User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

54° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.


[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news


Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Friday Afternoon Business Brief

May 18, 2012, 1:18 PM

Friday Afternoon Business Brief

After a losing streak that has persisted over the past two weeks, stocks have been under pressure again today. With a highly-hyped debut for Facebook shares and high anxiety over Greece's possible exit from the euro, the key averages have been going back and forth between negative and positive territory.

  • Facebook's shares were recently trading up about 8 percent in its debut on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The company and its early investors raised $16 billion in the offering, which valued Facebook at $104 billion. That makes Facebook the most valuable U.S. company to ever go public.
  • France's Francois Hollande met today with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, after the French leader's recent election. Obama says this weekend's gathering of economic powers at Camp David will promote a "strong growth agenda."
  • Greece's government spokesman says German Chancellor Angela Merkel has floated the idea that the country hold a referendum on the euro alongside national elections next month. Greece is set to hold elections on June 17.
  • The Labor Department says unemployment rates fell in two-thirds of U.S. states last month. Also, in many states, unemployment has fallen well below the national average, which was 8.1 percent last month. Rates were lower than 7 percent in 22 states in April.

Previous Story

Next Story



View business

You may also like

Stacy Phelps Resigns From Board of Education

10/2/2015 3:14 PM

Phelps administered the GEAR UP program which prepared and encouraged Native American students to enroll into higher educaton.

Full Story
Mitchell Superintendent Defends 'Second Job'

10/5/2015 10:02 PM

Our KELOLAND News investigation revealed some of the problems surrounding the multimillion dollar GEAR UP grant that caused the state to end its partn...

Full Story | Watch
Sioux Falls Floral Shop Fills Special Order For Elton John

10/1/2015 4:48 PM

Sir Elton John will be surrounded by beautiful flowers during his stop in Sioux Falls.

Full Story
Coffee Shop, Pizza Chain Both Opening In East Sioux Falls

10/2/2015 2:03 PM

Marco's Pizza filed a building permit to set up shop in a new stripmall on South Sycamore Avenue.

Full Story
Shop Owner Ready For 'Chip & Dip'

10/1/2015 10:10 PM

Thursday is the deadline for stores to have new equipment in place to take the more-secure chip cards.

Full Story | Watch