Gladstone Marina in Queensland, Australia, was awarded four Golden Anchors under the Global Gold Anchor accreditation scheme at a presentation attended by Marina Industries Association and Gladstone Ports Corp. representatives.
The marine industry is a global enterprise. Builders, dealers, marinas, equipment manufacturers and other businesses are found worldwide, and there are major boat shows on all continents.
The U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in January — the most in four months and more than economists expected — and the nation’s unemployment rate edged up to 4.8 percent, the Labor Department reported today.
The housing market is always a reliable barometer of the U.S. economy because consumers need more faith in the future to buy a home than to make practically any other purchase they consider.
The day before Donald Trump was inaugurated, the housing market provided further evidence of the confidence Americans continue to have in the U.S. economy.
Retail sales rose nearly as much as analysts expected in December, which would seem to suggest the economy is poised for a strong start to the new year.
The International Superyacht Society said the Wright Maritime Group is providing students attending educational curriculums relevant to the yacht industry with a one-year free membership in the ISS.
The federal Department of Labor said Friday that average hourly earnings rose 2.9 percent last year.
The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in December and the nation’s jobless rate rose slightly to 4.7 percent in the last employment report during President Obama’s term of office.
Consumers are happy as the new year begins.
After Donald Trump won the presidential election, the upbeat tone of consumer confidence surveys and the ebullience of stock market investors had economy watchers expecting a strong month of retail sales in November.