Furniture Republic – FYJ 5 http://fyj5.net/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 18:04:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://fyj5.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Furniture Republic – FYJ 5 http://fyj5.net/ 32 32 The yoga and exercise mat market is worth $15.2 billion by 2026 https://fyj5.net/the-yoga-and-exercise-mat-market-is-worth-15-2-billion-by-2026/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 10:45:00 +0000 https://fyj5.net/the-yoga-and-exercise-mat-market-is-worth-15-2-billion-by-2026/ MarketsandMarkets Research Pvt. ltd. Chicago, June 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to the new market research report “yoga and exercise mats market by material (polyvinyl chloride, natural rubber, polyurethane, thermoplastic elastomer, others), distribution channel (e-commerce, supermarket and hypermarket, specialty store), end use, region – global forecast to 2026″the size is expected to grow from […]]]>

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Chicago, June 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to the new market research report “yoga and exercise mats market by material (polyvinyl chloride, natural rubber, polyurethane, thermoplastic elastomer, others), distribution channel (e-commerce, supermarket and hypermarket, specialty store), end use, region – global forecast to 2026″the size is expected to grow from USD 11.7 billion in 2021 to USD 15.2 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period 2021 to 2026. Market growth is driven by growing awareness of healthy lifestyles as well as the growing popularity of yoga.

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The polyvinyl chloride segment accounted for the largest share of the yoga and exercise mat market in 2020.

By material, polyvinyl chloride segment accounted for the largest market share in 2020. Polyvinyl chloride is used for manufacturing yoga and exercise mats as it is cheaper than other polymers, offers flexibility, durability and is also easier to wash compared to other materials. . Therefore, polyvinyl chloride is preferred for making low cost yoga and exercise mats. It is observed that the use of polyvinyl chloride yoga and exercise mats is higher in developing countries, such as India, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico.

The e-commerce segment accounted for the largest share of the yoga and exercise mats market in 2020.

By distribution channel, e-commerce segment accounted for the largest share of the yoga and exercise mats market in 2020. Fitness products, such as yoga and exercise mats, witnessed high demand in due to lockdown of health clubs and gyms. This has led to an increase in the expansion of e-commerce distribution channels and demand for fitness products. This distribution channel has grown due to advances in technology and internet accessibility.

The personal segment accounted for the largest share of the yoga and exercise mat market in 2020.

By material, the personal segment accounted for the largest market share in 2020. Yoga and exercise mats are increasingly being adopted for home workouts as they are used as heat shields, absorbent wipes, in the garden laying and other recreational activities. Yoga and exercise mats have more uses than their basic functions, due to which their consumption has steadily increased in the consumer market. This is expected to drive the growth of the yoga and exercise mats market over the forecast period.

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Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest share of the global yoga and exercise mat market in 2020

Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest share of the yoga and exercise mats market in 2020. The countries considered for the study on the yoga and exercise mats market in Asia-Pacific include China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and Singapore. According to the UN study, the number of yoga practitioners is highest in the Asia-Pacific region. Factors such as local government initiatives to support the yoga industry, such as the Indian government’s AYUSH initiative, the presence of cheap labor and plenty of raw materials, awareness of health and the inclination towards a healthy lifestyle among young people, and the presence of many local manufacturers of yoga and exercise mats are responsible for propelling the demand for yoga and exercise mats in the region Asia Pacific.

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (Canada), Columbia Sportswear Company (USA), Adidas AG (Germany), Under Armour, Inc. (USA), Sequential Brands Group Inc. (USA), Airex AG (Switzerland) , Jade Yoga (USA), Manduka LLC (USA), Hugger Mugger Yoga Products (USA), Liforme Ltd. (UK), Barefoot Yoga Co. (USA), Fabrication Enterprises, Inc. (USA), Quanzhou Sansheng Rubber Plastic Foamed Shoes Materials Co., Ltd. (China), La Vie Boheme Yoga (USA), Accessory Arcade (India), Eupromed SRO (Czech Republic), Ningbo Mylon Rubber & Plastic Co., Ltd. (China), Winboss International Co., Ltd (Taiwan), Xiamen Sanfan Sports Products Co, Ltd. (China), Alo Yoga (USA), TEGO (India), Ecoyoga (USA), Shenzhen Haifuxing Technology Co., Ltd (China), Shanghai Fitness Sourcing Inc. (China), Fitness Mats (India) and Yoga Direct LLC (USA), among others, are the prominent players operating in the yoga and exercise mats market.

