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U.S. Household Wealth Increased During the Pandemic

Even though we’re going through a pandemic, U.S. households are getting more and more wealthy

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2021 TOP CITIES FOR ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED BUILDINGS

Jack Pufunt • 10/20/2021 In June 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual “Top Cities” list, presenting the cities with the largest number of ENERGY STAR® certified commercial and multifamily buildings in the past year. ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and […]

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These are the nation’s 30 least affordable metro areas

By Ty West  –  Editor-in-Chief, The Playbook, Sep 28, 2021 California is still king when it comes to expensive metro areas. That’s according to a new analysis by The Business Journals that looked at the latest regional price parity data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis to identify the 30 least affordable metro areas in the nation. The latest […]

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Top Silicon Valley companies in Fortune Global 500

As a region, Silicon Valley has 10 total companies on Fortune’s latest Global 500 list. Full local rankings: No. 6 Apple Inc. $274.5 billion No. 21 Alphabet Inc. $182.5 billion No. 86 Facebook Inc. $85.9 billion No. 108 Intel Corp. $77.9 billion No. 182 HP Inc. $56.6 billion No. 221 Cisco Systems Inc. $49.3 billion […]

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The Rise of Sister Cities

Just like little sisters steal their big sister’s clothes, sister cities across the country are stealing home buyers from their larger and nearby major metros. Many buyers and renters who will no longer be required to come to the office every day are flocking to these smaller metros for their affordability, desirability, and proximity to […]

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Facebook vaults into the $1 trillion valuation club

By Cromwell Schubarth  –  TechFlash Editor, Silicon Valley Business Journal Jun 29, 2021 The dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit on Monday helped to put Facebook Inc. into the $1 trillion club, achieving a market valuation that only four other companies have hit on U.S. stock exchanges. The Menlo Park social media giant’s stock jumped more than 4% after a […]

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States Benefiting the Most from WFH

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Biden Administration Proposed Tax Changes

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Taking Another Look At Inflation

By Christine Cooper and Rohit Diwadkar CoStar Analytics June 2, 2021 | 1:30 P.M. Pandemic Upends Year-Over-Year Comparisons Commentary on inflation pressures abounds these days, especially after the annual inflation rate in the U.S. soared to 4.2% in April from 2.6% in March, well above market forecasts of 3.6%. The pandemic has upended comparisons based […]

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