The federal debt ceiling is a looming catastrophe one day and a crisis averted the next. It seems a never-ending cycle. WSJ’s David Wessel explains the basics of the debt limit and why you should care…click here.
People frequently ask how a sector that currently accounts for 2.5% of the US economy can be so important. First, residential investment has large swings during the business cycle, and will probably increase sharply over the next few years. Second, there are spillover effects from housing – meaning housing has a much larger impact on overall economic activity than just “residential investment”. We are starting to see some signs of spillover from Kate Linebaugh and James Hagerty at the WSJ: From Power Tools to Carpets, Housing Recovery Signs… Read More →
This one is a re-post from Nursery Management…too good not to pass on. All year long you’ve been in frantic motion. You’ve put out fires. Solved employee snafus and issues. Juggled conflicting priorities. Fielded exhausting back-to-back meetings, telephone calls, and endless emails. Motivated yourself and others. And, kept blocking and tackling month after month by leading and managing your company toward achieving the objectives and goals you set. In other words, it’s been a typical year in the life of a small business owner, and, suddenly, December is… Read More →
In this webinar, Dr. Charlie Hall will provide projections for the economy in 2013 and how the economy will impact the green industry next year. Special post-election commentary will forecast what effects might be expected given the so-called fiscal cliff that is looming. Title: “The Economic Outlook for the Green Industry in 2012” Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012 Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CST Register now by clicking the link below: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/607656176 After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. System… Read More →
As the remnants of Hurricane Sandy move inland through the interior Northeast, Great Lakes and Canada, it leaves a path of catastrophic destruction in its wake. While the total economic impact will be finalized over time, initial estimates are that damages from Sandy will top $20 billion, and this will likely rise as the storm is still active and enveloping large population centers. If estimates hold, Sandy will rank in the “Top 10” of most costly storms, more expensive than Hurricane Irene in 2011, which had estimated damages… Read More →
Ok, you just know I had to pass this on! Shaven-headed men seen in photographs were perceived as an inch taller and 13% stronger than men with full heads of hair, according to an experiment reported by the Wall Street Journal. Albert Mannes of The Wharton School says he conducted his study after noticing that he was treated with greater deference after shaving off his own hair. His research shows that men with shaved heads are seen as more dominant than men with full hair, and men with… Read More →
Consumers are so fascinating, but who has time to keep up with the latest consumer research? Dr. Bridget Behe will share the latest findings about consumers in the studies she and colleagues are conducting. Sustainability, containers, pricing, and attention – learn what the leading researchers now know about consumers. Title: “The Latest Consumer Trends Research” Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CDT Register now by clicking the link below: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/891991977 After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the… Read More →