Month: December 2009

Are we Coming out of the Recession? [Infographic]

The US stock market is soaring, commodity prices are on the rise, and there are signs that consumer confidence is growing. Ask the US government if the recession is ending and you’ll hear a resounding yes as the Obama administration rushes to claim an early victory. Naysayers however point to the massive US debt and the 10% unemployment rate as signs that, even with the economic stimulus package, we still have a long way to go. Our info-graphic displays some leading economic indicators on the road to recovery.

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Source : http://www.mint.com

Top ten pharmaceutical companies (in terms of sales)

Despite many companies seeing their stock plunge during the economic recession, the pharmaceutical industry is one sector that has managed to hold its own, continuing to be on of the most profitable industries in the world.

In this years Fortune 500 listings for example, industry leader Pfizerboosted international sales and announced a $68 billion deal for rival Wyeth.

 

Top ten pharmaceutical companies in terms of sales

Source : http://www.ngpharma.com/

Bank hacking: is it on the rise? [Infographic]

At the end of August, bank hacker Ehud Tenenbaum was photographed leaving court, having pleaded guilty to a single count of bank-card fraud. Tenenbaum, who is Iraeli by birth, had been arrested in Canada last year for allegedly stealing roughly $1.5 million in a bank hacking scheme. But before Canadian authorities could prosecute him, he was extradited back to the United States. Now he pleads guilty to having played a major role in a sophisticated computer-hacking scheme that officials believe scored $10 million from US banks.

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Source: http://www.usfst.com