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Feb 22, 2021

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The Small Business administration is going to open up a special two-week lending window starting Wednesday as part of an effort to aid smaller firms and companies owned by people of color. Plus, a new survey on how Black business owners are feeling about the economy right now. And, one factor in rising house prices: the soaring cost of lumber.

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Black small business owners are optimistic about 2021

Feb 22, 2021
According to a new survey, most expect revenue to rise, and many expect to hire more staff.
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Soaring lumber costs add to the price of new homes

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An increase in the cost of new homes then drives up the price of existing homes, as the overall market becomes more competitive.
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The Trip Still Corners

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director