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This research report categorizes yoga and exercise mats based on material, distribution channel, end use, and region. On the basis of material, the market has been segmented into natural rubber, polyvinyl chloride, polyurethane, thermoplastic elastomer, others (cotton and jute). Based on distribution channel, the market has been segmented into e-commerce, supermarket & hypermarket, specialty store. By end use, the market has been segmented into personal care and healthcare. By region Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East, South America. A detailed analysis of major industry players has been carried out to provide insight into their business insights; solutions and services; key strategies; new product launches; mergers; and partnerships, agreements and collaborations; and recent developments associated with yoga and exercise mats.

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Azure Printed Homes unveils new compact ADU design starting at $39,900 https://fyj5.net/azure-printed-homes-unveils-new-compact-adu-design-starting-at-39900/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 22:36:49 +0000 https://fyj5.net/azure-printed-homes-unveils-new-compact-adu-design-starting-at-39900/ Azure Iris ADU starting at $39,900 “To close the affordable housing gap, we need innovative approaches to housing construction methods. Using 3D printing, Azure will be able to build 70% faster and with 30% less cost than traditional methods of building homes. CULVER CITY, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2022 Azure Printed Homes (Azure) has […]]]>

Azure Iris ADU starting at $39,900

“To close the affordable housing gap, we need innovative approaches to housing construction methods. Using 3D printing, Azure will be able to build 70% faster and with 30% less cost than traditional methods of building homes.

Azure Printed Homes (Azure) has unveiled a compact new design for a 180 square foot Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) starting at $39,900. The Azure Iris ADU will include living quarters, kitchenette and bathroom, as well as innovative, space-saving furniture and interiors. Like Azure’s other larger ADUs, the Azure Iris will be 3D printed from recycled plastic materials at their new Culver City facility. Azure designed this model to be more broadly accessible to more people and for a variety of uses, including multi-generational families living together on one property, as well as income-generating units for overnight stays. short and long term.

Ross Maguire, CEO of Azure, said, “To close the affordable housing gap, we need innovative approaches to housing construction methods. Using 3D printing, Azure will be able to build 70% faster and with 30% less cost than traditional methods of building homes.

Azure has developed innovative technology to create sustainable living structures made from recycled plastic through a process that will be far better for the environment than traditional construction or 3D printing with concrete. Azure’s creative solution aims to minimize waste by using plastic that is already destined for landfills, or that typically ends up in our oceans or is incinerated. By using recycled materials instead of new resources, Azure aims to close the loop of sustainability in the 3D home building industry by moving closer to the circular economy goal of making optimal use of materials. previously used.

Maguire continued, “We have created production efficiencies not only by capitalizing on advances in 3D printing, but by creating a completed design and process in just 20 hours. Compared to conventional construction, we produce the entire structural skeleton, exterior cladding, water control barrier, exterior finish, utility penetrations and grounding for interior finishes, in a fraction of the time and cost By revolutionizing a new era of home building with our sustainable, automated and precise production processes, we see a very, very exciting future ahead of us.”

Azure also recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Republic to increase their operational capacity to fill their growing list of pre-orders. republic.com/azur

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British man finds himself in trouble for drunk driving after his own Mercedes alerted the authorities to a violation https://fyj5.net/british-man-finds-himself-in-trouble-for-drunk-driving-after-his-own-mercedes-alerted-the-authorities-to-a-violation/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:24:00 +0000 https://fyj5.net/british-man-finds-himself-in-trouble-for-drunk-driving-after-his-own-mercedes-alerted-the-authorities-to-a-violation/ Have you ever witnessed a situation where you are driving at high speed to escape the cops and your car catches up to you? This incident happened with Alan McShane, a 37-year-old man from the UK. The man had recently been driving drunk and landed in trouble after his own Mercedes called 999. McShane was […]]]>

Have you ever witnessed a situation where you are driving at high speed to escape the cops and your car catches up to you? This incident happened with Alan McShane, a 37-year-old man from the UK. The man had recently been driving drunk and landed in trouble after his own Mercedes called 999. McShane was banned from driving following his car’s crash after the vehicle’s system failed. immediately acknowledged the incident and alerted the authorities.

