We typically think of the “Lipstick Index” – where lipstick is a placeholder for small, low-cost consumer indulgences – when consumers feel uncertain about the economy. But we shouldn’t stop there.
So what happens post-inflation?
The old adage follows that you can’t do what you always did and expect different results.
The US heavy duty truck faces a challenging year as monthly orders reach an all time low.
Companies that make disinfecting wipes are now expected demand for wipes to remain elevated for the long term — and they are expanding capacity to meet that demand.
The global economy has been experiencing supply chain challenges since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
The US government’s announcement of a $27 billion plan to repair older and unsafe bridges across the US is welcome news not only to state and local agencies charged with fixing and repairing these structures but to the US construction industry.
New home construction is now considered "essential", but construction companies still need to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
This past week, COVID-19 outbreaks in Chinese industrial regions, Hong Kong, and elsewhere (including positive cases with the First Gentleman and former President Obama) pushed the pandemic back into the news, if not back onto the front pages where it had been for so long.
A possible slow-down in new home construction would have far reaching impact.