The final numbers on Phoenix-area foreclosures and home prices are in, and they may surprise you. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows, despite some positive momentum, 2011's overall totals failed to show a big improvement from the numbers in 2010.
Despite a slowly improving U.S. economy, Americans have watched the stock market continue on its roller coaster ride, in large part because of uncertainty about the economic future of European countries, such as Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Italy, experiencing well-publicized problems. An international finance expert from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University explains what we can expect as we enter the New Year in the future of the Eurozone.
This week, U.S. News & World Report issued its first-ever rankings for top online education programs. The online MBA program from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is among the 14 named to the publication's inaugural "Honor Roll" for online graduate business programs.
Worldwide attention is now focused on the Phoenix-area real estate market and its slow recovery from the foreclosure crisis. At the same time, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is making some timely upgrades to its real estate programs aimed at disseminating more public information about the market and educating future real estate industry leaders. Among them is the addition of real estate expert Mike Orr, highly regarded for his market analysis as creator of The Cromford Report.
The Arizona State University community mourns the loss of a great benefactor, philanthropist and businessman. Wm. Polk Carey, one of the nation's most prominent real estate investors and the major donor behind the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU, has passed away at the age of 81.
From "Occupy Wall Street" to presidential elections, it's becoming more important than ever for business leaders to understand how the business world and the political arena intersect. Professor Gerry Keim of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University has been teaching business executives and students the importance of getting involved in the political process for years. He will now carry his messages to an even larger audience as the newly named chairman of the board of The Washington Campus, a nonprofit university consortium in the District of Columbia.
For only the second time this year, the monthly foreclosure rate has gone up in the Phoenix area. According to a new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, foreclosures made up 29 percent of the existing-home transactions in the market in November. That's an increase from 26 percent in October, but the report's author assures it's not significant.
We can expect to see improvement in both the Arizona and U.S. economies next year, but full recovery is still a few years away. That's according to experts who spoke today at the 48th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon, co-sponsored by Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business and JPMorgan Chase. More than 1,000 people packed into the Phoenix Convention Center to learn the outlook for 2012.
When will unemployment drop, the housing market improve and the stock market stabilize? We're ending another tough economic year and hoping for some positive answers. Top experts on the U.S. and Arizona economies will present their 2012 forecasts at the Valley's largest and most trusted economic-forecasting event on Dec. 7. The 48th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics at Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business and JPMorgan Chase.
To help save more than $100 million in taxpayer money annually, flu-vaccine efforts should be focused early in the flu season, with a stronger emphasis on children and seniors. That's among the preliminary findings of research from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University that were recently presented to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.