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Signals and Signposts

The current and future economy, trends in design and construction, political influence – sometimes we have something to say about topics which may be signs of things to come.

In Jim Kollaer’s blog Your Scenario or Mine?, he told you about a gathering hosted by Marek Brothers Houston on October 19 for a presentation and conversation about two...
November 03, 2011
This week, on the Sunday morning news programs, I heard the first real indication of what is “coming down the pike” (as they say) for the construction industry, the economy and...
October 26, 2011
Several weeks ago, 300 Houstonians gathered at the Bell Tower event center for the unveiling of the 2040 Scenarios for the Houston region.  This unveiling to the community...
October 24, 2011
The federal minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 per hour, but 18 states and the District of Columbia have higher minimum wage rates, as they have laws which adjust the...
October 12, 2011
As we stated earlier this week, the employment numbers that came out this morning from the Bureau of Labor Statistics may be telling as to whether we are still recovering,...
October 07, 2011
The latest employment numbers will be released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) this Friday, October 7 and we are all on “pins and needles” waiting to see what they tell us...
October 03, 2011
According to an article in Constructech, you take a look at the new cloud that Microsoft has built.  “Whenever a big company like Microsoft or Google enters the picture,...
September 20, 2011
I grew up in the Bob Dylan era, and his songs are still relevant today.  In the late 60s when he was first popular, we were in an unpopular war, there was developing...
September 19, 2011
According to a recent headline in Bloomberg, Stagnant August Hiring in U.S. May Signal Renewed Recession, the numbers don’t look promising.The article quotes James Hamilton, an...
September 08, 2011