McShane was returning home to Wallsend on May 16 after an evening watching Newcastle United’s win over Arsenal, according to a Newcastle Chronicle report. He encountered an accident while exiting the central highway, after which the car’s security response was triggered. When authorities arrived on the scene and arrested him, he had a blood alcohol level of 110 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath, according to his breathalyzer. Additionally, McShane pleaded guilty to driving over the legal alcohol limit during a court hearing on Monday. He said he had “learned a hard lesson”.

Newcastle Magistrates Court found Alan McShane guilty

At a hearing at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court on Monday, McShane pleaded guilty to driving on New Bridge Street with a blood alcohol level over three times the legal limit of 35 micrograms. Alan’s prosecutor, Sarah Malkinson, said: ‘On the morning of Tuesday, May 17, officers were called to the scene of a collision to a vehicle on the Central Freeway off-ramp. A vehicle had collided with surrounding street furniture.

Arriving at the scene, she saw paramedics and firefighters at the scene, with McShane surrounded by them. She added: ‘He identified himself as the driver of the vehicle. The officer noticed the smell of alcohol and that the defendant was mumbling and so asked him to provide a breath sample,” according to the aforementioned report. Additionally, McShane was taken to RVI for a post-crash check-up, where he fell asleep while being seen by medics.

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25 MCD schools to be upgraded as a pilot project: Delhi LG https://fyj5.net/25-mcd-schools-to-be-upgraded-as-a-pilot-project-delhi-lg/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 09:56:00 +0000 https://fyj5.net/25-mcd-schools-to-be-upgraded-as-a-pilot-project-delhi-lg/ In order to upgrade educational, technological and physical infrastructure in MCD schools, 25 schools have been identified as a pilot project, authorities said. Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena visited Nagar Nigam Partibha Vidyalaya in H-Block, Ashok Vihar on Saturday with senior officials from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Raj Niwas said in a statement. The […]]]>

In order to upgrade educational, technological and physical infrastructure in MCD schools, 25 schools have been identified as a pilot project, authorities said.

Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena visited Nagar Nigam Partibha Vidyalaya in H-Block, Ashok Vihar on Saturday with senior officials from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Raj Niwas said in a statement.

The visit was intended to advance his “agenda to take the MCD and its institutions to new heights in mission mode”, he said.

Addressing the teachers and staff present at the occasion, the LG promised to bring the schools run by the MCD to the “highest standards by providing them with the best educational, technological and physical infrastructure”.

“For this purpose, as a pilot project, 25 schools have already been identified and work will be started there at the earliest. The same will be gradually undertaken in all the other remaining schools run by the MCD,” Saxena said in the communicated.

The LG assured teachers that it will do everything possible to provide them with a conducive working atmosphere and urged them to do their best by constantly staying up to date and proactive, so that their students are mentally and academically shaped to the same level. than the best of them. peers.

Saxena, who also toured the school premises, while appreciating the general upkeep and maintenance, requested that cleanliness be maintained on a daily basis, that broken furniture in the classrooms be replaced and that the library be updated with the latest relevant resources, the statement said.

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Direct comparison: Provident Financial (OTCMKTS: FPLPY) and Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM) https://fyj5.net/direct-comparison-provident-financial-otcmkts-fplpy-and-affirm-nasdaq-afrm/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 05:25:48 +0000 https://fyj5.net/direct-comparison-provident-financial-otcmkts-fplpy-and-affirm-nasdaq-afrm/ To affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM – Get a rating) and Provident Financial (OTCMKTS: FPLPY – Get a rating) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on their dividend strength, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings. Insider and Institutional Ownership 58.3% of Affirm’s shares […]]]>

To affirm (NASDAQ: AFRMGet a rating) and Provident Financial (OTCMKTS: FPLPYGet a rating) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on their dividend strength, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.3% of Affirm’s shares are held by institutional investors. 16.5% of Affirm’s stock is held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Affirm and Provident Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
To affirm 3 6 6 0 2.20
Financial foresight 0 1 0 0 2.00

Affirm currently has a consensus price target of $65.29, indicating a potential upside of 256.80%. Given Affirm’s stronger consensus rating and higher likely upside, analysts clearly believe Affirm is more favorable than Provident Financial.

Risk and Volatility

Affirm has a beta of 3.03, suggesting that its stock price is 203% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Provident Financial has a beta of 1.55, suggesting that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Affirm and Provident Financial.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
To affirm -52.07% -18.00% -7.42%
Financial foresight N / A N / A N / A

Valuation and benefits

This chart compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Affirm and Provident Financial.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
To affirm $870.46 million 6.02 -$430.92 million ($2.37) -7.72
Financial foresight $735.12 million 0.99 -$44.14 million N / A N / A

Provident Financial has lower revenues, but higher profits than Affirm.

