI Mortgage Bankers Inc., a large independent home mortgage firm that concentrates on the New York, New Jersey, and Florida markets, will pay $3.555 million to resolve a lending discrimination lawsuit filed by the Department of continue reading »

Board Finds Chicago Bus Operator Illegally Fired Employees

The National Labor Relations Board ruled this week that Latino Express Inc., a Chicago-area bus company, violated federal labor law by firing two employees and committing a host of other unfair labor practices during a union organizing campaign. continue reading »

HEINEKEN USA Announces U.S. Launch Of Indio, Unique Mexican Dark Beer, In Chicago

July 13, HEINEKEN USA announced the launch of Indio, a unique Mexican dark beer. Brewed and sold in Mexico since 1893, Indio will be available throughou continue reading »

Verizon FiOS TV Launches ‘Cine Estelar,’ the Best Spanish Movie Channel for U.S. Hispanics

Verizon added Spanish-language movie channel Cine Estelar to its FiOS TV lineup, expanding FiOS TV's extensive Spanish-language offering, which includes more than 175 of continue reading »

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: SBA’s Patriot Express Loans Reach $633 million

In just four years the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Patriot Express Pilot Loan Guarantee Initiative has provided more than $633 million in SBA-guaranteed loans to 7,650 veterans to start or expand their small businesses. continue reading »

Small Business Got Nearly $100 Million in Federal Contracts in FY 2010

2010 Small Business Procurement Data Shows Significant Progress toward 23 Percent Federal Contracting Goal. The federal government awarded nearly $100 billion in federal contracts to small businesses continue reading »

Taxpayer Advocate Releases Tax Reform Report to Congress

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her annual report to Congress, identifying the need for tax reform as the number one priority in tax administration. continue reading »