• Economy Watch: Investment in Non-Residential Structures Gains in Q2

    By D.C. Stribling, Contributing Editor Investment in non-residential U.S. structures increased at a 5.2 percent annualized pace during the second quarter of 2017, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported on Monday. That’s a marked change from early last year, when the pace of non-residential investment was dragged down due to a

    National 08 August 2017 13:19
  • Economy Watch: U.S. GDP Edges Up in Q1

    A 1.4 percent increase in U.S. real GDP for the first quarter of the year was down from the growth seen in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. But consumers remain confident about the state of the U.S. economy.

    National 29 June 2017 14:30
  • Retail Scuffles, But All Is Not Lost

    News of retail bankruptcies and store closings might be making the most headlines, but retailers and retail owners that can adapt to changing consumer preferences and compete with the rise of e-commerce can still prevail, argues Yardi Matrix Analyst Justin Dean.

    National 16 May 2017 18:41
  • Making the Grade

    While there was substantial growth during the Obama years, it was attributable to the normal recovery as the U.S. economy emerges from an economic downturn. After Obama's eight-year term, the U.S. has achieved the same slow economic growth as the social democratic economies of Europe and Japan.

    National 03 May 2017 13:16
  • Economy Watch Weekly: First-Quarter Metrics Point to Slower Start

    As economic metrics for the first few months of the year start to trickle in, the figures seem to suggest the U.S. economy is off to a slower start in 2017. Economy Editor Dees Stribling discusses some of these metrics, including GDP, consumer confidence and hotel occupancy.

    National 02 May 2017 14:02
  • Economy Watch: US Economy Turns in Sluggish First Quarter

    U.S. real GDP increased only 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017, compared with 2.1 percent in last year's fourth quarter. Commercial real estate investment also took a hit as lenders likely were more cautious to start off the year.

    National 01 May 2017 19:44
  • Change of Seasons

    As the first quarter of 2017 passed, we have certainly faced multiple intersections, ranging from political shifts to demographic changes and from technological disruptions to accelerating urbanization. These alterations are placing tremendous pressures on global economies.

    National 20 April 2017 10:00