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The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) reported that US ski areas hosted 60.54 million skier/snowboarder visits in 2010/11, the second best season on record. One of the most interesting demographic shifts flies in the face of conventional wisdom: There has been a trend in recent years toward...
Bowden's Market Barometer reported in the April/May issue that the McGraw-Hill Companies (www.mcgraw-hill.com) recently released findings from its Green Home Builders and Remodelers Study. According to the study, the construction of green homes is projected to see a five-fold increase over the n...
Bowden’s Market Barometer discussed the declining foreclosure activity in the April/May edition, and continuing coverage on the subject indicates that the trend has legs! The volume of homes entering the foreclosure process was down more than 30% in March. This flies in the face of prediction...
The election of new heads of government in both France and Greece suggests a majority of voters weary of austerity measures that have so far failed to pull Europe’s fat out of the fire. Britain’s Conservative-led coalition was also battered recently as local voters favored the opposition Labour...
Employment seemingly disappointed in April, adding just 115,000 jobs on the heels of an upwardly revised March estimate of 154,000 jobs and 259,000 jobs in February. The result: unemployment dropped to 8.1%, or as some pundits would say, “changed little.” While that purview may be accurate on s...