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.
The Phoenix-area housing market is starting to see a little relief from the foreclosure crisis. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows that, in October, foreclosures made up 26 percent of the existing-home transactions in the market. That's the lowest level since April 2009. Still, the report's author wants to be clear, the end is not in sight.
Though it's been a rough year for many small businesses and entrepreneurs, some Arizona companies have managed to thrive and even add jobs in the down economy. Today, five area businesses were honored for their contributions to our community. They're the winners of the 15th annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
A new customer-rage study shows fewer American consumers than ever are satisfied with the products and services we buy. The national phone survey of 1,000 households gives an in-depth look at our dissatisfaction, the bad customer service received when we complain, and the Web's new role in venting our anger. The Center for Services Leadership at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University helped design the survey.
One of the nation's largest and highest-ranked business schools broke ground on a new state-of-the-art facility today. As part of Arizona State University's Homecoming festivities, about 300 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new McCord Hall at the W. P. Carey School of Business.
One of the most highly regarded international business newspapers just released its new rankings of executive MBA programs, and the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University ranks Top 20 worldwide. The Financial Times, Britain's equivalent of The Wall Street Journal, applauds the school's prestigious EMBA program in China as No. 20 globally and the No. 2 executive MBA program affiliated with any U.S. public university.
Giving people more choices can eliminate wasteful spending, even in health care. New research from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows that one government program has worked to cut the amount of money Americans were wasting out of pocket, despite intense speculation about how confusing the program would be. The research on Medicare Part D reveals consumers can make good choices when faced with lots of private insurance options, and this may have much broader implications for health care reform in general.
The amount of activity in the Phoenix-area housing market dropped significantly last month. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals the decrease and explains that it's largely due to a decline in foreclosures.