Monday, May 3, 2010 myBiz Blog
MarketWatch 5.3.2010 by sbarber

Each week check out the MarketWatch feature on myBiz.  We will report on facets of the economy to keep you informed and prepared for the internship and full-time job markets.

New Home Sales Increased

According to The Wall Street Journal, new-home sales  jumped 27% in March.  Buyers rushed  to sign deals before the federal tax credit expired on April 30.  The credit provided new home buyers with $8,000.

Facebook Stirs Privacy Debate

Facebook annonced plans to expand its presence on its partner sites.   Many users are concerned about Facebook sharing users' personal informatio with these other sites and limiting users' ability to keep their Web browsing private.

Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Suit

A sex-discrimination suit filed against Wal-Mart in 2001 alleges that Wal-Mart systematically paid female employees less than men, awarded them smaller raises, and offered them fewer promotions.  Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that a million or more women could join in a class-action suit for sex discrimination against Wal-Mart.  If the case goes to court, an unfavorable verdict could cost Wal-Mart billions of dollars.