A glass half full/glass half empty GDP report
Jan 26, 2023

A glass half full/glass half empty GDP report

We're diving into the good and bad news of today's GDP report. Plus, canceled housing contracts help sink new home sales.

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Are the latest GDP numbers good news? It depends on how you look at them.

Jan 26, 2023
The economy grew, but not as much as expected. Some parts of the economy are slowing, but not as much as expected.
An increase in business inventories helped boost economic activity last quarter. But whether that's positive or negative depends on whom you ask.
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Inside the hectic post-holiday "returns season" at a Costco warehouse

Jan 26, 2023
A good portion never make it back to store shelves.
Costco is famous for its return policy: unlimited returns despite condition or purchase date, with some exceptions.
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Remote workers increase demand for co-working spaces

Jan 26, 2023
"We've had a huge increase in co-working memberships and demand for that, as well as meeting room rentals," said Audrey Hoyt, co-owner of The Pioneer Collective.
Audrey Hoyt and her husband started their business, The Pioneer Collective, seven years ago.
Courtesy Audrey Hoyt

More buyers are backing out of housing contracts

Jan 26, 2023
They're down about 26% compared to a year ago.
When buyers back out of contracts, that can slow down construction of new homes, said Clint Mitchell, CEO of Estridge Homes in Indianapolis.
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New index gets a "more real-time view" of rent inflation

Jan 26, 2023
Housing is one of the biggest parts of inflation, but current metrics lag by about a year. The new tenant repeat rent index aims to change that.
A new index measures rent inflation by tracking new leases.
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Music from the episode

Green Eyes Arlo Parks
Abstract Poetic DAO, Strehlow, Seb Zillner

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer