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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.
As people around the world decide to "go green," businesses are also working to conserve energy and make our natural resources last longer. In order to prepare students to help their companies become more sustainable, the W. P. Carey School of Business is introducing sustainability as one of its new areas of emphasis for MBA students. Innovative new leadership coursework, international electives and scholarship opportunities are also being introduced this fall.
Decades before health care reform became a household phrase, Professor Eugene Schneller was pioneering fields that would play a key role in reducing the costs of health care. Schneller, who teaches at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, just received a major prize for leadership in education. Since his career started in the 1970s, he has helped to improve quality and access to care, and he recently helped bring the concept of health care supply chain management -- choosing the most cost-effective products -- to the forefront.
Foreclosures as a share of the overall Phoenix-area resale-housing market activity are declining. The latest Realty Studies report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University explains the number of foreclosures has gone down from 40 percent of the market's recorded activity in March to 33 percent in May. However, will the drops continue?
For the first time in three years, Phoenix-area housing prices are showing an overall year-over-year increase for the market. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business contains positive news for Valley homeowners, who have been waiting for relief from dropping home values.
People are especially interested in saving money at the grocery store now, due to the rough economy. Most know that buying the store brand or private label, also known as the "generic brand," can save you cash. However, a new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University suggests the simple presence of the store brand can save you money, even if you don't buy it.
Small business owners can learn how to make the most of this time of economic recovery. Top professors from the W. P. Carey School of Business will teach classes for the owners of small and diverse local businesses at the school's third annual Small Business Leadership Academy. Salt River Project (SRP) is co-sponsor of this innovative academy, the first program of its kind in the western United States.
Phoenix-area housing prices have consistently gone up every month this year, despite tough economic times. The latest Realty Studies report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University confirms the median single-family home price in the Valley has steadily increased. However, it's unclear whether the momentum will continue.
A record number of students -- more than 2,000 -- will graduate from the nationally ranked W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University this week. Appropriately, the speaker at this year's undergraduate convocation ceremony will be W. P. Carey School of Business alumnus Aaron Matos, chief executive officer and founder of the popular employment website Jobing.com. He will speak to the students about their future in this tough post-recession job market.
Most Americans will likely have their health information turned into electronic medical records over the next decade. A large chunk of federal stimulus money is being used for this effort aimed at improving patient care and reducing medical errors. However, a new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows there are some real negatives that come with the positives of electronic medical records.