3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Rebound

The residential real estate market has been plodding along most of the year, but three recent reports show it may be on the verge of a rebound… Read More Cape Gazette https://www.capegazette.com/affiliate-post/3-signs-housing-market-rebound/190330

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10/11: MetroIntelligence Economic Update by P. DUFFY

Consumer Price Index unchanged in September, up 1.7 percent year-on-year The Consumer Price Index was unchanged in September after rising 0.1 percent in August, and rose 1.7 percent year-on-year.  The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in September after increasing 0.3 percent in each of the last 3 months, and was up 2.4 percent year-on-year. https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm   September Small Business Optimism Index slips 1.3 points as uncertainty increases The small business Optimism Index maintained took a dip in September, falling 1.3 points to 101.8, but…

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The best smart home devices of 2019

Here are the smart home products that are most worth your time this year… Read More CNET https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-smart-home-devices-of-2019-amazon-alexa-google-assistant-apple-homekit-smart-speaker/

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Two Green Bay housing projects address dire needs

The committee has also approved a development agreement for a new apartment complex in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods… Read More WBAY https://www.wbay.com/content/news/Two-Green-Bay-housing-projects-move-forward-addressing-dire-need-for-housing-562582981.html?ref=981

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10/10: MetroIntelligence Economic Update by P. DUFFY

August job openings fall 1.7 percent, but still over 1 million more unemployed persons than openings The number of job openings fell 1.7 percent to 7.1 million on the last business day of August, with hires falling 3.3 percent, separations down 3.0 percent and the quits rate declining 3.9 percent.  Even with these declines, there were still 1.007 million more unemployed persons than job openings in August. https://www.bls.gov/news.release/jolts.nr0.htm   Consumer credit use rose 5.25 percent in August due entirely to nonrevolving credit Although overall consumer credit use rose at an…

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