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Retail sales rise faster than expected in October even as inflation pushes prices higher

Shoppers search for clothing at Uniqlo Retail Clothing Company November 12, 2021 in New York City.Robert Nickelsberg | Getty ImagesU.S. shoppers accelerated their level of spending in October even as the prices of goods jumped at their fastest pace since the 1990s, the...

Home prices are now rising much faster than incomes, studies show

During the Covid pandemic, home prices have shot up nearly nationwide while household income fell.As a result, homeownership became out of reach for many would-be buyers.However, affordability was a growing problem well before 2020 and the start of the pandemic.In the last decade,...

Faster / Better / Cheaper

Source: CB Insights     I have been discussing technology-driven productivity gains a lot lately (see this, this, or this). And I will likely keep spilling 1,000 words at a time on the subject. But not today. Instead, see that graphic above. It is a deep dive into...