Why big banks are “canaries in the economic coal mine”
Jan 9, 2023

Why big banks are “canaries in the economic coal mine”

Some big banks will report earnings this week, and economists will be watching. Plus, the design trend behind Kia's confusing new logo.

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Why big banks are "canaries in the economic coal mine"

Jan 9, 2023
On Friday, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase will post earning reports. Parts of their business struggled in the fourth quarter.
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John Deere says it will make it easier for farmers to repair their own equipment

Jan 9, 2023
The tractor maker will allow farmers access to manuals and tools they need to fix increasingly high-tech agricultural machinery.
John Deere has more than 40% of the market share for tractors and other agricultural machinery in the U.S.
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What does it take to lift a house? A lot of money, sweat and hydraulic jacks.

Jan 9, 2023
The business of elevating homes is growing as sea-level rise and wetter storms increase flood risk in many parts of the country.
This house in Slidell, Louisiana, is about to be lifted more than 8 feet.
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The FTC's proposed noncompete ban could be a boon for lower-wage workers

Jan 9, 2023
The Federal Trade Commission's proposed ban on noncompete agreements would affect many workers in sectors like fast food and retail, where these agreements can be a cheap way of retaining employees.
In sectors like fast food, noncompete agreements can function as cheap retention tools, said Andy Challenger of the staffing firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas. 
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Why Kia's confusing new logo might actually be good for business

Jan 9, 2023
A logo expert weighs in on “KN car” confusion and the wider design trend Kia’s logo exemplifies.
The logo of Kia on its new all-electric vehicle, EV6, during its showcase event in Seoul in June 2021.
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Devonte and Cassie Bradford with their three kids, Damari, Kendrix and Jaylee.
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