Monthly Archives: June 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act, Impact will Ripple Through Commercial Real Estate Sectors

June 29, 2012 The Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act paves the way for profound changes in the healthcare industry and real estate investments catering to this sector. Healthcare providers and states can now move forward with less uncertainty about the future of this plan and its requirements, but continued challenges to the […]

Retail Sales Edge Lower as Eurozone Recession Takes Toll, Falling Gas Prices Offer Upside Potential

June 18, 2012 Falling gas prices and a contraction in building materials sales accounted for the majority of the decline in May’s retail sales. Viewed together with downward revisions to April sales and the lull in other retail segments, the results point to  weaker spending concurrent with decelerating business investment. The details underlying tepid first-quarter […]

Hiring Hobbled by International Economic Turbulence; Summer Slump Reminiscent of Last Year

June 5, 2012 Although the labor market started the year at a healthy pace, it has since lost significant momentum, and is now limping into the summer months, much like last year. With global influences siphoning strength from the U.S. economy, prospects of a steady recovery have begun to fade. Numerous countries across Europe have […]