What Kind of Economy Does the U.S. Face in 2013?

Jan. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Dan Alpert, managing partner at Westwood Capital and Neil Dutta, head of U.S. economics at Renaissance Macro Research, discuss the state of the U.S. economy heading into 2013. They spoke Thursday on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock."

Edgy Design Gives Puma Brand a Boost, Says CEO Gulden
15:14 - Puma SE reported second-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates as the German sneaker maker got a lift from Europe’s soccer championships and a focus on the women’s market. Earnings before interest and taxes rose to 12 million euros ($13 million), Puma said in a statement Wednesday, beating analysts’ average expectation of 10.6 million euros. Sales rose 7 percent to 827 million euros, compared with the 820 million-euro consensus. The company fought negative currency-conversion effects by keeping a lid on costs. Chief Executive Officer Bjoern Gulden, three years into a turnaround effort, is balancing sports and style, pushing brash multicolored soccer cleats and a partnership with sprinter Usain Bolt. Gulden joined Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua on "The Pulse."
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