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Why July’s Consumer Price Inflation is Forcing Businesses to Reckon with Hiring Strategies

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After weeks dotted with interest rate hikes, mortgage rate oscillation, and dropping energy prices, U.S. businesses and consumers finally got a fresh look at the nation's inflationary Read more

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California Passes Internet Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (ADCA)
September 26, 2022
The concern over the online safety of minors continues to grow. With the increased use of technology during the pandemic due to distance learning among other factors, the chances of a child being Read more
The Challenges of Working Capital for Small and Mid-Size Construction Businesses
September 23, 2022
Record inflation, rising interest rates, and myriad supply chain issues are an amalgamation of challenges for any business in today’s climate. For small and mid-size construction companies, any of these issues Read more
Bluedot’s Report Offers Restaurants Insight Into Consumer Spending Behaviors
September 23, 2022
Inflation and ongoing concerns of a recession are affecting consumer spending behaviors. And as always, the restaurant industry is a great place to take the temperature of what people are willing to Read more
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Why July’s Consumer Price Inflation is Forcing Businesses to Reckon with Hiring Strategies
August 26, 2022
After weeks dotted with interest rate hikes, mortgage rate oscillation, and dropping energy prices, U.S. businesses and consumers finally got a fresh look at the nation's inflationary Read more
Consumers Continue to Dine Out Amid Inflation. How Should Restaurants Respond?
August 3, 2022
June’s high inflation numbers on both the consumer and producer end have reshaped customer-business dynamics across basically every industry. Various compounding issues, from Read more
Employment Report Shows Spikes in Hospitality, Healthcare Jobs
July 18, 2022
In this week's economic minute, the June 2022 employment situation report showed positive job gains across the economy. Plus, indications that a recession may be staved off in the Read more
U.S. Housing Market Lays New Ground in 2022, But Challenges Remain
January 11, 2022
2021 brought quite a bit of uncertainty for the housing market, just like 2020. This time, though, it's inflation, rising material prices, supply chain issues, and the high cost Read more
How Grocers, Producers and Importers Should Maneuver Rising Meat Prices
November 24, 2021
US families are gearing up for another holiday season of turkeys, hams, and seasonal feasting. Even though consumers planning to shop during the Thanksgiving weekend has gone up Read more
Will Rises in COVID-19 Cases or a Projected Increase in Production Cause Bigger Oil Price Jumps?
November 23, 2021
  With gas prices at the highest America has seen since 2014, consumers are left wondering what is causing the increase while energy traders try to make sense of the various Read more
Supply Chain Issues Leading To Price Hikes
November 1, 2021
  Key Points: A lot of issues in the supply chain can be attributed to an increase in demand that can't be met, leading to longer wait times and price hikes. The supply Read more
As Inflation Rises, How Will Construction Sites Be Affected?
October 20, 2021
  Key Points: Labor and building materials are in short supply at construction sites across the country. The lingering shortage of skilled workers has worsened, Read more
Wingstop Shares Tumble After Chicken Wing Prices Start Soaring
July 28, 2021
(Bloomberg) -- Wingstop Inc. is falling Wednesday despite a strong earnings report as investors increasingly fear inflationary risks as the price of chicken wings keeps rising. The Read more