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Another Housing Market Crisis Ahead

By: Adam Dunlap / Posted on: July 6, 2020

Covid-19 is still having a lasting impact, gripping the US economy some 5 months after it reared its ugly head. This time it is targeting the US housing market. With 44 million Americans still unemployed, many unable to pay rent and utilities, and temporary eviction bans set to lift, the US faces an eviction catastrophe the likes of which we have never seen.

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Unemployment Rates Surprisingly Fall and Post-Corona Recovery Begins

By: Adam Dunlap / Posted on: June 10, 2020

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since February 2020, you’ve probably noticed the economic impact worldwide of the novel corona-virus, Covid-19. There has been little to no positive news even as Governors ease restrictions and states/counties move from red to yellow to green phases, until the May 2020 unemployment rates were released days ago. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, May saw an increase of 2.5 million jobs and an unemployment rate of 13.3%, down from April’s 14.7%. This number came as a overwhelmingly positive shock as most experts had predicted it to increase to near 20%, the worst figure since the Great Depression.[1]

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Iranian General Killed, Cause for Oil Prices Sudden Increase

By: Sam Stires / Posted on: January 3, 2020

Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds military force and one of the most powerful figures in the Islamic Republic, was killed Thursday night in an airstrike in Baghdad, the U.S. Defense Department confirmed. The death of such a powerful figure in the Iranian landscape raises questions about instability in a region which supplies about 25 percent of the world’s oil. Brent Oil, the international benchmark of crude, surged to nearly $70 a barrel (an increase of 4 percent) whereas West Texas Intermediate, the American oil benchmark for crude, also rose about 4 percent, to nearly $64 a barrel. This is the largest price increase since the attack on a major Saudi oil processing plant back in September.

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Worst U.S. Manufacturing Data in 10 Years Lowers Oil Prices

By: Pam Corn / Posted on: October 1, 2019

Oil prices edged lower on Tuesday after a key U.S. manufacturing report dimmed the outlook on the manufacturing industry and invoked lingering fears of a global recession.

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Tough Times in Trucking

By: Nick Stanley / Posted on: August 2, 2019

Trucking companies across the country have experienced a rough first half of 2019.  Coming off a profitable and robust 2018, the transportation industry has taken a one step forward, two steps back, which is causing many trucking companies to shutter their doors and leave thousands of drivers unemployed.  There are many factors that have led to a shaky 2019 for trucking.  Let’s take a look at a few.

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