See all posts by Roland Head Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” British Gas owner Centrica (LSE: CNA) has been a disappointing and painful investment in recent years. The Centrica share price has now fallen by 90% from all-time highs of 390p+ in August 2013.My own holding is deep underwater. So far, it’s been one of my worst investments ever. It’s tempting to write the stock off, but I think that would be a mistake. I’m convinced that Centrica shares offer value at current levels. Let me explain why.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The perfect storm?The coronavirus pandemic has not made things any easier for interim chief executive Chris O’Shea to reverse Centrica’s falling share price. The ex-finance boss only took charge two weeks ago, but he’s already been forced to issue a pretty grim trading update.Among the problems he mentioned were a slump in energy demand due to business closures, and an expected increase in bad debts. Revenue from the group’s service and solutions business is also expected to fall, as the company restricts its operations to essential work.Elsewhere, the much-needed sales of Centrica’s nuclear power stations and its oil and gas business, Spirit Energy, have been put on hold following the oil price crash.Unsurprisingly, the 2019 final dividend has been cancelled. The company has also withdrawn its financial guidance for 2020.How much lower can the Centrica share price fall?I don’t think the Centrica share price is likely to fall much further. There’s already a lot of bad news in the price. And for all its problems, I believe Centrica has some significant attractions.First of all, it’s worth remembering that the coronavirus pandemic, although terrible, won’t last forever. When it’s over, Centrica’s customers in the UK and US will still need electricity, gas, and related services.British Gas may not always have had the best reputation with customers, but it’s the biggest energy supplier in the UK, with more than 9m customers. That’s not likely to change anytime soon.The firm’s reputation might even improve as a result of the current crisis – O’Shea says that several hundred service engineers have volunteered to visit customer homes for emergency repairs “where there may be a higher risk of COVID-19”. If you were ill and infectious and someone came to fix your heating, I imagine you’d remember them well.Do the numbers add up?A good story is no good if a company’s finances are unsustainable. Fortunately, I don’t think that’s the case at Centrica. Although I think the group’s £4bn debt pile is a little too large, very little of this needs to be refinanced before 2022.In the meantime, Centrica has cash and unused credit facilities totalling £3.3bn. This is roughly equal to one year’s operating costs. This suggests to me that the group should safely be able to survive the coronavirus crisis lockdown period.I think the key to unlocking a recovery in the Centrica share price is for O’Shea to be able to complete the transformation plans put in place by ex-boss Iain Conn. The end result should be a service business with higher profit margins and stronger finances.I see Centrica as a value stock with good income potential. I’d buy at current levels. Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The Centrica share price has crashed. Here’s what I’d do now Roland Head owns shares of Centrica. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Roland Head | Saturday, 4th April, 2020 | More on: CNA
Alan Oscroft owns shares of Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Lloyds (LSE: LLOY) has suffered more than most FTSE 100 stocks in the past few years. The bank’s share price did pick up in November, more strongly than the index itself. That reduced my losses, but the shares have slowly drifted back down a bit. So far this year, Lloyds is down 1.5%.That’s not much of a fall. But since the last day of 2020, The Footsie itself is up 4.5%. So why isn’t Lloyds sharing the same modest optimism?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Part of it may be down to the remaining post-Brexit uncertainties having a negative effect on the banking sector. NatWest Group shares have fallen slightly further. Barclays shares are up a little, but still below the index.Though we did get a Brexit deal, it largely covers trade in goods. Services businesses didn’t get much of a look in. How they’ll be able to access the EU market remains to be hammered out. Still, since Lloyds has refocused on the UK market, I see little real effect from EU uncertainties. And I also see several reasons to be optimistic over the Lloyds share price in 2021.Lloyds share price recoveryThe November 2020 mini-recovery was welcome in the short term, and I think it tells us something about the long-term too. What I see there is pent-up demand. I reckon a lot of institutional investors want to get back into banking, and into Lloyds specifically. But I suspect they’re biding their time and waiting for the right moment.There’s another reason behind my optimism over the Lloyds share price in 2020. And that’s the dividend. Yes, I know there isn’t one after the PRA directed banks to withhold their payments during the Covid crisis. It was in fear of another banking meltdown. But that, thankfully, didn’t materialise. And the prohibition has now been lifted.So will the Lloyds dividend make a comeback in 2021? And, if so, how big is it likely to be? I agree with several of my fellow Motley Fool writers that a reinstatement is likely. But at what level is harder to guess. The 2019 final dividend fell victim to the PRA’s halt. But the total dividend for the year to December 2018 would yield a massive 9% on the current Lloyds share price.A boost from dividends?I don’t expect to see that much cash this year, probably not even close. In fact, I suspect Lloyds will approach its return to paying dividends with caution, just as it did when emerging from the financial crisis. When will we know? Pure speculation again, but I can see Lloyds being circumspect in the early months of the year.If there is an interim dividend, I’ll be surprised it’s anything more than a token. And even a final dividend is, I think, likely to be relatively small. But I can see a dividend, even a modest one, restoring some confidence in the bank’s long-term outlook and providing a boost for the Lloyds share price.Lloyds is the holding I’m most likely to top up in 2021. Image source: Getty Images Lloyds share price: dividend prospects make me want to top up in 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Remington Court / HyBrid ArchitectureSave this projectSaveRemington Court / HyBrid Architecture Save this picture!