Aug 20, 2020

Where did all the bikes go?

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There is a bike shortage, it's global and it's expected to go on for months. Also, Indeed online job postings are down about 20% compared to this time last year. And, hotels face mortgage delinquencies.

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With the slowdown in travel, many hotels are in a financial squeeze

Aug 20, 2020
Paying back debt is getting harder for hotel owners, according to research by Trepp.
Employees are ready to receive guests at a hotel in Las Vegas. The industry is struggling during the pandemic as many people have canceled travel plans.
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Bike shortage is a tale of changed lives and disrupted supply chains

Aug 20, 2020
Lockdowns put the brakes on production in Asia while boosting demand for use in exercise and commuting.
A person walks with a bike in New York City. The coronavirus pandemic battered bicycle manufacturing but boosted demand.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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