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Amazon’s Third-Party Sellers increased Unit Sales by over 40 percent

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(Best Syndication News) - Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today that over 2 million third-party sellers worldwide sold on their website in 2012. The third-party holiday seller unit sales have grown to over 40 percent compared to the same time in 2011. Over the entire 2012 year, Amazon third-party sellers worldwide have sold hundreds of millions of units valued in the tens of billions of dollars.

Peter Faricy, VP for Amazon Marketplace said that their website serves over 188 million active customers throughout the world.

Third-party sellers can fulfill the orders themselves or they can use Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). If a seller uses the FBA service, Amazon will ship their products for them. Sellers utilizing FBA can also opt to offer the buyer FREE Super Saver Shipping on their items. Amazon also handles the returns and the customer service issues.

CareerBuilder predicts where the Jobs will be in 2013

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(Best Syndication News) – As the economy continues to recover, more jobs will become available, according to research published by nation’s largest employment website. CareerBuilder released their 2013 U.S. annual hiring forecast and they detail where the jobs will be this year. They expect hiring manages to employ slightly more full-time permanent employees in 2013 – 26 percent of the total number employed compared to 23 percent in 2012.

CareerBuilder hired Harris Interactive to survey 2,600 hiring managers and 3,900 workers over several industries and company sizes. The survey was conducted between November 1 and November 30, 2012.

Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder, explained that over 60 percent of the responding employers said that they were in a better financial position than they were last year; forty percent reported increased sales over the last six months.

Current Mortgage Rates Today – Bank of America and Citibank raise their loan rates

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(Best Syndication News) Mortgage interest rates were higher today as lenders adjusted to the secondary lending markets (see the mortgage rate charts below). SunTrust lowered their rate while Bank of America, KeyBank, and Citibank raised them.

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Investor concerns centered on the Greek debt crisis last year, but as the New Year approached the focused moved to the fiscal cliff in the United States. Stock prices were hinged on comments made by President Barack Obama New Year’s Eve and later the Senate was able to negotiate a deal to avert the fiscal cliff.

Current Mortgage Rates Today – JPMorgan Chase and U.S. Bank lower loan rates again

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(Best Syndication News) Mortgage interest rates dropped again despite a rise in the secondary lending markets (see the mortgage rate charts below). PNC, JPMorgan Chase, and U.S. Bank lowered their loan rates while SunTrust raised them.

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Although U.S. President Barack Obama expressed optimism Friday that a fiscal-cliff deal could be reached by the New Year, hopes were crushed Sunday as Congressional leaders continued to squabble over details. This time the hold-up is in the Senate.

More than Two Million Ford branded Vehicles sold in 2012

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(Best Syndication News) - Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) announced today that they project 2.2 million vehicles will be sold under the Ford brand in 2012. This is the second year-in-a-row Ford will have sold over 2 million vehicles. The Ford Motor Company is the only U.S. manufacturer to exceed 2 million units since 2007.

In the global market, Ford's bestselling vehicle remains the Focus. Using information gathered through September 2012, the automotive data and marketing company, POLK, said the F-Series ranked fourth and the Fiesta was at number 5 in their global top-10 ranking. Focus was the number one best selling car in the world, according to POLK.

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