The 7 percent unemployment rate accompanied a gain of 203,000 jobs
A Needham & Co. report estimates that most cable TV channels would vanish if consumers could—as they say they'd prefer—spend $30 monthly on 15 to 20 channels
Democrats have a lock on the dozen largest cities in the U.S.
It lets customers go off the grid when utilities charge their highest rates and provides a backup during outages
The settlement ends an eight-year legal fight waged by African American brokers
Jeff Bezos's plan to deliver packages via unmanned aerial drones is crazy—which means you shouldn't bet against him
After selling out 5,000 designer Starbucks cards in six minutes last year, Starbucks is offering a mere 1,000 of them at noon on Friday
Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management reclaims the top stop after a two-year absence
Immigrant entrepreneurs and companies with intellectual property are more likely to hire
Budget balance: -1.7%
Current account: -13.6%
Sovereign credit rating: BB/Negative
Stock market: -55.0%
After several years of export-led growth, Vietnam's economy is showing signs of overheating. In the first half of 2008, the currency fell, inflation jumped from 10% to 21%, and the trade deficit rose to $14.2 billion--the same amount posted for all of 2007. To offset these problems, the government has cut back on spending and tightened controls on bank lending, which expanded 50% last year. That has helped reduce the deficit recorded in the first half of 2008, although GDP growth estimates also have been slashed to 7% this year and 6.5% to 7% in 2009, compared with typical rates above 8% in recent years.