Summary

Affirm beats Provident Financial on 8 out of 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Affirm company profile (Get a rating)

Affirm Holdings, Inc. operates a digital and mobile commerce platform in the United States and Canada. The Company’s platform includes a point-of-sale payment solution for consumers, commerce solutions for merchants and a consumer-focused application. Its payment network and its partnership with an originating bank allow consumers to pay for a purchase in time with maturities ranging from one to forty-eight months. As of June 30, 2021, the company had approximately 29,000 merchants integrated on its platform spanning small businesses, large enterprises, direct-to-consumer brands, brick-and-mortar stores, and enterprises. Its merchants represent a range of industries, including sporting and outdoor goods, furniture and homewares, travel, apparel, accessories, consumer electronics and jewelry. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Provident Financial Company Profile (Get a rating)

Provident Financial plc provides personal credit products to the non-standard lending market in the UK and Republic of Ireland. The Company operates through Vanquis Bank and Moneybarn segments. It offers credit card products, unsecured personal loans and savings products. The company also offers auto finance for cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles. It serves 1.6 million customers. Provident Financial plc was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Bradford, UK.



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Cuban businessmen interested in investing in the Dominican Republic https://fyj5.net/cuban-businessmen-interested-in-investing-in-the-dominican-republic/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 16:09:00 +0000 https://fyj5.net/cuban-businessmen-interested-in-investing-in-the-dominican-republic/ They will offer their production area portfolios during dialogue tables in Punta Cana and Puerto Plata. SANTO DOMINGO.- Cuban businessmen are interested in expanding business and trade relations in the Dominican Republic. In this event, Cuban SME will offer their production and technology portfolios in Punta Cana and Puerto Plata. Leaders of dozens of Cuban […]]]>


They will offer their production area portfolios during dialogue tables in Punta Cana and Puerto Plata.

SANTO DOMINGO.- Cuban businessmen are interested in expanding business and trade relations in the Dominican Republic.

In this event, Cuban SME will offer their production and technology portfolios in Punta Cana and Puerto Plata.

Leaders of dozens of Cuban companies will present their product portfolios in the Dominican Republic to establish business relationships with small and medium-sized entrepreneurs.

Cuban and Dominican businessmen will discuss, at work tables, strategies to achieve a broad, stable and fruitful commercial exchange for the benefit of consumers of the two Caribbean countries.

The trading tables will be set up at Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort Hotel in Punta Cana from Sunday 19 to Wednesday 22. The event will also take place in Puerta Plata on June 23 and 24, 2022.

Cuban companies will present their production tools based on construction materials, technology, medicines, food products, preservation of dairy products, meat, fruits and vegetables and land passenger transport services to install industrial facilities.

Also, marketing of furniture, textile articles, metal products, clothing, hairdressing products, arts, and other aerial products.

The media and small entrepreneurs who will participate in the exchange of ideas and proposals are interested in buying all kinds of products to be marketed in stores and markets (retail), such as food, clothing, shoes , appliances and hardware stores.

The Cubans also want to establish commercial relations in food containers and packaging for preserves and juices, as well as in aluminum carpentry, paints, mortar, ceramics, cement and electricity.

Entrepreneurs from Cuba are interested in a partnership with Dominicans for the production of goat cheese, for the supply of raw materials for the plastics industry, steel plates or livestock for the production of tiles, lighting, office furniture, wood, machinery for the production of furniture, software and means of transport.

The SMEs from Cuba will experience new perspectives with the mentality of the “independent” figure; they are entrepreneurial companies with free private capital.

This figure, driven by the Cuban economy and the breeze of openness to foreign capital, has established a policy of transaction and development obligatory for a new world of Cuban businessmen and traders who come in search of partners. commercial with a bilateral sense Cuba and the Dominican Republic, to re-edit the exchange of exchange based on the technological science of the modern market in the Caribbean and its insular importance for the geopolitics that it represents the overall impact of the economy.

“SMEs move the world and the Caribbean, it’s part of this universe with tens of millions of inhabitants.”

