REBNY data shows healthy office occupancy, nearing pre-pandemic levels

Never mind the predictions of foreclosures and ruin: The New York Association of Realtors’ latest office building “visit” analysis paints a less bleak picture of the endlessly discussed and debated commercial real estate market. Attendance at Manhattan offices continues to recover slowly as more companies have encouraged employees to return to their desks over the […]

Pregnancy-related deaths back down to pre-pandemic levels, CDC data says

Pregnancy-related deaths in the United States have returned to pre-pandemic levels, new government data suggests. About 680 women died during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth last year, according to preliminary data from the CDC. This is down from 817 deaths in 2022 and 1,205 in 2021, which were the highest levels in more than […]

Crime on college campuses reverts to pre-pandemic levels as students fear for safety

At least three female students at Arizona State University were allegedly sexually assaulted by a “stranger” in a 30-minute period in a public area of ​​the Tempe campus. The university described the incident as an “isolated incident” in a statement to Fox News Digital on April 11, but said it was an isolated incident for […]

Marriage rate returns to pre-pandemic high: CDC

Marriage rates have returned to pre-pandemic highs in 2022, after a year of pandemic lockdowns put many engagements on hold, according to new government data. by National Center for Health Statistics According to the NCHS, a division of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there will be a total of 2,065,905 marriages […]

YTD Box Office down Nearly 50% from Pre-Pandemic Levels

Compared to the same dates in 2020 (last January and February before the pandemic), box office revenue in 2024 is down nearly 50 percent. “Through the first three days of President’s Day weekend, the box office revenue for films that were widely released in theaters was $764.1 million, down 15% from the same period last […]

Credit card delinquency soars above pre-pandemic level amid high interest rates, inflation

Credit card delinquencies have surpassed pre-pandemic levels and are approaching highs not seen in more than a decade as high interest rates make it harder for shoppers struggling with inflation. Credit card balances exceeded $5 trillion for the first time last November, and all stages of credit card delinquency (30-day, 60-day, and 90-day delinquency) were […]

Passport processing times back at pre-pandemic norm: State Department

The State Department announced Monday that passport processing times are back to pre-pandemic standards, following months of criticism over backlogs and long wait times. As of Monday, passport applications are processed within six to eight weeks for regular service and two to three weeks for emergency service, according to the Department of State in March […]

US spent $4.5 trillion on health care last year, a return to pre-pandemic levels

The U.S. spent $4.5 trillion on health care in 2022, according to federal figures, a sign the country is settling back into pre-pandemic rates. Health spending rose 4.1% in 2022, according to data released late Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The US spent an average of $13,493 per person on […]

Small business owners’ confidence nearing pre-pandemic high

Confidence among small business owners is nearing pre-pandemic highs, according to a new survey. Recent MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index reached post-pandemic high., reported an index score of 69.2 in its third quarter survey results. This score is up from 63.1 recorded in the second quarter and shows small business owners […]

Quits rate falls to pre-pandemic levels as job market shows signs of cooling

The U.S. job turnover rate dropped to pre-pandemic levels in July, the latest sign that the so-called “great retirement” is fading and the job market is cooling. More than 3.5 million active Americans, or about 2.3 percent, left their jobs last month, according to the Jobs and Turnover Survey (JOLTS) released Tuesday by the Bureau […]