US home building is surging, but job growth isn't The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
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NABOR: Home sales prices continue to soar in February At the height of season, home prices in Naples continue up, up and away. Released Friday, NABOR’s numbers show overall prices up 22.8 percent in February, to $269,000 compared with the same month a year earlier. 03/15/2014 - 3:48 am | View Link
Bay Area home sales drop, prices rise That's true in Palo Alto, too. Jack and Mary Spence put the 1,200-square-foot Palo Alto home they'd lived in for 20 years on the market for $1.295 million recently. It sold for $1.7 million. "It was way more than what we expected," said Mary Spence. 03/14/2014 - 10:00 pm | View Link
Blackstone’s Home Buying Binge Ends as Prices Surge: Mortgages Blackstone Group LP (BX) is slowing its purchases of houses to rent amid soaring prices after a buying binge made it the biggest U.S. single-family home landlord. Blackstone’s acquisition pace has declined 70 percent from its peak last year ... 03/14/2014 - 5:57 pm | View Link
Home prices jump again in Bay Area housing market Bay Area home prices continued their surge in February, even as the number of sales slumped. The median price of a house sold in the Bay Area hit $540,000, according to San Diego-based DataQuick. That's up 2.9% from January and one-third higher ... 03/14/2014 - 7:36 am | View Link
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The message of 'Big Data @Work' by Thomas H. Davenport is that companies are only beginning to understand the questions they can ask of their vast stores of data. Like bacteria, big data are lurking in the stomachs of cows. Some farmers are using sensors and software to analyze it and predict when a cow is getting ill.
Having too much work has become the new normal. With the economy still volatile and employment opportunities still tight, the perfect environment exists for overwork. Employers keen on doing more with less keep resources lean and don’t give managers the budget to do otherwise. Employees nervous about dwindling options take on the extra responsibilities and don’t push back.
I have to confess something upfront here, I've never been all that impressed by the quality of logic that goes into Jeremy Rifkin's various ruminations upon matters economic. His latest doesn't disappoint on this front. And the problem with what he's saying is that he's allowed himself to forget the difference between capitalism and free (or free-ish if you prefer) markets.