Your next home might just be a new home
May 17, 2023

Your next home might just be a new home

New homes have been gobbling up an increasing share of the overall market. Plus, a report on the diminishing opportunities in China's labor market.

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New home construction ticked up in April, signaling a rise in demand

May 17, 2023
Most new homes are going up in the South and states like Utah and Nevada, where homes are generally more affordable than on the coasts.
New home construction has picked up in the Mountain West, where housing is generally more affordable than on the coasts.
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More retailers turn to discounts to lure shoppers

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Target, for example, warned investors of price promotions in the pipeline.
Retailers have increasingly been using discounts and promotions to encourage shoppers to keep spending.
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New UK fiscal metric paints a rosier picture of the national debt

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The U.K. has adopted an additional fiscal statistic that suggests public finances are not in such a bad shape after all.
The U.K.'s new “public sector net worth” measure offsets debt by including government-owned infrastructure, such as railways.
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Fading job prospects discourage younger Chinese workers

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China's job market remains competitive as the economy recovers from zero-COVID. But some young people have lost their eagerness to compete.
Students at a job fair in Beijing last year. Unemployment among graduates has remained stubbornly high even though China has dismantled its zero-COVID policy.
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Are there signs of a slowdown for U.S. natural gas?

May 17, 2023
The number of U.S. rigs has dropped along with natural gas prices. Here's what that means for the "shale revolution."
A year ago, oil producers could get $8 per unit sold, but prices have dropped to around $2.33 for natural gas to be delivered next month. And the projected price isn’t set to crack $4 until December of 2024.
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Why this proud “boomer” started a home-sharing website

May 17, 2023
Jayne Ehrlich wants to make it easier for boomers to live "alone together.”
Around 10% of Americans over 50 live alone without significant others or children to care for them, according to the AARP.
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Music from the episode

Don't You Mind Thrupence
Close the Deal! Louie Zong
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The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer