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Pessimism
The Houston Chronicle recently ran a story about the lack of optimism worldwide1. “The can-do, bootstrap approach embedded in the American psyche is under assault. Eroding it is a dour powerlessness that is chipping away at the country’s sturdy conviction that destiny can be commanded with sheer courage and perseverance.”

Is Houston’s economy slowing down?
According to the Houston Chronicle Houston’s economy is expanding, but is showing some signs that it’s going towards a slowdown1. “The slowdown shows up in key sectors, including construction, manufacturing, retail trade and professional and business services, according to data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission.”

Houston is the Best City
Yahoo! Finance named Houston the #1 city in their list of the Best Cities for 2008. “Our approach this year to picking the ten best cities in which to live and work was simple: Look for places with strong economies and abundant jobs, then demand reasonable living costs and plenty of fun things to do. When we ran the numbers, some of the names that popped up made us do a double take at first. So we hit the road to meet movers, shakers and regular folks, experience the ambience and take in the sights.” (Found via Lifehacker.)

Footnotes:
1 = Story found on the Houston Chronicle. Article may expire in a few weeks.

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