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We will regret not taking the economic effects of mass quarantine more seriously

Posted by   /  March 24, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Coronavirus Task Force  /  No Comments

By Nick Gillespie | Reason The government botched the early response to coronavirus, so why expect it to grow in competence now? “Shelter in place” laws telling residents to stay in their homes whenever possible are sweeping the country, making it clear that public health concerns—as opposed to worries about staving off economic collapse—have carried the […]

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Belfiore: A euphoric start.

Posted by   /  February 28, 2020  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The regional housing market started off 2020 with a big bang, according to real estate expert Jim Belfiore. “The market is strengthening. I think it’s euphoric,” said Belfiore who is president of Phoenix-based Belfiore Real Estate Consulting. Home builders sold 19 percent more homes in the Phoenix […]

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Yes, rich cities are getting richer. But that’s not the whole story

Posted by   /  February 20, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jed Kolko | The New York Times The gap between rich and poor places is one of the dark spots in an otherwise mostly bright American economy. Geographic inequality has been on the rise since 1980 as the growing knowledge economy has benefited college-educated workers who increasingly cluster in certain cities. A handful of […]

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Maracay Homes Chief Andy Warren nails annual economic predictions

Posted by   /  February 13, 2020  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Andy Warren – Maracay Homes Chief/Maracay By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Andy Warren is killing it. First, he hit a home run with the success of his new Avance community at the base of South Mountain, where homes are selling at a rapid pace. Now the president of Scottsdale-based Maracay Homes apparently is Nostradamus reincarnated. Back in […]

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Pollack: Economic disquiet?

Posted by   /  January 7, 2020  /  Economy  /  No Comments

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ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2020 The Monday Morning Quarterback  A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week This was supposed to have been a quiet week. The most important economic news release of last week was scheduled to be the December employment results which have […]

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Survey: Arizonans concerned most about water, education and the state’s finances

Posted by   /  November 25, 2019  /  Economy, Education, Featured News, Government and Politics, Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

The future of the state’s water supply is an issue that is on the mind of many Arizonans /Photo: Ed Spyra/Morrison Institute By Maria Polletta, /Arizona Republic Heading into 2020, more Arizonans are worried about the future of the state’s water, children and finances than are focused on hot-button issues like immigration or gun control, […]

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Is it time for American cities to stop growing?

Posted by   /  October 25, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

For years, urban “renewal” meant wooing young professionals. Even they can’t afford to live in cities anymore By Vinnie Rotondaro | Vox Aristotle Theresa, a 39-year-old civil rights attorney in Washington, DC, is suing his city for $1 billion. He argues that the city government ignored opposition from his clients, who are lower-income residents, while […]

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Pollack: Path of volatility

Posted by   /  October 16, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

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ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2019 The Monday Morning Quarterback  A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week The economy continues its path of volatility, simultaneously experiencing both good and bad news. But, despite ongoing fears of a recession on the horizon fueled by trade disputes, […]

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Pollack: A whipsaw week

Posted by   /  October 8, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

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ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2019 The Monday Morning Quarterback  A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week It was a whipsaw week. Early in the week, the ISM manufacturing index had the lowest reading since June 2009 and contracted for the second straight month. That’s […]

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Pollack: Economic uncertainty

Posted by   /  August 27, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

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ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2019 The Monday Morning Quarterback  A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week The tit for tat between the U.S. and China over tariffs continued to new levels on Friday as President Trump “ordered” U.S. companies doing business in China to […]

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