The prediction delivers the sign that the economic recovery may attain strength in 2011, however it seems that this prediction doesn’t give enlightenment over the fact that most Americans may not feel it. As you know that the bright cloud over US economy was driven into better days learning that investment on equipment and software and consumer expenditure was stable, also the exports rose.

But the convenient momentum was suddenly vanished because there were increasing debt problems in parts of Europe and government stimulus spending worn out. However, in the beginning of 2011, the newest economic indicators showed that the economy will get better in 2011, this prediction is strengthen by some analysts. Thus, there are some indicators that can be helpful in 2011.

The first indicator is for employees to have more hours working time. The average workweek for all employees on private non-farm payrolls was 34.3 hours in November, it is a rough uptick from the 33.9 hours occupied in the same time last year.

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If you are thinking about business you have to think about some latest technology that can keep your business data safe. Business people today want some options that can help them store their business data safe and secure. Hence, they spend millions of money only on software and hardware that would keep their information secure so that they can access it whenever they want. Ricoh Company has been one of the leading companies that have been providing office document management services to various small and big companies. Recently, the company announced that they are shifting their business model to services where they would provide office document management services in a better way.

Ricoh announced that they will be investing around $300 million to Ricoh global managed document services which has been their pioneering service. This decision would definitely affect the overall growth of the company and it will also help their customers to perform better as they can improve their workflow and also increase their productivity. Ricoh had recently done a researched with IDC that showed that many new companies today are looking for efficient office document management services. According to Angele Boyd, IDC Group Vice President and General Manager, Imaging/Output Document Solutions and SMB companies can enjoy profit of $6 million annually if they go for new MDS by Ricoh.

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2010 was a good year for the stock market and the good fortune also went to the most major US stock markets because there was a quite satisfying result at the end of the year. So, it can be fun to have a brief view to what will be happening to the stock market in 2011.

To have further prediction of the upcoming year, it is a good start to see the consensus expectations. According to the survey done by Bloomberg toward 11 of the largest brokerage firms in US, S&P 500 consensus target by the end 2011 is estimated to reach 10 percent above the current levels. It is also expected that each strategy will give a positive performance out of the index in 2011.

However, there are three major risks which seemingly may affect the consensus expectations in 2011. They are global growth slowing, inflation accelerating, and interconnected risk heightening. They can become a trinity of negative fundamental macro that disturbs the market. 

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