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Survey finds many Americans unprepared for $1,000 emergency expense

Jan 19, 2022
According to the Bankrate survey, 20% would need to use a credit card to pay off a big emergency expense and 10% would borrow from family or friends.
Inflation is part of what's chipping away at Americans' savings.
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Commercial lending could rebound this year

Jan 14, 2022
Business lending has been sluggish throughout the pandemic. But there are signs that commercial lending is starting to pick up again.
Some businesses are currently taking advantage of low interest rates for loans.
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Are wages outpacing inflation? Depends on what you do.

Jan 12, 2022
Real average hourly pay increased 0.1% in December. Generally, wages are beating inflation, but some industries are lagging.
While pay in leisure and hospitality is increasing faster than prices, sectors like construction and manufacturing are lagging behind.
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As big banks lower overdraft fees, smaller banks mull their options

Jan 12, 2022
Community banks don’t have the same scale as national banks — but they still have to compete and find ways to make up the lost revenue.
While larger banks, like Bank of America, are reducing overdraft fees, smaller banks have fewer options to make up for lost revenue while remaining competitive.
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The economy is in good shape. Why are people feeling down about it?

Jan 6, 2022
Several indicators suggest that the economy is humming along. But recent surveys show, a growing number of people feel exactly the opposite.
Though inflation is hampering consumers' views of the economy, people often overestimate how high inflation really is.
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Corporate political donations slowly returning a year after Jan. 6 insurrection

Jan 6, 2022
Corporate PACs were dormant following the attack on the Capitol.
A man walks near the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, as security fencing is removed on Sept. 19, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Biden administration pledges $1 billion to help small meatpackers compete

Jan 4, 2022
Just four companies process the lion's share of meat. Critics say that means high prices for consumers and low prices for ranchers.
Though the aid is meant to help smaller meatpackers expand their processing capacity, the industry is hampered by a shortage of workers.
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President Biden signs defense spending authorization bill into law

Dec 31, 2021
The defense spending authorization bill for fiscal year 2022 is a big increase from previous years. It's also more than the President originally requested. And compared to recent social spending legislation, the bill passed relatively smoothly.
President Joe Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which will provide pay increases and expand paid family leave, into law this week.
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Home prices are still climbing, just not as fast as they have been

Dec 28, 2021
October's increase was smaller than September's, which was smaller than August's.
Though the housing market is still competitive, price gains are beginning to slow.
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Travel industry uses lessons from past COVID waves to deal with omicron

Dec 27, 2021
Like how to reduce contact, reschedule flights and handle the unexpected.
Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the holiday weekend as the omicron variant spread.
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