Justin Ho

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Retail decline continues with bankruptcies and closures sped up by pandemic

Sep 29, 2020
Many retailers rely on robust holiday sales to boost the year's bottom line. Thanks to COVID-19, good luck with that.
A pedestrian walks past a permanently closed Jos. A. Bank clothing store in August in San Francisco. Tailored Brands, the parent company of Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse, is one of 29 big retailers to file for bankruptcy this year.
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Hotels continue to face fixed costs and low occupancy rates

Sep 29, 2020
Many urban hotels count on revenue from conferences in the fall that aren't happening because of the pandemic.
A tourist checks into a hotel in Savannah, Georgia, earlier this year.
Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

In first presidential debate, what will we hear about the economy?

Sep 28, 2020
Additional coronavirus aid for state and local governments is a likely point of contention.
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What will it take for California to meet its new electric vehicle goals?

Sep 24, 2020
One expert says the state may need to improve its electric grid, while manufacturers bring down prices and pick up battery production.
A Tesla charges in Petaluma, California. Moving to an all-electric new-vehicle market could be a challenge for the state.
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As Feds go after PPP fraud, businesses apply for loan forgiveness

Sep 23, 2020
Getting that debt pardoned is a rigorous process right now. Some want to simply excuse loans under $150,000.
A small boutique selling masks and gloves in Arlington, Virginia in April.
Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

For campaigns, election forecasting can provide guidance on how to spend money

Sep 23, 2020
Models can be especially helpful to national parties looking at where to allocate funds.
Of course, all forecasting models have their limits, because the data just provides a snapshot in time.
Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

Supreme Court battle reignites fundraising by Democrats and Republicans

Sep 22, 2020
Some campaign fundraising websites saw a spike in donations after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Volunteers work a phone bank for Joe Biden's presidential campaign. Democratic fundraising site ActBlue saw a surge in donations over the weekend after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.
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Delta's putting its frequent flyer program up as collateral for a loan

Sep 14, 2020
The airline's SkyMiles program is worth millions every year.
A Delta Air Lines employee waits for passengers at an empty check-in counter at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

It’s getting a lot easier to pay in installments

Sep 11, 2020
Easy-to-use services that let shoppers pay in installments are growing in popularity. They can make online shopping more affordable, but they can also get consumers into trouble.
Buy-now, pay-later services like Afterpay are getting more popular as people spend more time shopping online.
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Insurance companies face their own risks as wildfires continue

Sep 10, 2020
Climate change and regulated rates are making it harder for insurance companies to do business at a time when fire risk is growing.
A firefighter douses flames as they push toward homes during the Creek Fire in Madera County, California, on Sept. 7.
Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

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