Hotels: Best April Ever

It looks like 2015 will be the best year ever for hotels (record occupancy and RevPAR). It also looks like we are starting to see a pickup in supply growth (more rooms coming online). Most supply – in reaction to record demand – will eventually slow RevPAR growth, but will boost the economy by creating […]

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Unbroken: Blu Ray Review

Unbroken: Blu Ray Review Rating: M Released by Universal Home Ent The fact that after a gruelling 2 hours and 20 minutes director Angelina Jolie chose to endUnbroken with a Coldplay song (Miracles) speaks volumes to what she’s trying (and just failing) to strive for here with this passion project. Unbroken is the remarkably powerful (in parts) true story […]

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Schedule for Week of May 31, 2015

The key report this week is the May employment report on Friday. Other key indicators include the April Personal Income and Outlays report on Thursday, May ISM manufacturing index on Friday, May vehicle sales on Friday, April Trade Deficit on Tuesday, and the May ISM non-manufacturing index also on Tuesday. —– Monday, June 1st —– […]

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The Imitation Game: Blu Ray Review

The Imitation Game: Blu Ray Review Rating: M Released by Roadshow Home Ent Perhaps it’s fitting that a movie about the cracking of the Enigma code tries to serves up the cracking of a character who’s an enigma himself to many. Benedict Cumberbatch is Alan Turing in this biopic that never really scratches the surface of […]

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Restaurant Performance Index increased in April

Here is a minor indicator I follow from the National Restaurant Association: Restaurant Performance Index Posts Moderate Gain in April Driven by stronger same-stores sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) posted a moderate gain in April. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of […]

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