Some producers of "local" meat have had little choice but to ship their products hundreds of miles away to process, and then ship it back for sale. So some small producers are banding together to build slaughterhouses closer to home.
June, July and August are the bread and butter of tourist season for Branson, Mo. So the tourism industry is doing all it can to let the public know there's still plenty to do in the city even though a February tornado caused heavy damage in certain areas of the strip.
With the latest unemployment figures released on Friday, Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about the complexities of the jobless situation. It's not just a lack of jobs. Many companies complain they can't find enough skilled workers to fill the positions — but are companies part of the problem?
Spain's labor ministry announced Monday the number of people who registered for unemployment benefits fell by more than 30,000 from the previous month. Analysts say seasonal hiring accounts for the decrease as companies increase hiring in preparation for the summer tourism season.
The country's newest and largest automobile museum opened in Tacoma, Wash., over the weekend. The LeMay America's Car Museum takes up 165,000 square feet in a four-story building. Harold LeMay was a self-made millionaire who owned more than 3,000 vehicles.
The European Central Bank holds a meeting this week as analysts warn of tough consequences if the euro crisis isn't brought under control. Billionaire investor George Soros goes further saying the euro crisis could bring down the entire European Union.
Banks are often accused of dragging their feet when a homeowner wants to sell for less than the balance on the mortgage. New federal guidelines, though, could now push them to approve those "short sales" faster. But skeptics worry the new rules won't make a big difference.
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