© Lara Swimmer+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/35108/remington-court-hybrid-architecture Clipboard CopyApartments•Seattle, United States Apartments CopyAbout this officeHyBrid ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSeattleHousingUnited StatesPublished on October 30, 2009Cite: “Remington Court / HyBrid Architecture” 30 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/453666/9×9-experimental-house-studio-archiholic Clipboard CopyHouses•South Korea “COPY” 9X9 Experimental House / YounghanChung Architects Year: Projects Area: 93 m² Area: 93 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project South Korea ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/453666/9×9-experimental-house-studio-archiholic Clipboard photographs: Kim JaekyeongPhotographs: Kim JaekyeongSave this picture!© Kim JaekyeongText description provided by the architects. Long ago, in his Building, Dwelling, Thinking; Martin Heidegger used a few buildings to discuss their relationships with dwelling.Save this picture!© Kim Jaekyeong”These buildings house man. He inhabits them and yet does not dwell in them, when to dwell means merely that we take shelter in them. In today’s housing shortage even this much is reassuring and to the good; residential buildings do indeed provide shelter; today’s houses may even be well planned, easy to keep, attractively cheap, open to air, light, and sun, but do the houses in themselves hold any guarantee that dwelling occurs in them?”Save this picture!DiagramThis project began with the following two questions. Can we really achieve any residentiality in the conventionalized universal space for residence? And as for the program that provides a seventy-year-old female painter with residence and work space, what is dwelling as a small place where to spend the last one’s lifeSave this picture!© Kim JaekyeongThis project deals with the first experimental housing that can have another type of universality through new interpretation of area, furniture, and boundary in an existing residential space. The first area of dwelling is defined by furniture. Specifically, the function if furniture defines area, the space where a sofa and TV are placed is defined as the living room and the space where a dining table and kitchen furniture is determined as the kitchen, while the space with a toilet and a wash basin is marked as the bathroom and the space with a bed serves as a bedroom. Save this picture!© Kim JaekyeongBreaking out of this set of pre-defined areas, I have made sure that a user can take an active role in defining areas by means of Furniture corridor. Here, the furniture corridor with 600 to 800mm furniture is a device designed for storage with minimum functions, and it accommodates in the residence furniture, hygiene, electricity, facilities, ventilation, cooling and heating systems. The furniture corridor in the 6×6 House ( another experimental housing project ) adds vertical expansion to storage functions to include stairs, pet dog, and landscape. The areas that are adjacent to the device is to be defined by the function of the furniture when it is used with the opening and closing of the sliding door and moving wall installed in the furniture corridor, and when not in use, it serves as a variable area that can be converted to some other area. Second, Boundary in dwelling marks out furniture-defined areas with physical walls to secure traditional privacy and characteristically has a clear division in the outdoor garden between outside and inside. Save this picture!© Kim JaekyeongYet, begun as a strict geometric configuration of the boundary ( the architectural archetype ), the 9 meters by 9 meters is in fact intended to conduce to deconstruction of the boundary between inside and outside through the porous composed solely of the two sizes of 1.8 x1.8m and 1.2 x1.2m. Previously, through a 1.8 x1.8m porous structure applied to the facade of some other project as “POROSCAPE”, we tried ‘transparency through the porous’. For surrounding outdoor environment, as a borrowed landscape merges with the garden of the inner courtyard, the physical exterior wall as a 9×9 geometric delimitation of the area undergoes gradual dissolution, thereby bringing residents in contact with some primitive scene of dwelling in nature. The dissolution of some other inside-outside boundary transpires in the area composed of glass wall between the furniture corridor and inner courtyard. Save this picture!© Kim JaekyeongThe glass wall keeps in contact with outside phenomena while zigzagging along the inner courtyard. As for the outside garden situated between the inner and outside areas, the boundary between inside and outside blurs, while light comes in through the 1.2 x 1.2m porous installed on the ceiling slab and advances further inside to drape shadows for the invisible border wall, or with rain or snow.