How to Gauge the World’s Economic Recoveries

How to Gauge the World’s Economic Recoveries As we noted recently, the world is preparing to reopen its economies. In the U.S. and elsewhere, this is going to mean a lot of difficult decisions, and it’s possible that it could bring some troublesome trends into the light. The road ahead, after a collapse of this magnitude, will inevitably be a bumpy one. Nevertheless, the world’s economies need to start along that road at one point or another. And as we move forward now with businesses and consumer activity beginning to…

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5/29: MetroIntelligence Economic Update by P. DUFFY

Another 2.12 million apply for unemployment, bringing pandemic-related total to 40.7 million In the week ending May 23, initial unemployment claims were 2.12 million, a decrease of 323,000 from the previous week’s revised level.  Over the last 10 weeks, a total of 40.7 million claims have been filed. https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf   Pending home sales declined 21.8 percent in April and 33.8 percent year-on-year The Pending Home Sales Index fell 21.8 percent to 69.0 in April. Year-over-year, contract signings shrank 33.8 percent. An index of 100 is equal to the level of contract…

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This is how to talk about e-design

How designers can leverage their website to filter clients to thoughtfully describing the deliverables of these new online offerings… Read More Business of Home https://businessofhome.com/articles/this-is-how-to-talk-about-e-design

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Portland family’s house paint survey goes viral

The family thought they would get a few hundred responses. They weren’t expecting over 70,000… Read More KGW8 https://www.kgw.com/article/entertainment/television/programs/good-stuff/north-portland-house-paint-color-survey-goes-viral/283-e471e023-fbac-47b1-ac32-dac189c6c29f

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