NLC Members More Optimistic Locally, Pessimistic Nationally
- THE BELEAGUERED COMMUNITY. HARRIS, BLAKE // Government Technology;Sep2009, Vol. 22 Issue 9, Special section p12
The article looks at the challenges facing U.S. communities and what can be done to provide the needed remedies. According to a report by the National League of Cities (NLC), the unprecedented economic conditions facing the country are increasingly straining the ability of cities to meet their...
- chapter 3: Scenario Tests. // Hungary Business Forecast Report;2006 Quarter3, p19
The article discusses the scenario test which focuses on the effects of housing price downswing on the U.S. economy.
- NAR: 2003 Second-Best Year. // National Mortgage News;5/19/2003, Vol. 27 Issue 34, p16
Reports on the National Association of Realtors' prediction that 2003 will be the second best year on record for the United States housing market. Expected increase in the record low interest rates; Decline in unemployment; Average gross domestic product growth for the year.
- Fed Beige Book: Expansion Uneven. Ackerman, Andrew // Bond Buyer;7/28/2005, Vol. 353 Issue 32184, p2
Reports on the expansion of business activity in the United States from June to early July 2005, according to the Federal Reserve Board. Economic activity of several cities.
- Arlington, Fort Worth best cities to do business. Howe, Aleshia // Fort Worth Business Press;7/21/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 28, p4
The article reports on the emergence of Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas as some of the Top 50 Best Cities for Doing Business in the U.S., based on a ranking released by "Inc. Magazine" and Newgeography.com in July 2008. The findings are indications of economic vitality amid the economic slump,...
- Franchisees need to be the industry's political foot soldiers. Odom, Hu // Nation's Restaurant News;4/21/2008, Vol. 42 Issue 16, p24
The author reflects on the importance of the restaurant franchisees in the restaurant industry and in the U.S. economy. He describes the franchisees as the factor that powers the restaurant industry in supporting the nation's economy, creating jobs, and developing communities. He suggests that...
- Why the U.S. needs a visionary leader. Norton, William // New Hampshire Business Review;6/20/2008, Vol. 30 Issue 13, p38
The author reflects on the need of a strong president in the face of a weakening economy in the U.S. He points out that a strong leader must have a vision, conviction and stamina to change the course of reducing government spending and deficits and to promote private sector growth including jobs...
- April's Pending Home Resales Up. // American Banker;6/10/2008, Vol. 173 Issue 111, p6
The article reports that the number of people in the U.S. who bought homes in April, 2008 increased. Housing prices in the U.S. fell nationwide and the National Association of Realtors believes that the lower prices caused more people to buy homes than expected. James O. Sullivan, an economist...
- 23% of Borrowers Underwater in 2Q. // American Banker;8/12/2009, Vol. 174 Issue 154, p7
The author reports that 23% of mortgage holders owe more money on their mortgages than their homes are worth. Specific topics that are discussed in the article include the impact that the decline in home prices has had on the number of people who owe more money than their homes are worth and the...