A new all-time high for the budget deficit
Apr 13, 2021

A new all-time high for the budget deficit

Economists say there's nothing inherently wrong with the federal government spending more than it has, given its borrowing power and this pandemic emergency. But we do watch the size of the deficit. Plus, what to expect from big banks reporting their latest quarterly results this week. And, if you're on the hunt for a new bike this spring, expect to pay more.

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Banks earnings expected to reflect an economy that is reopening

Apr 13, 2021
A strong stock market is giving banks a boost at the moment.
With unemployment still high, however, it’s hard for some households to make their monthly payments on credit cards, auto and home loans, said Greg McBride at Bankrate.com.
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Bike prices still riding high due to supply chain backups

Apr 13, 2021
Bikes and parts could cost 15% to 25% more — if there's even inventory to sell, that is.
Some cyclists are resorting to fixing up their old bikes, but shipping backups and COVID restrictions at ports mean shop owners can't get parts either.
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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer