Japanese manufacturers recorded a solid improvement in business conditions in August, as output and new order growth accelerated. Manufacturing output rose at the fastest rate recorded in 30 months in August, which also marked the sixth successive month of growth.
Growth of output and new business quickened in August as Austrian manufacturing firms recorded improving economic conditions. Employment continued to fall and manufacturers indicated a reluctance to build stocks of finished goods.
Merger and acquisition activity in China remains subdued as dealmakers adopt a wait and see attitude pending clearer policy direction from the government, a semi-annual report by professional service provider PricewaterhouseCoopers finds.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced that when it comes to federal tax purposes, legally married same-sex couples will be treated the same as straight married couples, no matter the state they reside in.
The Tucson City Council is about to say "Enough!" to abandoned shopping carts. The council is reviewing a proposal to fine retailers who are repeat offenders. Store owners are facing the fines added to their city water bills each month.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $600,000 grant to The Idea Village, Inc., of New Orleans, La., to support programs that assist entrepreneurs in building their businesses and creating jobs.
Oman's Ministry of Civil Service plans to fill 2,317 new vacancies at various ministries and governmental units. The ministry will publish a series of ads to implement the Royal Directives of Sultan Qaboos bin Said regarding the national plan to eymploy Omani citizens in the public and private sectors.
The United States is the international leader in cloud computing, dominating every segment of the nearly $130 billion industry. However, the recent PRISM revelations may lead to significant changes in the global cloud market, negatively impacting U.S. cloud providers.