Is Buying a Hobby Farm in Your Future?

  Is Buying a Hobby Farm in Your Future? By Burt Carey More and more Americans are escaping big city or suburb life for one in the country on their own 40 acres, trading traffic and honking horns for the quieter, simpler life of a farmer. They’ve traded business apparel for denim, floppy hats and […]

Firearms Industry Has Grown 158 Percent Since 2008

  Firearms Industry Has Grown 158 Percent Since 2008 By Burt Carey Firearms industry leaders announced phenomenal growth figures this week. The overall economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States has grown 158 percent since 2008, increasing in sales from $19.1 billion in 2008 to a whopping $49.3 billion in […]

Trade Deficits Holding Back U.S. Manufacturing Jobs, Output

  Trade Deficits Holding Back U.S. Manufacturing Jobs, Output By Burt Carey Presidential candidates on both sides of the political spectrum have said much about jobs in America, and oftentimes those discussions are based on the link between trade deficits and domestic manufacturing. Whether it’s Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, billionaire […]

Atlanta Maintains Title of World’s Busiest Airport

  Atlanta Maintains Title of World’s Busiest Airport By Burt Carey Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport remains the world’s busiest based on passenger traffic in 2015, according to a report released this week by the Airports Council International. Atlanta’s airline passenger traffic increased 5.5 percent in 2015 to a record of more than 101.4 million […]

Mickey Mouse Solar Field To Open This Spring

  Mickey Mouse Solar Field To Open This Spring By Burt Carey What has a two big black ears and a cute, round face? If you said Mickey Mouse you may have seen the 20-acre solar farm being built by Duke Energy Florida next door to Walt Disney World Resort. The solar panel field is […]

Existing Home Sales Drop 7.1% in February

  Existing Home Sales Drop 7.1% in February By Burt Carey Sales of existing homes in the U.S. fell 7.1 percent in February, according to the National Association of Realtors. Northeastern states saw the biggest drop in home sales, down 17.1 percent from January figures. The negative trend is worrisome for analysts who see such […]

Sony Pays $750M for Michael Jackson’s Estate Share of Music Library

  Sony Pays $750M for Michael Jackson’s Estate Share of Music Library By Burt Carey Sony, the world’s largest music company, has agreed to buy out the estate of Michael Jackson in a deal that closes half of the company’s ownership for $750 million. Sony/ATV Music Publishing holds the rights to some of the highest-valued […]

AMC Theaters Buys Competitor Carmike Cinemas for $1.1 Billion

  AMC Theaters Buys Competitor Carmike Cinemas for $1.1 Billion By Burt Carey When the new CEO of AMC Entertainment announced earlier last week that growth, either organically or through acquisitions, would be his top priority, he was paving the way to a major announcement. Adam Aron made good on the promise March 3 by […]