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Tag: March

Rate of Americans Starting Own Households ‘Disturbingly Slow’

New data show that household formation slowed considerably last year, a potentially ominous sign for the housing market. Household formation is a key driver of...

The Education of the Luxury Buyer

Seasoned home buyers—people who described themselves as owning a "high-end luxury home"—approach the purchasing process much differently than those venturing into the high-end market...

The Economist Explains: How Countries Calculate Their GDP

WHEN unveiling Britain's annual budget on March 19th George Osborne, the chancellor of the exchequer, crowed that the British economy was forecast to grow at an annualised rate of 2.7% in the first quarter of 2014, the fastest in the rich world. His…

When ‘Disparate Impact’ Bites Back

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just got a painful lesson in the "disparate impact" theory of discrimination. American Banker magazine reported on March 6...

Can Anything Be Done About Online Trolling?

Curtis Woodhouse earns a living punching people in the face, so it's fair to say he's one of the last men you'd hurl insults...

Hoteliers: Time to Soar

It has been a ride and I have had a lot of fun along the way, but now the reigns must be passed to...

Here Comes the Housing Inventory

Inventory—in particular the lack of it—has been a front-page topic this year. We’re back on the topic of inventory today, but with glad tidings:...

Emotional Intelligence: The Leadership Difference-Maker

In March 2013 Susanna Rohm’s seemingly-healthy two month old baby had stopped breathing causing mom to go into a panic. She began screaming for...