Survey finds many Americans unprepared for $1,000 emergency expense

Jan 19, 2022
According to the Bankrate survey, 20% would need to use a credit card to pay off a big emergency expense and 10% would borrow from family or friends.
Inflation is part of what's chipping away at Americans' savings.
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Automotive supply chain issues haven't driven this mechanic mom out of business

Jan 17, 2022
When Erin Gomes opened her repair shop in March 2020, it was deemed an essential business. That helped keep it up and running.
Erin Gomes, owner of Bavarium Autoworks in Mountain View, California, at the shop with her youngest son, Johnny. The mother of three said running the business while taking care of her kids is no easy feat.
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Millions subscribed in streaming services this year, but will the steam fizzle out?

Dec 28, 2021
Deloitte Global predicts that at least 150 million paid streaming service subscriptions will be canceled globally in 2022.
"Netflix and streaming services operate in a way where they're not just competing with each other, they're very much competing with literally any other thing that we could be doing," said The Verge's Catie Keck.
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Consumer confidence rises, undeterred by omicron

Dec 22, 2021
Americans are reassured that businesses are still operating. Yet some economic uncertainty lingers.
The spread of the new coronavirus variant hasn't seemed to dampen consumer confidence, which reached 115.8 in December. However, that remains below pre-pandemic levels.
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What worker productivity numbers can reveal

Dec 9, 2021
Productivity drops can confirm other trends like rising wages and shortages of materials.
Labor productivity is a measure of worker output and can be used by the IRS to forecast tax collections.
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Why superfast grocery delivery is coming

Dec 7, 2021
DoorDash is launching a DashMart service in New York City that promises grocery delivery in 15 minutes or less. It already has competition.
A New York City distribution center for Buyk, a 15-minute grocery delivery service,
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This facilitator uses creativity and play to bring teams together

Dec 2, 2021
Jessica Shaw founded a company that brings play into workplaces to cultivate the human connection.
“We found that games and wordplay were a great way of supporting that sense of people reaching through the screen," said Jessica Shaw, founder of PACT Creative Training.
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Millennials facing high inflation for the first time

Dec 1, 2021
Beset by economic instability since 9/11 and the Great Recession, many millennials feel pressured and anxious about their prospects.
Millennials have already grappled with steep housing and tuition costs, and many entered the job market during the Great Recession.
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For consumers and businesses, this fall brings a strong sense of deja vu

Sep 13, 2021
"It's a guessing game right now," one analyst told us.
A restaurant sits closed in midtown on August 30, 2021 in New York City.
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Economic optimism cools as fall nears, thanks to the delta variant

Sep 13, 2021
It's holding back developed economies and dominating the rest of the world.
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