Downtown Retail Then and Now

I just note the small story on Downtown retail.  PG: Mayor’s roundtable to beef up Downtown retail district

From the archives and my friend Jim D are the 161 pages of: Who Shops Downtown and Why? August 3, 1989 by Jim DeAngelis.

Though as I noted yesterday with some stats, I bet at least some of . . . → Read More: Downtown Retail Then and Now

Government-Imposed Failure

Chuck has good idea for reforming education:

Sometimes you hear lamentation over the fact that teachers aren’t regarded with proper levels of esteem. That we have star athletes but no star teachers even when most students would benefit more from the latter. A possible solution to that problem with a keener eye for improving . . . → Read More: Government-Imposed Failure

John Kaiser: Gold as a Positive Economic Indicator

A $3,000/ounce gold spike could boost equity valuation. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, John Kaiser, editor of Kaiser Research Online, shares the catalysts that could propel gold and silver stock prices higher in 2012.

The Gold Report: Gold prices reached historic highs during the last quarter. However, in a recent . . . → Read More: John Kaiser: Gold as a Positive Economic Indicator

Economic Events on November 15, 2011

At 7:45 AM Eastern time, the weekly ICSC-Goldman Store Sales report will be released, giving an update on the health of the consumer through this analysis of retail sales.

At 8:30 AM Eastern Time, the Empire State manufacturing index for November will be released. The consensus is that the index value will be -2.6, . . . → Read More: Economic Events on November 15, 2011