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Homelessness Soaring, Home-Buying Age Quickly Rising in U.S.
Aug 28, 2023

In 2022, roughly 421,400 U.S. citizens were homeless. Currently, the average repeat home buyer's age is 55 compared to 36 in 1981. As of May, the average national sales price of a home is $441,000 while the average rental cost is $2,000 a month. According to CBS News, 30% of the homeless people in the...

U.S. Credit Rating Falls to AA+
Aug 06, 2023

The U.S.'s credit rating was dropped by Fitch, a prominent credit rating agency, from AAA to AA+. This drop occurred two months after Biden and the GOP reached a debt ceiling agreement to avoid a default. The credit rating drop is one notch down from the top rating. Moody’s Investors Service, one of the three...

Possibility of U.S. Recession Starts to Fall
Jul 28, 2023

The Federal Reserve is no longer forecasting a recession. According to Goldman Sachs, there was a 339,000 job increase in May. Many economists are expecting a recession because the Federal Reserve raised interest rates to bring down inflation. According to USA Today, the Federal Reserve raised the federal funds rate to 5.5%, which is the...

McDonald’s Seeks Complete Automation
Jul 09, 2023

A McDonald’s in Fort Worth Texas has gone fully automated, requiring no human beings to work inside the restaurant. This McDonald’s also has an “order ahead” lane, where patrons can pick up their orders via a conveyor belt. Inside the restaurant is a single kiosk with a conveyor belt that will produce the order when...

NBCUniversal, Group Black Strike Ad Deal
Jun 29, 2023

With this deal, Group Black keeps most of the ad revenue, which gives more money back to black-owned media companies. The partnership was announced on Juneteenth, which is the celebration of the emancipation of African Americans. Group Black is a black multimedia company devoted to the advancement and inclusivity of other black media companies. According to...

Is Work From Home Slowing Productivity?
Jun 29, 2023

According to Buffer’s 2022 State of the Remote Work Report, 61% of workers considered working from home a positive experience. Essence Magazine finds that 81% of employees said working remotely improved their mental health. According to a Forbes magazine article, remote working decreased absenteeism by 41%. 41% of Americans have a hybrid schedule of work,...

Are Big Corporations the Future of Business?
Jun 16, 2023

The power of large corporations increases at a rate that causes many to question the future of business. Corporate power has proven to be an area of great controversy, as many disagree over the advantages and disadvantages offered by big businesses. Americans have recently shown a growing resentment toward big corporations, but this has not...

RZR Report: Dark Money in Politics
May 05, 2023

The Democratic National Committee Panel blocked a vote on Feb. 3 for the second time in five months on a ban on dark money in elections. The DNC Panel passed a resolution in September that condemns the use of dark money, but failed to pass a subsequent resolution that would ban dark money in primaries,...

Juul Settles Class Action Lawsuit
Apr 24, 2023

California and New York announced on Wednesday, April 12 that Juul must pay a $462 million dollar settlement.  The lawsuit was due to Juul allegedly marketing to children and teens, making the vaping crisis worse.  Juul has been subject to nearly $3 billion worth of litigation. The Attorney General of California and New York stated...

Auditors Failed to Properly Audit Now-Collapsed Banks
Apr 24, 2023

KPMG LLP is an auditing and accounting firm, one of the four largest firms of its kind in the world. KPMG was the firm responsible for auditing Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, releasing its audits and giving both banks a clean bill of financial health within two weeks of their collapse. KPMG is defending its...