Day: March 28, 2012

How to Assess the Risks of a 2012 Oil Shock

With the euro crisis in abeyance, high oil prices have become the latest source of worry for the world economy. Assessing the dangers posed by dearer oil means answering the following four questions: What is driving up the oil price? How high could it go? What is the likely economic impact of increases so far?…

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Home Prices Fall at a Slower Pace

Home prices fell to new lows in January. According to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index that tracks 20 U.S. metro areas, home prices dropped by 0.8% in the three-month period that ended in January. Read the full article: Home Prices Fall at a Slower Pace SHARE THIS POST

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Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement

According to the Federal Open Market Committee, the economy has been expanding moderately. Labor market conditions have improved further and household spending and business fixed investment have continued to increase. The housing sector remains depressed. Inflation has been subdued in recent months, even though prices of crude oil and gasoline have increased lately. Read the…

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Occupations With the Highest Employment in 2011

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that retail salespersons and cashiers were the occupations with the highest employment in 2011. 2011 employment levels in retail salespersons (4.3 million) and cashiers (3.3 million) occupations combined for nearly 6% of total U.S. employment. Read the full report: Occupations With the Highest Employment in 2011 SHARE THIS POST

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Chamber Meeting with Atento
Chamber meets with Atento during Telefónica Leadership Conference

This week Hispanic Chamber President & CEO Ramiro Cavazos and International Business Director José María González attended the 10th Annual Telefónica Leadership Conference in Miami where they met with Bexar County’s Director of Economic Development David Marquez and Atento’s U.S. CEO to discuss the possibility of recruiting their corporate headquarters to San Antonio. Telefonica is…

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