December 2021

Inflation Figures To Be With Us A While Longer

Regions Economic Preview December 6, 2021 Inflation forecasts by Regions Bank have hit their highest level since June 1982. The Birmingham-based financial company expects last month’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) read to come in at 0.8 percent, which translates into a year-over-year rate of 7 percent. “Inflation...

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Youngkin Wants Va. on Offense When it Comes to Economic Development

The Winchester Star (Va.) December 6, 2021 Fresh off his upset victory in Virginia’s high-profile elections, Republican Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin is embracing a beefed-up economic development strategy for the Old Dominion. “Blueprint Virginia 2030” focuses on 11 areas, including workforce and education, infrastructure, military affairs, resiliency, energy, housing,...

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Nissan Boss Warns No End in Sight to Global Chip Shortage

BBC News November 29, 2021 Nissan Motors CEO Makoto Uchida won’t predict the end to the current global microchip shortage but admits it has become a major headache for automotive manufacturers. Semiconductor scarcities are also impacting home appliances and communications equipment, just as consumers double-down on durable...

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