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August 18, 2014
COMMENTARY – by Michael J. Hicks, Ph.D.
For academic success, nothing replaces pure dogged effort and drive.
This week marks the beginning of class at many American universities. Like most professors I am eager to join in the renewal of the fall semester. There are precious few experiences as full of promise and pregnant with opportunity than the start of school at an American university.
Read the full text: Embrace the College Experience
Last week's commentary: Corporate Tax Inversion
Congratulations to web development manager Graham Watson for earning the Miller College Dean's Outstanding Staff Award and congratulations to CBER director Michael Hicks on being named the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business Research.
Have you read a news article about a CBER project or study? Most of our work is available to the public through our project database. You can search our archives by subject, client, and year of publication.
CBER Projects and Publications Archive: http://projects.cberdata.org
DID YOU KNOW? – by Dagney Faulk, Ph.D.
Inflation adjusted retail sales numbers for June 2014 were released last week and came in at $184.96 billion, a 2.1 percent increase over June 2013 (seasonally adjusted). Inflation adjusted retail sales surpassed the prerecession peak in January 2013.
Graph: CPI Deflated Retail Sales
Data table: U.S. Retail Sales
ECONOMIC INDICATORS – View all economic indicators (CBER Data Center).
MONDAY: Metro Area Unemployment Rate (%)
MONDAY: Metro Area Employment by Sector
MONDAY: County Unemployment Rate (%)
MONDAY: Indiana Unemployment Rate
MONDAY: U.S. Unemployment Rates By State
TUESDAY: U.S. Consumer Price Index
TUESDAY: U.S. Housing Starts
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