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessTrattner Scharfetter Residence / LP ArchitekturSelected ProjectsHouse in the Hills / ArchitectareSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Kim Jaekyeong+ 30 Share 2013 2013 Year: Houses Photographs 9X9 Experimental House / YounghanChung ArchitectsSave this projectSave9X9 Experimental House / YounghanChung Architects Architects: YounghanChung Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeYounghanChung ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSouth KoreaPublished on December 03, 2013Cite: “9X9 Experimental House / YounghanChung Architects” 03 Dec 2013. 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Photographs “COPY” Projects Architects: Felipe Hess Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil Casa Lara / Felipe Hess ArquitetosSave this projectSaveCasa Lara / Felipe Hess Arquitetos Photographs: Ricardo BassettiBuilder:Potentia EngenhariaEngineer:Marcelo RibeiroWooden Cabinetry:MarvelarWindows:A&E BrasilLandscaping:Rodrigo OliveiraLighting:Companhia de IluminaçãoSite Area:410 sqmArchitect In Charge:Felipe Hess, Federico ConcilioCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ricardo BassettiRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. About: taking advantage from the local construction laws, which allow to build up to the side borders of the plot, the architects designed two gardens, one in the front and one on the back of the house. The entrance happens through a flourishing tropical garden hiding the actual house and giving access straight to the integrated living-dining room, which opens on the back garden too.Save this picture!© Ricardo BassettiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ricardo BassettiThe upper block, which accommodates three complete suites, uses the whole width of the plot and opens on both gardens. It leans on the border walls and on two ground floor volumes, which organize all the service facilities: the stone box hosts the laundry, the kitchen and deposits, while the metallic one, on the back, contains the social lavatory and an equipment storage for the garden and swimming pool. Behind the pool, a high wall hides the steam room as well as the vestiaries.Save this picture!© Ricardo BassettiSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ricardo BassettiThe façade texture is given by the variation of the wooden slats: the horizontals, regular and fixed hides the bathrooms, giving privacy and yet view on the surrounding trees, while the verticals seals the rooms with irregular openings and different boards ‘sizes. This solution allows natural lighting and ventilation to all rooms, without losing discretion.Save this picture!© Ricardo BassettiOn the top floor, a curtain box crowns the volume, hosting the water tanks and the barbecue. All around it, a wide solarium terrace with a 360 view on the city.Save this picture!© Ricardo BassettiProject gallerySee allShow lessJeanne Gang to Expand New York’s American Museum of Natural HistoryArchitecture NewsAt Crystal Bridges Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House Reframes Archit…Articles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776318/casa-lara-felipe-hess Clipboard Houses “COPY” Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776318/casa-lara-felipe-hess Clipboard ArchDaily Casa Lara / Felipe Hess Arquitetos 2015 CopyAbout this officeFelipe Hess ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSao PauloSão PauloBrazilPublished on November 05, 2015Cite: “Casa Lara / Felipe Hess Arquitetos” 05 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe The Rotary Club of Pasadena Community Grants co-chairs Sheryl Guerrero and Deborah Lewis announced Friday the 2021 Pasadena Rotary Club’s Community Grants application is now online.Since 2004, the Rotary Club of Pasadena has issued more than 370 grants totaling $703,659.00 to over 140 organizations. The grant awards in Pasadena Rotary Centennial 2020 year totaled $62,000.00 to 14 organizations in health programs.This year the committee will also consider applications from nonprofit organizations that serve residents in the Pasadena area in arts or culture.This focus will be on providing financial support to address organizational needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Grants will range from $2,000 to $6,000. The full application packets must be submitted by Wednesday, February 10, 2021 by 5:00 pm.Grant Application and Guidelines may be accessed at www.PasadenaRotary.com – Helping Our Community – Community Grants or directly at https://pasadenarotary.com/community-grants/Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. It is comprised of 1.2 million members working in more than 35,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographic regions providing over 16 million volunteer hours each year.Rotary Club of Pasadena celebrated its Centennial year in 2020 and raised over $180,000 at the Centennial Ball. For our Centennial Project, we donated $75,000 to the Union Station Homeless Services to renovate their kitchen. We have over 200 members that meet weekly at the University Club Pasadena with amazing, dedicated members contributing to the well-being and growth of the community, region, and world. In today’s Pandemic era, the club still meets weekly via zoom and continues its dedicated service in a new creative manner to the Pasadena community.Current Committees Include: Fight to Erase Polio, Adopt-A-Meal; Bikes for Christmas; Community Grants; International Projects; Done In A Day; Shop with a Cop; Human Trafficking Awareness; Business Alliance; Rotary Readers; Program and Teachers of Excellence to name a few as well as resourceful social events. Pasadena is the oldest and largest Rotary Club in the San Gabriel Valley and is part of District 5300 under the leadership of District Governor Greg Jones. Due to the Pandemic, the Pasadena Rotary Club currently meets weekly via Zoom and the public is welcome to hear our dynamic speakers. www.pasadenarotary.com. Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Community News Non-Profits News Rotary Club of Pasadena Opens Applications for Community Grants in Arts and Culture Deadline to Submit: February 10, 2021 STAFF REPORT Published on Friday, January 8, 2021 | 3:31 pm Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff 180 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it
