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Case Weatherhead School Of Management to present 32nd annual economic forecast lunch

The Federal Reserve has a new president. Energy prices are volatile. The effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita are still playing out. What does it all mean for the nation’s -- and region’s -- economy?

Sam Thomas, senior lecturer in the Weatherhead School of Management’s banking and finance department, will place recent business and financial news in context and look ahead to 2006 at the Weatherhead School’s 32nd annual David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon. The lunch, sponsored by the Weatherhead Alumni Association, will be held Friday, December 9 at The Marriott at Key Center, 127 Public Square, Cleveland. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. and Thomas’s talk starting at 12:15 p.m.

The luncheon is named in honor of Bowers, former chair of the Weatherhead School’s department of banking and finance. Bowers, now a professor emeritus, formerly made the annual forecasts, and hand-picked Thomas to assume forecasting duties. Thomas teaches courses in corporate finance, investments and international finance at the Weatherhead School.

Also on the menu of events for the day will be the Weatherhead Distinguished Alumni award. The 2005 award will go to Joseph A. Sabatini, managing director of JP Morgan Chase & Company and a 1981 graduate of the Weatherhead School.

The lunch is open to the public. Tickets are $50. Reservations or further information are available by calling 216-368-5101, or by going online at and clicking on the appropriate link under “event calendar.”


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