Winter 1999-Vol. 9, No. 3
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Manufacturing Blues
During a time of separating victors and victims in the economy, the manufacturing sector struggled as its activity dropped to low levels and employment declined with mass layoffs.

What Now for Laid Off Workers
With the elimination of 574,629 jobs, what should laid off workers expect returning to the job hunt? Their expectations should be that of reemployment, fewer pay drops, less time finding a job, and an increase in median weekly earnings.

Trendy Politics
An examination of historical trends reveals some interesting facts about the relationship between presidential election results and the performance of the stock market.

The International Brain Drain
According to the Institute of International Education (IIE) the U.S. export of higher education is booming. Foreign students, particularly Asians, contribute over $7.5 billion dollars to the U.S. economy in tuition and living expenses.

Wake Up and Pay Your Taxes
All 50 states can authorize state or local government to impose taxes on accommodations with proceeds going to benefit tourism promotion, sports facilities and convention centers.

The Southeastern Industrial Real Estate Market
The Southeastern Industrial Real Estate Market is profiled, with comprehensive data on available industrial buildings profiled by several different building characteristics: available square footage, average building square footage, average distance to the interstate, time on market, and those with rail service or cranes.