Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Short Takes

The Taliban is renting an office and perhaps looking towards peace talks.

Iran is saber-rattling over the Straits of Hormuz; look out for higher gas prices.

So far, the stock market likes 2012.

Construction spending is going up; always a good sign for the economy.

Starbucks is raising prices in the Northeast.

South Florida shivers through its annual visit from a cold wave.