Borrowing by small U.S. businesses jumped in November to the highest level in more than two years, PayNet Inc reported. Why? entrepreneurs invested in their businesses and did a better job of paying existing debts.
According to the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall volume of financing to U.S. small businesses rose 17 percent in November from a year earlier, PayNet said.
It was the fourth straight double-digit jump and the ninth consecutive monthly increase of the gauge, which measures the loans, leases and lines of credit that small businesses originate to finance investment in their operations.
Hall of Fame members Ronnie Lott and John Madden will lead a player safety advisory council for the National Football League.
Lott, who won four Super Bowl titles as a defensive back for San Francisco 49ers, and Madden, who won a championship as coach of the Oakland Raiders and 16 Emmy awards as a broadcaster, will head the panel in providing recommendations on safety issues to Commissioner Roger Goodell, the NFL said in a news release.
The panel will review rules, techniques, training methods and equipment, making recommendation to players and coaches about how the game is played, the statement said.
For the first time in 23 years, Ford ‘mustang muscle car lost the sports car to General Motor Co.’s Chevy Camaro.
The Camaro in 2010 outsold the Mustang 81,299 to 73,716. The two models have been battling for sports-car sales supremacy since the redesigned Camaro returned to the market in 2009 after a seven-year hiatus. Mustang had been the U.S. leader since 1986, according to Ward’s AutoInfoBank of Southfield, Michigan. The rivalry dates to the 1960s.
At the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, the sand on the private beach is imported from Algeria, the hostesses at reception are Filipino and the butlers are usually Indian. Representing 50 galleries from 18 countries, the art dealers who participated in the second edition of Abu Dhabi Art, from November 3rd to the 7th, were also an international mixed bag.
The event was less a fair than “a formal introduction to the cultural ambitions of Abu Dhabi,” explained Marc Glimcher from New York’s Pace Gallery. “They’re so big that they transcend a cynical response.” This sentiment was echoed by Hyung-Teh Do of Seoul’s Hyundai Gallery, whose sophisticated stand included works by Ai Weiwei and Lee Ufan. “We are enjoying the unusual circumstances,” he said.
Much of modern medicine depends on high tech innovations. Broken bones, however, are another story. They are still dealt with in a clumsy, old-fashioned way that frequently involves screws, nails and pins. Even the simplest operation can result in infections and incomplete healing if those devices are not placed as they should be. In dramatic circumstances—for instance on a battlefield, where surgeons cannot use X-ray machines and there is no proper operating theatre—the need for so many bits and bobs can make effective surgery impossible. Thousands of soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, for example, have had limbs amputated after injuries that could have been treated at any hospital.
Now a new solution may be at hand.