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Boston to launch curbside food waste collection in August

Boston to launch curbside food waste collection in August Boston will soon pick up food-only waste curbside, along with trash and recycling, for residents interested in composting their food scraps. Food waste accounts for one-third of Boston’s waste stream, according to Boston chief of streets Jascha Franklin-Hodge, and it’s the country’s largest single landfill material

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Annual Home Price Gains Stayed High In August

Annual Home Price Gains Stayed High In August The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index reported a 19.8% annual gain for August, 2021, basically the same as the previous  month.  Their 10-City Composite annual increase came in at 18.6% and their 20-City Composite posted a 19.7% year-over-year gain – both down from the

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Housing Starts Jump 3.9% in August

Housing Starts Jump 3.9% in August The U.S. government is reporting that privately‐owned housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,615,000, which is 3.9% higher than July’s revised number.  In addition, this figure is 17.4% higher than one year ago.  August’s rate for units in buildings with five units or

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Consumer Price Index Up 0.3% in August

Consumer Price Index Up 0.3% in August The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was 0.3% in August, 2021.  Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.3% before seasonal adjustment. Click here to read the full release at the Bureau of

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Local Market Monitor’s National Economic Outlook for August 2021

Local Market Monitor’s National Economic Outlook for August 2021 Local Market Monitor, a National REIA preferred vendor, recently released their monthly National Economic Outlook where they share their thoughts on developments taking place in the U.S. economy. National Economic Outlook By Ingo Winzer August, 2021 The economy continues to improve but apparently not fast enough

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