NewsLocal News324 patients without beds at MWRHBy admin – November 3, 2011 522 THERE were 324 people left on trolleys in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle over a 17 day period last month – and those were just weekdays.The trolley watch figures – which record how many people are on trolleys in the country’s hospitals on a daily basis,Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up – showed that on one day, October 4, there were 35 people who could not get beds in the Midwest Regional. On 15 of the 17 days recorded, numbers left waiting for a bed went into double figures.The figures are compiled by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), and are only recorded on weekdays, although the union is planning to start recording weekend figures shortly to show the full extent of the problem.INMO industrial relations officer, Mary Fogarty, told the Limerick Post that the figures show some of the difficulties which the union has been trying to highlight through recent half-days of stoppages.And the problems will only get worse as the winter brings its own casualties, as respiratory infections and injuries from falls multiply, she warned.“We know what’s coming. There are 25 beds closed in the Mid-West Regional Hospital and 25 more in St John’s. Unless the recruitment ban is lifted, those beds are likely to remain closed,” she warned.The situation at the emergency department of the hospital has been the subject of protest stoppages and talks under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission. The INMO and SIPTU suspended all industrial action two weeks ago to allow the HSE examine what can be done. Unions are due to be briefed this week on what progress is being made.“There are lots of day procedures that could go to Ennis and to Nenagh to free up beds. We have suggested that, as has the minister’s special delivery unit. But we think the HSE and the Department are bracing themselves for what they said would not happen, namely that the numbers of people on trolleys in the Regional last year would be exceeded,” Ms Fogarty added. In a statement on the numbers, HSE Mid West area, manager, Bernard Gloster, said that adding up the activity in any part of a busy hospital over that period would result in a large figure.“A more appropriate refelection of the figures would be to take Wednesday, one of our busiest days, this week. At 8 am, we had 25 patients waiting to go to wards in the ED. At 2 pm, we had 13, of which six were waiting under six hours, six were between 12 and 24 hours and one over 24 hours. These are not desirable levels by any means but they are a more fair reflection than simply taking 17 days in a month on aggregate,” he said.Mr Gloster concluded that members of the public can help by not making the emergency department the first port of call when consulting a GP may be enough. Linkedin Facebook Email Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Print Previous articlePay for waste collection – or else, warns councilNext articlePrivate takeover of MWRH strongly opposed admin
Share Save Could Jobs Report Delay Decrease of Interest Rates? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Could Jobs Report Delay Decrease of Interest Rates? The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The prospects that the Fed will slash interest rates later this month took a hit after the June jobs report from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics revealed the economy added 224,000 jobs, the most since January. “After May’s weaker jobs data, which was revised even lower today, the June report takes on new importance as a sign of whether the May data was a one-month blip or the start of a new weaker trend,” said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for realtor.com. “The 224,000 jobs added in June are a strong bounce back and will likely make the Fed less inclined toward rate cuts later this month, especially as the unemployment rate still hovers near 50-year lows at 3.7%.” The unemployment rate of 3.7% is marginally higher than what was reported in May, and the number of unemployed people came in a 6 million. Data also found the labor force participation rate came in at 62.9%, which is marginally higher than May’s 62.8%. Unemployment rates for African Americans dropped from May’s 6.2% to 6% in June, and a year-over-year decrease from 6.5% in June 2018. Average weekly earnings grew slightly to $959.76 in June from $957.70 in May. Employment in professional and business services saw the biggest increase, adding 51,000 jobs in June. Health care added 35,000 jobs in June, and transportation and warehousing added 24,000 jobs. While the June report exceeded expectations, a report by Bloomberg states these numbers could cause the Fed to take a second look at cutting interest rates. “This morning’s (July 5) robust jobs report should ease some of the pressure that the Fed faces to cut rates at the upcoming July FOMC meeting,” said Doug Duncan, Chief Economist at Fannie Mae. “The report showed non-farm payrolls increasing by 224,000 in June, outweighing small downward revisions to the prior two months and indicating that the labor market remains a strength of the economy. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Tagged with: Fed Interest rates Jobs Report Previous: The Week Ahead: Fed Chair in the Spotlight Next: Innovative Funding Models: A New Approach to Urban Blight About Author: Mike Albanese Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe July 5, 2019 1,114 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Fed Interest rates Jobs Report 2019-07-05 Mike Albanese