News Releases

News Releases

August 5, 2010

Many Arizona businesses are working to help boost our economy and create new jobs as we recover from the recession. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is honoring 10 of the top companies in the state for their achievements. They are the newly announced finalists for the prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards recognizing ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship.

August 4, 2010

Family violence, physical abuse or parents divorcing can play a role in keeping a girl from becoming an entrepreneur later in life. That's according to new research led by Assistant Professor Zhen Zhang of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. It shows these negative experiences in adolescence might help discourage a girl from owning a business as an adult, but also that positive intervention can definitely help to overcome this problem.

July 15, 2010

Congress has just passed a measure hailed as the most important financial legislation since the Great Depression, but how does this affect the average American and the financial system in the United States? Two experts explain the main points of the financial regulatory reform designed to put an end to big bailouts, create an early warning system about systemic risk to the U.S. economy and provide new consumer protections, among other things.

July 13, 2010

Is Arizona prepared to take the lead in the shift to renewable energy, using its greatest natural resource - the sun? A major research effort led by Arizona State University and initially funded through a grant from Science Foundation Arizona is trying to answer that question by analyzing how best to use solar and other sustainable energy throughout the state.

July 8, 2010

After two months of positive news, the Phoenix-area housing market is backsliding a bit, with a higher level of foreclosures. The latest Realty Studies report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows foreclosures accounted for 36 percent of the existing-home market activity in June. That's up from 33 percent in May.

July 1, 2010

The Fourth of July is a time for celebrating our nation's freedom, which is largely due to the dedication and sacrifice of our veterans. Right now, the head of Arizona State University's Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program and several new graduates of the program are working to help create a special community where veterans can come together in a supportive environment and transition from military to civilian life. The community would specifically meet the needs of those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injuries from America's most recent conflicts.

June 29, 2010

Some of the top business leaders in China are taking home diplomas from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Over the weekend, 82 students graduated from the school's prestigious executive MBA program in Shanghai, ranked among the best in the world. At their "day jobs," the impressive class is in charge of the financial equivalent of 10 percent of China's gross domestic product.

June 23, 2010

Many college students aren't able to complete their degrees, due to circumstances like the economy, family crises or other pressing issues. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is introducing a new program aimed at making it as convenient as possible for these students to finish their education. The highly ranked business school is offering its first-ever undergraduate business degree online.

June 16, 2010

The Phoenix-area housing market -- hit especially hard by the recession -- has been experiencing some price increases lately, but those may soon be coming to an end. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University confirms the first year-over-year increase in home values marketwide happened back in April, after three years in negative territory. Continued upward momentum followed in May. However, this could be short-lived.

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