As you do your holiday shopping this year, you'll probably encounter plenty of "free sample" stands at the big warehouse stores and grocery stores. Common sense might tell you that eating a bunch of samples would make you feel full and disinterested in buying the products. However, surprising research proves the samples not only make you want the sampled products more, but they also make you want all kinds of other rewarding items - from spa visits to luxury trips.
As we near the end of the year, Phoenix-area home prices have started to go up, but another wave of foreclosures is likely to hit soon. That's according to the author of the latest Realty Studies report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
In an effort to help more people access knowledge about business, the nationally ranked W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is offering several innovative, new degree programs. These new programs will make students more valuable to companies during the economic downturn, and all mix a high-quality business education with knowledge about other career fields.
Phoenix-area home prices continue to slowly increase each month, despite the high level of foreclosures in the Valley. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University confirms slight improvements for the past five months in a row.
Though the recession may officially be over, Americans are still worried about unemployment, debt and making it through continued tough times. Top economic experts will offer up their 2010 forecasts for Arizona and the nation at the Valley's largest and most trusted economic event. The 46th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon, co-sponsored by Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business Department of Economics and JPMorgan Chase, will be held Dec. 2.
Do you worry about the safety of the information you enter online when shopping or paying bills? Are you concerned that your employer has stored your social security number in the company's systems? A new research group at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is dedicated to making sure businesses know how to protect your data and implement the needed measures.
Though the number of home resales in the Phoenix-area housing market is actually higher than normal for this time of year, foreclosures still appear to be driving the market. The latest Realty Studies report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows two-thirds of the activity in the Valley housing market remained foreclosure-related in October, and the current recovery is full of challenges.
H1N1 is now widespread in all but two states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Arizona health officials are working hard to make sure those who most need the vaccine are able to get it. In the Phoenix area, Maricopa County public health officials are using an innovative new software program from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University to help them quickly determine where to send vaccine doses as they come into the state.
Arizonans are gearing up for more H1N1 activity this flu season, and a new survey reveals how much they really know about the virus and how they're preparing for its spread. The survey of more than 700 Arizona households was designed and analyzed by faculty and students from the School of Health Management and Policy at the W. P. Carey School of Business, the Decision Theater at the Global Institute of Sustainability, and the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University.
For the first time since 2007, average home prices went up in all regions of the Phoenix area from one month to the next. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business shows a slight increase of 2 percent Valleywide from June to July.