Post Tagged with: "Recession"

DC Economic Growth Ranks Low

Cost-information website howmuch.net released a report based on the Bureau of Economic Analysis 2014 statistics indicating that Washington, D.C.’s economic growth lags behind other major U.S. metropolitan areas on Nov. 18. The report analyzed 381 metro areas and found that the gross domestic product grew in 282 of them. The[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CARR: An Era Defined by Phantom Recession

CARR: An Era Defined by Phantom Recession

At the beginning of every year, pundits and commentators feel compelled to sum up the entire previous 12 months’ happenings into easily digestible tidbits largely for click-bait. Simplifying an entire year’s worth of events into a few hundred words is a large and unnecessary task, but they somehow still manage[Read More…]

by January 16, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Holder Not Responsible for Economic Disparity

To The Editor: I find deeply tenuous Hunter Main’s argument (“With Race, Holder’s Weak Action,” The Hoya, Sept. 30, A3) that Attorney General Eric Holder’s racial legacy is murky due to his failure to prosecute high-level financial executives responsible for excesses of the 2008 recession. While Main accurately explains how[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

College Enrollment Dips Nationwide

The percentage of students choosing to enroll in college from high school has steadily declined since the end of the recession in 2009, sparking concerns about demographic changes in the national student population. On April 22, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report on college enrollment that found that[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Columnist Examines Poverty in Black America

Former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert called for increased attention to poverty facing black America in a lecture Thursday evening. Sponsored by the Georgetown University Library Associates and the Ellen Catherine Gstalder (COL ’98) Memorial Lecture Fund, Herbert’s lecture primarily focused on the crises that African Americans have experienced and continue[Read More…]

by April 5, 2013 0 comments News

Occupiers on Target

Divisive, messy and disorganized, the protesters currently occupying Zuccotti Park in Manhattan have been derided for everything from their hairstyles to their skewed demographics, which lean toward the young and idealistic. Although they may not have a 20-Point Plan poised for its introduction to the Senate, I’m willing to state that this,[Read More…]

by October 28, 2011 0 comments Opinion

The Quick Dish

Ending a relationship is always difficult. You may ask yourself: When should I call things off? How should I break up with my significant other? Maybe even, who will rebound first? But I bet the one question that you don’t put much thought into is: Where should I end it?[Read More…]

by February 4, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Area Businesses Bounce Back From Recession

With fewer stores closing their doors and new establishments selling everything from sports apparel to pinball museum tickets, the Georgetown area appears to be recovering from the recession. After a net loss of 13 stores in 2009, the neighborhood saw a net gain of 15 stores last year, according to[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Minority Unemployment Increases

The impact of the recession has been especially hard on minority communities and those lacking a college degree in D.C., a city already plagued by one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, according to a new report by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute The Oct. 13 report states[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Georgetown Real Estate

Housing in Georgetown is expensive: Current rates start at $175,000 for a studio apartment in Foxhall and reach $20 million for a mansion on Prospect Street. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it is selling well. “The market is decent,” said Darrell Parsons, the managing broker of the Georgetown office of[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, City News, News