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RENDERED: The concept plan for the East Cobb Avenue “jewelry boxes” https://fyj5.net/rendered-the-concept-plan-for-the-east-cobb-avenue-jewelry-boxes/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 17:25:06 +0000 https://fyj5.net/rendered-the-concept-plan-for-the-east-cobb-avenue-jewelry-boxes/ Two “jewel box” buildings for the restaurant and retail space (center front and rear) flank a proposed stage and plaza (center) for East Cobb Avenue. North American Properties filed site plan changes for The Avenue East Cobb, which includes expanded dining and retail space, a concert stage and a public plaza. The Atlanta-based commercial real […]]]>
Two “jewel box” buildings for the restaurant and retail space (center front and rear) flank a proposed stage and plaza (center) for East Cobb Avenue.

North American Properties filed site plan changes for The Avenue East Cobb, which includes expanded dining and retail space, a concert stage and a public plaza.

The Atlanta-based commercial real estate company will appear before the Cobb Board of Commissioners next week with a concept plan that took months to develop.

As East Cobb News reported in Aprilthe transformation of the 23-year-old mall on Roswell Road, off Johnson Ferry Road, aims to make it a destination space for shopping, dining and entertainment.

According to documents filed with the Cobb Zoning Office, NAP wants to construct two “jewel box” buildings for outdoor dining and small retail businesses to the rear of the centre’s current car park, which would become a valet parking area in option.

A permanent stage would be built for concerts in front of the current Bravura bridal fashion store, which would be demolished for a public plaza with seating.

That’s what NAP called its Central Boulevard, adjacent to Kale Me Crazy and Stockyard Burgers & Bones restaurants.

The Avenue has been holding weekly concerts and other events there on a makeshift stage for several months, shortly after he entered into a joint partnership with PGIM to manage the 23,000 square foot mall.

Renderings of East Cobb Avenue

According to the Cobb Zoning Record (you can read it here) “the plaintiff believes that these changes will contribute to the success of The Avenue for years to come.”

NAP developed Avalon’s massive mixed-use project in Alpharetta and more recently overhauled Atlantic Station and Colony Square in downtown Atlanta.

NAP officials said East Cobb News in a recent interview that while The Avenue East Cobb is a smaller-scale project, “everyone thinks it has so much potential to tap into.”

A number of musical, recreational and entertainment events cater to “everyone who comes here”.

Brittni Johnson, spokesperson for the NAP, said East Cobb News Tuesday that she “cannot disclose the occupants of the jewelry box at this time but [NAP officials] plan to have a rental update ready to share soon.

Shops and stores in this part of downtown include Michael’s, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Banana Republic, and Gap. Johnson said Bravura, a bridal fashion store, will move to Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta.

Valet and concierge service will be optional, Johnson said, saying it’s designed for shoppers and customers who choose to have that convenience.

She said there was no figure on the capacity of the place yet, as it is still under code review. But she said furniture will be added, “and will be available for use when not activated for events (ie, having lunch or mingling with friends).”

Like Avalon Square and Colony Square, she said, “it’s really meant to serve as a community gathering space or, as we like to call it, the ‘living room’ of the property.” ”

Since NAP’s plans do not require rezoning, they do not have to go through the Cobb Planning Commission. The site plan amendments are listed as “Other Business” on the agenda for the Cobb Board of Commissioners zoning hearing.

This hearing starts next Tuesday at 9 a.m., and you can view the full agenda by clicking here.

Renderings of East Cobb Avenue
A concert and event stage area will include a public plaza and optional valet and concierge service.

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US inflation hit a new 40-year high last month at 8.6% | National policy https://fyj5.net/us-inflation-hit-a-new-40-year-high-last-month-at-8-6-national-policy/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 13:12:06 +0000 https://fyj5.net/us-inflation-hit-a-new-40-year-high-last-month-at-8-6-national-policy/ By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER – AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The costs of gas, food and most other goods and services jumped in May, pushing inflation to a new four-decade high and giving U.S. households no respite from the rising costs. Consumer prices jumped 8.6% last month from 12 months earlier, faster than April’s 8.3% […]]]>

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER – AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The costs of gas, food and most other goods and services jumped in May, pushing inflation to a new four-decade high and giving U.S. households no respite from the rising costs.

Consumer prices jumped 8.6% last month from 12 months earlier, faster than April’s 8.3% year-on-year rise, the department said on Friday. work. The new inflation figure, the largest annual increase since December 1981, will increase pressure on the Federal Reserve to continue to aggressively raise interest rates.

