United Officially Opens Flight Academy, Welcomes Historic Inaugural Pilot Class to Goodyear Facility


United, the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school, officially opened United Aviate Academy today and welcomed a historic inaugural class of future pilots, 80% of whom are women or people of color. United Aviate Academy is a key part of the airline's goal to train about 5,000 new pilots at the school by 2030, with at least half women or people of color. This … [More]

Steve Seleznow Announces Retirement from Arizona Community Foundation


The Arizona Community Foundation announced that Steve Seleznow will retire from his role as President and CEO of Arizona’s statewide community foundation after 13 years of leadership. Seleznow has been a transformative CEO and will continue to lead ACF through March 31, 2023. The ACF Board of Directors selected Carlson Beck—a national executive search firm focused on … [More]

U.S. Economy Grew at Fastest Rate in 2021 since 1984

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 6.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021 (table 1), according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 2.3 percent. For the full year, the economic expansion was 5.7 percent, the biggest since 1984. The GDP estimate released today is … [More]

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Trend Down, First Time in Four Weeks

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending January 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 260,000, a decrease of 30,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 4,000 from 286,000 to 290,000. The 4-week moving average was 247,000, an increase of 15,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised … [More]

U.S. Housing Market Has Doubled in Value since the Great Recession after Gaining $6.9 Trillion in 2021


U.S. housing gained a record $6.9 trillion in 2021, nearly doubling what was previously the largest annual gain of $3.7 trillion in 2005. The full U.S. housing stock is now worth $43.4 trillion, according to a new Zillow® analysis.   Strong demand met limited supply in 2021, driving home values up more than ever before — home values grew 19.6% last year, an all-time high in … [More]

2021 U.S. Home Prices Hit Records Far and Wide, Says Report


According to Radian Home Price Index (HPI) data released today by Red Bell Real Estate, LLC, a Radian Group Inc. company (NYSE: RDN), home prices nationally rose from the end of November 2021 to the end of December 2021 at an annualized rate of 15.9 percent, and December 2021 marked the tenth consecutive month in which month-over-month home prices rose more than 10 percent on … [More]

Intel, Dell Technologies, and Chandler Unified School District Partner to Bridge Digital Divide


Intel Corporation, Arizona’s largest technology manufacturer, partnered with Dell Technologies and the Chandler Unified School District to implement a 1:1 technology strategy to bridge the digital divide and accelerate student learning. Intel and Dell made a joint investment of $1.6 million to support the pilot and create a new blueprint for how devices are deployed into … [More]

Grassroots vs. Government: How the Climate-Change Battle Is Trickling Up


Throughout the world, governments have vowed to lower their countries’ greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change. But while having the government take the lead in curtailing global warming makes sense for many countries, it can be problematic in the U.S., where the people are the real authority and a distrust of government hovers, says Frank Dalene, the … [More]

A Time of Invention and Reinvention: How Entrepreneurs Can Tap into Creativity


The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to adapt or make major changes. The challenges presented required leaders to think creatively in order to solve problems and generate new ideas that can keep their companies competitive. Now with record numbers of people starting businesses and entrepreneurial veterans trying to stay afloat, creative problem-solving is a key … [More]

How Franchisees Can Recruit Successfully and Retain Top Employees

by Chris Buitron

Finding good employees and retaining them are major challenges facing many companies in various industries. The “Great Resignation” has seen millions of workers leave their jobs in recent months – over 4 million in September alone. Meanwhile, there’s a pronounced labor shortage in most states. For franchisees, attracting, hiring and keeping people who help the business … [More]

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