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Building permit for family houses, number of air passengers, Unemployment insurance claims, The value of the US dollar, and, Manufacturing hours worked. Thompson said most components of the indicator rose in November. Building permits increased for the second consecutive month. Thompson said it contributed significantly to his showing. “The increase in permits shows that builders …

AAmericans paid higher prices for everything from utilities to groceries in 2021. But as the specter of inflation haunts the US economy for the first time in decades, these are the poorest members of society that suffered the most, a phenomenon economists call “inflation inequality.” The US inflation rate has risen 6.8% since last November, …

The hundreds of thousands of employers covered by OSHA’s Covid-19 vaccination or testing mandate are expected to be ready for inspections starting January 10, lawyers and consultants warn. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will not require employers to vaccinate or test their workers at least once a week until February 9, OSHA may …

The Omicron variant goes around the world, closing borders and causing further restrictions on economic activity. Yet central banks, instead of easing monetary policy to support their economies as they did at the start of the pandemic, are preparing to ease stimulus and raise interest rates. These measures reflect new thinking among policymakers on the …

NEW YORK Francisco Lindor’s $ 341 million contract with the New York Mets was meant to be a boon to other shortstops. Ditto for pitchers when aces Gerrit Cole and Max Scherzer signed mega-deals. Baseball players have long benefited from the spinoff economy, where the stars establish a market that leads to greater earnings for …

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Bare shelves this holiday season highlight shortages and show how vulnerable the supply chain can be to disruption. We know that a sick baker can’t bake bread, but what if something happens to the people and supplies needed to make the flour or butter the baker needs? “We call exposure to …

When it comes to immigration, President Joe Biden doesn’t just have bad policies. He also has horrible timing. What better time to deport, flee and refuse immigrants than when the US economy is in desperate need of more immigrants? Biden is doing the politically expedient thing by replicating the restrictive policies of his predecessor and …

Policymakers from three influential central banks – the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank and the Bank of England – are meeting this week to provide guidance on future interest rates. They are expected to evolve at different speeds, reflecting varying responses to the pandemic and divergent prospects for growth and inflation. In Europe, where …

For Phil Frattaroli, it’s all about long-term vision. “It’s really like we’re trying to look at it in six month windows, especially where we have… these significant costs of producing menus,” Frattaroli said. Frattaroli and his family run the Filmark Hospitality Group, which has restaurants in the North End and East Boston. Since the start …

The John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University recently received a donation of $ 2.5 million from an anonymous donor. This academic cornerstone donation will support the doctorate. program in economics and honor faculty members who have contributed in the past. Clemson Cornerstone Partners is a group of donors who have given the …