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Over the last few decades, inflation has been steady and rampant incline. Inflation is the rate of increase in prices over a given period. The current cost of living for a single person in the United States is $38,266 per year. Yet, in 2002, the cost of living was around $27,924 per year. This is a notable jump over the last 20 years. To add to this, the cost to attend college has increased by 169% spanning from 1980 to 2019. One of the steady indicators of economic conditions has been the automotive industry. Specifically, in the piece, the status of the used car industry will be highlighted.

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With many of the day-to-day costs worldwide continuing to surge, new measures are being taken to help lessen the amount of money spent by the average citizen. On Wednesday, March 30th, President Biden of the United States announced his pending plan to spend $3.16 billion on adding new components to hundreds of thousands of homes in low-income areas to make them more energy-efficient. This new plan was possible because of Biden’s $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill signed into law in 2021. Around 450,000 new homes will be retrofitted because of the newly acquired budget. This amount of homes is a major increase over the previous amount, around 38,000. The new additions and renovations will involve electrification, heat pumps, LED lighting, insulation, and sealing up leaks. These upgrades will help make homes more energy-efficient and help cut down on monthly energy bills and gas emissions.

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The Super Bowl has been one of the most lucrative earning events each year making this year's game no different. For years it has brought in major profits through media coverage, ad revenue, and ticket sales. The extravagant Super Bowl LVI featured the Los Angeles Rams battling with the Cincinnati Bengals leading to a 23-20 victory in favor of the Rams. On top of the nail-biting game, was the all-time great halftime performance by artists Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, and 50 Cent.

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Travel has been a delicacy over the past few years. Due to the ongoing pandemic, many previous flyers have been less frequent with their travel. With the recent merger of two major airlines, the world of traveling is in for a major change. The Spirit Airlines franchise and Frontier Airline franchise completed their merger over the weekend. The two franchises have been hit hard by the pandemic, and the merger can help with their recovery. These airlines have been major players in the low-cost flight industry in the United States and Latin America, including Puerto Rico, Mexico, Jamaica, and El Salvador. This move will help them grow and move past the pandemic. The union between Spirit and Frontier is expected to create enhanced values for shareholders of both airline industries and allow the companies to better compete with rival airlines.

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Space has become a more useful commodity than ever throughout the past few years. The pandemic forced many to seek out space and shelter as we were forced into isolation. In the UK, the true effects of the pandemic were unleashed amongst the country's housing market. Buyers pursued new houses during the lockdown and made the most of their free time. The demand for houses began to surmount the amount that we're able to be built and supplied. Due to this, the United Kingdom’s house prices rose an astonishing 9.8% last year leaving customers satisfied with places to live.

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Over the course of a lifetime, career changes happen. People resigning from or changing careers is normal in moderation. However, employees quitting their jobs in bulk is not a normal occurrence in the workforce. In September, a record high of 4.4 million people, or 3% of workers, quit their jobs and with the holiday season approaching, this causes a major hassle for businesses. Employers are having to take drastic measures to make up for the lost employees. On top of this, roughly 34.4 million workers have quit their jobs this year.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the amount of available jobs across the nation. Unemployment benefits offered during these hard times have also played a significant role in stealing workers away from their companies. The car service industry is among these careers being negatively impacted. Many people working for Uber or Lyft were forced to retire for the time being due to lack of work. Despite the world beginning to open back up, these former workers have not been returning back to work. On the other hand, with the world opening back up, more and more people have been taking advantage of this and beginning to return back to living a normal life. Companies such as Uber and Lyft expected their workers to return once unemployment benefits halted, however that was not the case. As a result, current drivers are making more money while customers pay higher fare rates.

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Since the beginning of Bitcoin in 2009, the implementation of the cryptocurrency has been very apparent to the public. The new form of currency has established itself as a popular and viable source of currency across the world because of its autonomy and convenient nature. Different forms of cryptocurrency were invented to serve as an alternative source of currency.

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Since the year 2015, the percentage of Americans who watch television via cable or satellite has dropped from 76% to 56%. This recent drop in cable users can be directly related to the rise in popularity of streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. It is believed that dating back to 2020, about 25 million United States households are expected to cancel their television subscriptions. To add to this, since 2012, 25 million families have already abandoned their television subscriptions. This rapid decline in subscription holders is expected to continue unless a new solution is produced.

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With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic still looming, the Tokyo Olympics were forced to make many changes to the formatting of the historic event. These changes in turn affected the revenue. The most controversial change that had to take place was the halt of fan attendance. Since the first Olympic Games which first took place on April 6, 1896, the events have always had fans in attendance. However, to maintain the safety of its attendees Japan had to make the financially critical decision.