Michael Alderman

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US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales

Data for this Date Range<p>Sept. 30, 2017<p>9.10%<p>June 30, 2017<p>8.90%<p>March 31, 2017<p>8.50%<p>Dec. 31, 2016<p>8.20%<p>Sept. 30, 2016<p>8.20%<p>June 30, 2016<p>8.00%<p>March 31, …

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G20 leaders bask in warm Aussie spring, but reception for Russia's Putin is chilly

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in the northern Australian city of Brisbane to a scorching spring day, and a distinctly chilly reception.<p>Putin, in Australia with other world leaders for G20 talks, stepped off his flight from Moscow to be greeted by Australia's deputy defense secretary, a …

Cameron warns Putin as Russian president lashes sanctions

David Cameron says further aggression in Ukraine would inevitably lead to further isolation for Moscow<p>Vladimir Putin has admitted for the first time that he is prepared for his country to face a “catastrophic” slump in oil prices, as David Cameron said Europe would have no choice but to step up …

Eurozone dodges triple-dip recession but submerges in 'lost decade'

Italian ex-minister warned that “Titanic Europe” is heading for a shipwreck, demanding an “orderly break-up” of the euro unless there is a radical change of course<p>The eurozone has averted a triple-dip recession but remains stuck in a deep structural slump, with too little momentum to create jobs or …

The Week in Review: A Space Milestone

In the 10 a.m. EST hour on Wednesday morning, a space traveler called the Philae detached from the Rosetta spacecraft and landed on Comet 67P.“We are …

Sweden releases sonar images of submarine violation

Underwater tracks on seabed prove that a small submarine illegally entered Swedish waters last month, says military<p>Sweden has released an image of underwater tracks which it says is clear proof that a foreign submarine illegally entered its waters last month, in an event which triggered a national …

Walmart Stores Are Now Price-Matching Amazon.com

Black Friday is exactly two weeks away and the holiday season is just around the corner, which is causing the competition between retailers to intensify. Now Walmart executives are telling managers at its stores across the U.S. to price-match Amazon.com and other online retailers.<p>Greg Foran, the …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

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