Month-over-month, prices jumped 1% from April to May, much faster than the 0.3% rise from March to April. Behind this spike were much higher prices for food, energy, rent, plane tickets, and new and used cars.

Widespread price increases have also increased so-called “core” inflation, a measure that excludes volatility in food and energy prices. In May, underlying prices jumped 0.6% for the second month in a row and are now 6% above their level of a year ago.

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Rampant inflation in the United States is putting a lot of pressure on families, forcing them to pay far more for food, gas and rent and reducing their ability to afford discretionary items, from haircuts to clothes. ‘electronic. Low-income and black and Hispanic Americans, in particular, are struggling because, on average, a greater proportion of their income is consumed by necessities.

Some evidence in recent weeks had suggested that inflation may be moderating, particularly for durable goods which were caught up in supply chain groans and shortages last year. But that trend appeared to reverse in May, as used car prices rose 1.8% after falling for three straight months.

Prices for new cars have also risen as car production remains crippled by shortages of semiconductors. And clothing prices are rising after falling in April.

In light of Friday’s inflation reading, the Fed is almost certain to make fastest series of interest rate hikes in three decades. By sharply raising borrowing costs, the Fed hopes to cool spending and growth enough to rein in inflation without tipping the economy into a recession. For the central bank, this will be a difficult balancing act.

The Fed announced it would raise its key short-term rate by half a point – double the usual hike – next week and again in July. Some investors had hoped that the Fed would then reduce its rate hikes to a quarter-point increase at its September meeting or perhaps even pause its credit tightening.

But with inflation raging, investors are now increasingly expecting a third half-point Fed hike in September. These rate increases will result in significantly higher borrowing costs for consumers and businesses.

Polls show that Americans see high inflation as the main problem of the nationand more disapprove of President Joe Biden’s handling of the economy. Congressional Republicans are hammering Democrats on the issue ahead of the midterm elections this fall.

Inflation has remained high even as the sources of rising prices have shifted. Initially, strong demand for goods from Americans who were stuck at home for months after the COVID hit caused supply chain shortages and groans and drove up prices for cars, furniture and appliances. .

Now, as Americans start spending on services again, including travel, entertainment and restaurants, the costs of airfare, hotel rooms and restaurant meals have skyrocketed. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine further accelerated oil and natural gas prices. And with China easing strict COVID lockdowns in Shanghai and elsewhere, more of its citizens are driving, driving up oil prices even further.

Soaring inflation forced Rocky Harper of Tucson, Arizona to start working for delivery companies, in addition to his regular full-time job with a package delivery service. His main job brings in $800 a week, he said, which “was once a very good sum of money and is now just above poverty.”

Harper, 43, said he and his fiancée were delaying the wedding because they couldn’t afford it at the moment. They cut Netflix and Hulu. His car’s catalytic converter was stolen recently – an increasingly common theft – for the rare metals they contain, which have skyrocketed in price. A repair will cost $1,300.

“Along with food, gas and rent – the sacred cow,” he said. “I work a lot of overtime, just to be successful, just to stay together.”

In the coming months, property prices should finally come down. Many large retailers, including Target, Walmart and Macy’sreported that they are now stuck with too much patio furniture, electronics and other goods they ordered when these items were in high demand and will have to cut back.

Even so, rising gasoline prices are eroding the finances of millions of Americans. Prices at the pump are average nearly $5 a gallon nationwide and approaching the inflation-adjusted all-time high of around $5.40 set in 2008.

Research by the Bank of America Institute, which uses anonymous data from millions of their customers’ credit and debit card accounts, shows spending on gas is eating up more of consumers’ budgets and hampering their ability to buy other items.

For low-income households — defined as those with incomes below $50,000 — gas spending reached almost 10% of all credit and debit card spending in the last week of May, the institute said in a report this week. That’s up from around 7.5% in February, a big increase in such a short time.

Spending by all bank customers on durable goods, such as furniture, electronics and home renovations, has plunged in the past year, the institute found. But their spending on airfare, hotels and entertainment continued to rise.

Economists have pointed to this shift in spending from goods to services as a trend that should help reduce inflation by the end of the year. But as wages rise steadily for many workers, prices also rise in services.

