Business Feature: Retailers say business steady

CNJ file photo North Plains Mall Manager Cindy Banister said the mall is showing economic gain in spite of the recession. Monday, economists announced the recession is nearing an end. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer While economists are declaring the recession nearly over, many Clovis businesses say they never felt it and the city’s […]

Love studied through economic analogy

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist A University of New Mexico professor is trying to figure out love. And that’s good, because love is pretty much a mystery to half the people on the planet, basically the half that are men. You just know that if a UNM prof is tackling the subject of marriage, he […]

Economists taking a step backward

by Walter E. Williams Here are a couple of newspaper headlines following Florida’s bout with hurricane disasters: n “Storms create lucrative times,” St. Petersburg Times (Sept. 30, 2004); n and “Economic growth from hurricanes could outweigh costs,” USA Today (Sept. 27, 2004). The writers might have been listening to economists like Steve Cochrane, director of […]