Savannah Maher



Savannah is a reporter based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her reporting centers on Indigenous communities and rural economies.

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Small businesses are apprehensive these days

Jun 11, 2024
The NFIB reports a spike in its uncertainty index, perhaps triggered by thrifty consumers and the upcoming election.
The feeling of certainty about future business conditions has waned among merchants, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.
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After last year's Pride backlash, many brands back away from trans-inclusive campaigns

Jun 10, 2024
After a period in which companies tried to stand out with progressive messages, experts see brands proceeding with caution this year.
Pride Month items on display at a Target store in 2023. Following the backlash, Target's 2024 collection will not feature items for children.
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The rise of the super commuters

Jun 4, 2024
New research out from Stanford finds the number of 40-plus-mile commutes are increasing as many workers only need to travel to work a few days a week. And the share of workers traveling 75 miles or more is up a third since the start of the pandemic.
The share of workers traveling 75 miles or more is up one third since the start of the pandemic.
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Buy Now, Pay Later platforms will soon be more regulated

May 22, 2024
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced new rules today requiring companies like Afterpay and Klarna to investigate when customers dispute a charge, and issue refunds for returned products. They'll also have to provide periodic billing statements.
Rohit Chopra, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, speaks at a Senate hearing. The CFPB recently announced new rules for Buy Now, Pay Later firms that signal the CFPB will move toward treating them like credit card providers.
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New research finds Native households are more financially stressed

May 21, 2024
The Fed's annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking doesn't include breakout data on American Indian and Alaska Native households. New research aims to fill that data gap.
The SHED survey does capture responses from Native people, but they make up just about 1% of the total sample.
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How can the WNBA maximize this moment?

May 14, 2024
Superstar rookies Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese and Kamila Cardoso bring a new wave of fans and media attention to the professional game — and now the WNBA's challenge is making it last.
Star players like Caitlin Clark don't hang around forever, so the WNBA is now tasked with getting new fans invested in teams, storylines and the league as a whole.
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Fast-food chains may need to offer more value meals to lure customers

May 13, 2024
McDonalds, KFC and Pizza Hut have reported soft sales as customers reject inflated prices. That means franchises have to get creative.
Fast-food restaurants hope that meal deals will bring back patrons who feel that eating out has become too expensive.
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Buy now, pay later debt grows but is hidden from credit bureaus

May 13, 2024
Adobe Analytics projects that buy now, pay later loans could drive as much as $84 billion in spending in 2024. But the debt shoppers are racking up is basically hidden from credit bureaus, lenders and economists.
Consumers are increasingly opting for buy now, pay later options. And that debt is basically invisible to credit bureaus and lenders.
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Gen Z is taking on more credit card debt

May 9, 2024
The credit bureau TransUnion is out with a report showing that borrowers aged 22 to 24 are carrying an average of $2,834 in credit card debt — about a quarter more than millennials in the same age range a decade ago.
Adjusted for inflation, members of Gen Z ages 22 to 24 are carrying roughly a quarter more debt than millennials in the same age range a decade ago.
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Growing fan interest doesn't mean better pay for women athletes. Yet.

May 8, 2024
Caitlin Clark is bringing more fans, media and money to the WNBA. Many argue that makes her five-figure rookie salary hard to square.
Vice President Kamala Harris waves to the crowd as members of the Phoenix Mercury applaud during a game in 2023. On average, professional female athletes make a small fraction of male athletes' compensation.
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