News and events
List of news and events
Quarterly Economics news - Third Quarter 2012
Consumer spending is an important component of GDP, and the impact of household purchases can make a significant difference on economic growth. This was recently illustrated by a research paper published by an economist at JP Morgan Chase suggesting that Apple’s iPhone 5 could singlehandedly add as much as half of a percentage point to the fourth quarter annualized GDP.
The Tampa Bay Economy Newsletter - Summer/Fall 2012
The latest issue of The Tampa Bay Economy newsletter is now available. This is produced by the University of Tampa - Sykes College of Business, and underwritten by Thomas Financial. This biannual newsletter provides you with economic information pertaining to the Tampa Bay area.
Inside this issue:
The Eurozone Debt Debacle: A Crisis Foretold?
U.S. Trends in Monetary and Fiscal Policy: Where We've Been and Where We're Going
Latest Economic Report on Tampa's Economy
Quarterly Economics news - Second Quarter 2012
Keeping up with the controversies and issues ailing the economy can be exasperating and disheartening, but it is never boring. J.P. Morgan’s major trading losses, Facebook’s fumbled IPO, and the Greek elections grabbed headlines in the second quarter. Greece’s right-wing New Democracy party, a proponent of the harsh European Union (EU) bailout deal, narrowly edged out its opponents, sending a sigh of relief across markets worldwide..
Quarterly Economics news - First Quarter 2012
As the American economy continues to rebound from the recession of recent memory, one can develop differing opinions on the current state of the economy by considering different economic indicators...
Quarterly Economics news - Fourth quarter 2011
The French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal once said that contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth. Considering that most national and international news has been fi lled with contradictions for the past few years, this perspective gives us hope that not all is lost....
Quarterly Economics news - Third quarter 2011
Gone are the days of a sure thing - nothing moves in a straight line anymore. This sentiment was reflected in the August and September consumer confidence numbers released by The Conference Board, which plummeted as pessimism about the economic environment re-emerged...
Quarterly Economics news - Second quarter 2011
Two years after the official end of the recession, economic recovery is still sputtering. The latest numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that U.S. unemployment remained at 9.1% for May, and closed the quarter at 9.2% after a disappointing jobs report...
Quarterly Economics news - First quarter 2011
The first quarter of 2011 was, in one word, tumultuous. The major earthquake that struck Japan, political unrest in the Middle East, the European debt crisis and signs of weakness in the housing market contributed to volatility in the financial markets...