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  • Analysis: Prospects for U.S. economy truly have improved
    Despite skepticism from conspiracy theorists, data showing significant improvement in the U.S. labor market are real, according to The Economist. "Although the drop in the unemployment rate was surprisingly sharp, there is no obvious reason for it to reverse," the magazine notes. "The [Bureau of Labor Statistics] actually revised up its payroll employment figures for July and August to more robust levels, and in September found people working longer hours at higher pay." The Economist (10/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • REITs outperform stocks for the first nine months of 2012
    REITs outperformed or kept pace with the larger equity market for the first nine months of the year, according to NAREIT statistics. Third-quarter REIT performance, however, did not keep pace with the equity market. NAREIT’s Brad Case attributes that to the usual off months every bull cycle produces for REITs, plus the early recovery in the commercial real estate industry. (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Register Today for REITWorld 2012
    REITWorld 2012®: NAREIT's Annual Convention for All Things REIT® brings together REIT and real estate executives, investors, industry leaders, and academic experts in one setting to share their specialized knowledge and experience.

    This year, conference sessions will connect macroeconomic data and views with the meaningful perspectives from four market segments: Health Care, Housing, Business-to-Business real estate, and Consumer-Oriented real estate. Attendees will gain understanding and insight into the opportunities, business models and economic drivers from the experienced leadership participating in the event. For more information, including the schedule and participants, visit LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • IRS challenge could impact real estate accounting
    An accounting practice known as "completed contract method" is at the heart of a Tax Court trial scheduled to begin Nov. 5. If the Internal Revenue Service wins the case, it could mean property developers would need to pay taxes on a "percentage-of-completion" accounting method, which is less favorable to businesses. Reuters (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • EU reportedly might delay Basel III as long as a year
    Implementation of Basel III rules might be delayed as long as a year in Europe amid concerns that early implementation will raise costs, sources said. "A delay would give more oxygen to banks to solve their capital problems," said Marco Elser, a partner at investment bank Advicorp. "The oxygen is the time, which will give banks more options." Bloomberg (10/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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