Consumer debt keeps on climbing
Dec 8, 2022

Consumer debt keeps on climbing

Americans keep racking up debt, thanks to inflation and high interest rates. Plus, fine art auctions, eco-friendly plane fuels and packaged food prices.

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Consumer credit is up almost 7% since this time last year

Dec 8, 2022
Credit card balances alone were up 15% in the third quarter. Higher prices for necessities and higher interest rates are contributing factors.
Credit card balances alone were up 15% in the third quarter.
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Consumers turn to cheaper packaged foods — even at higher new prices — for inflation relief

Dec 8, 2022
Food companies say they're dealing with inflation themselves.
While Campbell’s sales grew last quarter, its costs were also up 18%.
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A Seattle 'candle bar' sees its first holiday shopping season

Dec 8, 2022
Originally started in her kitchen during the pandemic, candlemaker Colina Bruce talks about moving her business into a brick-and-mortar store and how things are shaping up through the holidays.
"Noir Lux started as kind of a pandemic passion project in my kitchen," said owner Colina Bruce. "That led into launching a whole ecommerce site, virtual candle- making classes, and that got my wheels turning about what it might look like for me to have my own space."
Cr. @kingnoir31

Report: Greener fuels are best path to cutting carbon out of air travel

Dec 8, 2022
But so far, sustainable aviation fuels are expensive and not widely available.
The transportation sector is responsible for almost 30% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
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Fine art: a playground for the superrich

Dec 8, 2022
Since the blockbuster auction of Paul Allen's collection, the art market might be losing some of the wind in its sails.
David Hockney's "The Conversation," part of the collection of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. But fine art adviser Lisa Austin thinks a market slowdown may be imminent.
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A wedding, a fight and a trip to small claims court

Zinzile Sibanda was initially super excited to be her best friend’s bridesmaid. But by the time the big day arrived, she wanted nothing to do with it. Reema Khrais explores this story in Marketplace’s “This Is Uncomfortable.”

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