Justin Ho



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What's happening with home foreclosures?

Nov 10, 2021
Now that the federal moratorium on foreclosures has been lifted, foreclosures are on the rise, but many are for properties that were already abandoned or vacant.
Foreclosures have been on the rise.
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Why do people think it's harder to get a loan now than a year ago?

Nov 9, 2021
A New York Federal Reserve survey finds that peoples' perceptions about loans have shifted, even though many are in relatively good shape compared to last year.
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With shipping costs sky-high, is importing products even worth it?

Nov 8, 2021
For some businesses, the answer is no, but it depends on the value of the product in question.
With costly manufacturing and delayed shipping timelines, the value of certain products is shifting in the eyes of retailers. Above, people watch a container ship at the Port of Los Angeles.
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Planning to travel for the holidays? Prepare for some expensive headaches.

Nov 5, 2021
'Tis the season of high gas prices, long lines at rental car counters, and cancelled flights.
High gas prices are just one of the many issues awaiting holiday travelers this season.
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For hotels, leisure travel is roaring back

Nov 3, 2021
Pleasure travel has helped the hotel industry emerge from the depths of the pandemic. But business travel has been slower to bounce back.
The Marriott and Hilton hotel chains recently posted improved financial results, largely on a rebound in leisure travel. Health risks are among the issues still restraining business travel.
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Business inventories didn't decline as sharply in September. That's good news.

Oct 28, 2021
It means businesses know that consumers want to buy and are working to meet that demand.
A person walks in a partially stocked Ikea on Oct. 15. Consumer demand is high, meaning products often fly off retailers' shelves.
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To satisfy demand, manufacturers are on a capital-goods spending spree

Oct 27, 2021
Sales of things like drill presses, electrical equipment and metalworking tools were up for the seventh-straight month in September.
Orders for durable goods hit a record high in September as manufacturers aim to boost production. Above, a manufacturer operates a lathe in Roscoe, Illinois, in 2019.
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Procter & Gamble hikes prices, tries to ease supply chain clogs

Oct 19, 2021
P&G home goods, including skin and oral care, will cost more. Companies are getting creative about getting products to market.
Procter & Gamble, which owns household brands like Downy and Bounce, will raise prices as a result of higher costs and disruptions in its supply networks.
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China's troubles at home weigh on growth

Oct 18, 2021
Energy problems, supply chain woes and a shaky real estate sector are slowing down Chinese GDP growth.
A view of the Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai. The giant Chinese economy is struggling with energy and real estate woes.
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Demand for bank loans isn't strong. Housing loans are the exception.

Oct 15, 2021
Consumers and businesses have used pandemic benefits to pay down loan balances.
While pandemic relief helped individuals and businesses pay the bills, demand for residential loans has remained strong this year.
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