Inflation sure hasn’t stopped consumer spending
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Later in the show: Checking in with the co-owner of a Maine candy store, and a fire delays dreams for a gallery and lofts in Baltimore.
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While prices are rising for consumers, that's not discouraging them from making purchases.
"We can use some fancy math to predict how long the line will get," Keely Croxton of Ohio State says, then apply it to related problems.
This is part of the phase one trade deal China signed with the Trump administration. But those goals may have been unrealistic.
A sweet staffing situation for one candy shop
Kristin Thalheimer Bingham, co-owner of Dean's Sweets in Portland, Maine, sends a dispatch on how business is going.
The share of workers staying home due to worries about the coronavirus dropped last month to a pandemic low.