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]]> Diana Jones at Westport’s Voices Café on June 11 to benefit refugees https://fyj5.net/diana-jones-at-westports-voices-cafe-on-june-11-to-benefit-refugees/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 12:38:00 +0000 https://fyj5.net/diana-jones-at-westports-voices-cafe-on-june-11-to-benefit-refugees/ Jones began writing the stories she found so devastating, one voice at a time. “My own need to ‘re-humanize’ people who were being dehumanized by governments resulted in a flood of songs,” Jones says. One of the strengths of the album is Jones’ ability to inhabit the characters she writes about, from the woman walking […]]]>

Jones began writing the stories she found so devastating, one voice at a time. “My own need to ‘re-humanize’ people who were being dehumanized by governments resulted in a flood of songs,” Jones says. One of the strengths of the album is Jones’ ability to inhabit the characters she writes about, from the woman walking miles to the US border carrying her child, to young children separated from their parents fleeing their homeland, giving immediacy to their stories. while illuminating the more generic themes within.

Diana is rooted in the Appalachian traditions of her birth family and has proven exceptionally adept at distilling complex cultural forces down to a particular person at a particular time and place. When Jones was reunited with her biological family in her twenties, she spent time with her grandfather from Tennessee. “I decided to throw away my previous songs,” she says, “and go into the woods and ask my grandfather and my ancestors for help.” This decision produced such powerful songs as “Pretty Girl” and “Pony,” which grew out of a story told by her grandfather about children being taken from their families to go to Indian schools.

With Song To A Refugee, Jones continues to give voice to the dispossessed and raise awareness of social justice issues, taking his place in the lineage of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. “I think we all want to get involved and give each other hope,” Jones says, “how can any of us look away?”. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Diana Jones and support the refugees arriving and settling in our area.

Learn more: https://www.dianajonesmusic.com/

The refugees arrive with just the clothes on their backs. They need housing and everything from a toothbrush, pots and pans to a bed. The funds raised by this concert will be used to purchase these items.

Over the past 6 months, 72 volunteers have set up 41 apartments in Bridgeport and New Haven for 194 refugees. The value of donated and purchased furniture and supplies, estimated at $48,000, is invaluable to the refugees.

David Vita, social justice director at Westport Unitarian Church, said, “On World Refugee Day (June 20), the recent wave of Afghan refugees, refugees arriving from countries like Ethiopia, Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the impending arrival of Ukrainian refugees and Diana Jones’ commitment to this cause made her the logical choice for the Voices Café performance in June.

Diana Jones’ iconic storytelling is at its best with her award-winning Song To A Refugee, reflecting deep empathy and common cause with the plight of refugees. Jones is known for giving voice to the dispossessed, and her voice will stay with you, “…sometimes haunting, sometimes heartbreaking, and always empowering,” says Down at the Crossroads.

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Mattress Barn gets a new home https://fyj5.net/mattress-barn-gets-a-new-home/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 12:15:30 +0000 https://fyj5.net/mattress-barn-gets-a-new-home/ FAIRFIELD — Akin Mutla started Mattress Barn as a used furniture store in 2001. He decided to downsize after a few years and his store began to focus on mattresses, bedroom furniture and bedding for children. Mutla is originally from Turkey and came to the United States when he was 26 years old. Mastering English […]]]>

FAIRFIELD — Akin Mutla started Mattress Barn as a used furniture store in 2001. He decided to downsize after a few years and his store began to focus on mattresses, bedroom furniture and bedding for children.

Mutla is originally from Turkey and came to the United States when he was 26 years old. Mastering English was a major goal for him and he believed having a business was the best way to achieve this.

He has an engineering degree, but chose the world of retail instead.

This year, Mattress Barn needed to find a new home because the company had lost the lease on the old space. So he moved the store in March to a new location.

“The owner sold the other building,” Mutla said. “It was a shock. Nobody told me anything about it.

The new space is larger at 11,000 square feet and is located near downtown at 649 Beck Ave.

“We always have great prices and plenty of stock to choose from,” Mutla said. “We can also deliver quickly.”

Mutla said he hopes his customers will have a pleasant shopping experience that will create a lasting relationship.

“We are trying to keep our prices at 2019 levels,” he said. “But furniture prices have skyrocketed.”

Mutla said he hopes customers find his prices more reasonable.

The store carries several brands of mattresses such as Rally, Chattam & Wells, MLily, Spring Air and Bed Tech.

“This is a family business, and we offer better value and better prices than many of our competitors,” Mutla said.

The hours remain the same as in the old space and the website has not changed.

mattress barn

• Address: 649 Beck Avenue, Fairfield
• Phone: 707-399-7399
• Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
• Website: www.mattressbarnusa.com

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