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C19 Open Discussion Week 52b

From NJ Spotlight: NJ’s housing market is booming. How long will that last? The pandemic brought with it a number of unexpected economic surprises, among them a booming housing market in much of New Jersey, with low inventory and intense … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 52

Wow. From the NYT: F.D.A. Clears Johnson & Johnson’s Shot, the Third Vaccine for U.S.  The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, beginning the rollout of millions of doses of … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 51c

From ABC News: U.S. home prices rise 10.1% in December, fastest since 2014 U.S. home prices surged at the fastest pace in nearly seven years in December, fueled by low mortgage rates and Americans moving from crowded urban areas to … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 51

From Barrons: Four Things to Know About the Housing Market in 2021 Last year was an exceptional one for the housing market, which boomed in the second half. The National Association of Realtors’ January existing-home-sales data show the continuation of some … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 50c

From CBS: Biden extends foreclosure ban for federally backed mortgages until June 30 President Joe Biden is extending a ban on housing foreclosures to June 30 to help homeowners struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The moratorium on foreclosures of federally guaranteed … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 50b

From the Star Ledger: Finding a summer rental at the Jersey Shore might be harder than ever this year  If you’re thinking about renting a house at the Jersey Shore this summer, brokers have one piece of advice for you: … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 50

Real Estate, Liquor, and the Grim Reaper … Damn I’m good. Pandemic Tax Windfall for NJ: Receipts from House Sales and Liquor Boost State Revenues At first the coronavirus pandemic slowed New Jersey’s real estate market, but a huge rebound … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 49b

From the Star Ledger: N.J. hotline tells callers they can’t book a COVID vaccine appointment over the phone, residents say  You can’t book an appointment. That’s what some callers say they are being told when they call the state’s vaccine hotline, even … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 49

From the Star Ledger: 600 to lose jobs when N.J. Nabisco plant closes by end of summer As many as 600 people could lose their jobs late this summer when the Nabisco plant in Fair Lawn closes, the borough’s mayor and … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 48c

From the NY Times: Covid-19: Third U.S. Vaccine Moves Closer as Johnson & Johnson Seeks F.D.A. Green Light Age and gender are complicating vaccine skepticism among Black Americans. Health experts warned Super Bowl fans to keep up their guard. Wisconsin … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 48b

From Eyewitness News: Nj residents want answers after not receiving unemployment benefits for weeks Tens of thousands of people in New Jersey are still waiting for unemployment benefits — more than a month after they should have been paid out. … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 48

From Marketplace: Are we in a housing bubble?  Pending homes sales continued falling in December, the National Association of Realtors said Friday. Sales of existing homes that are under contract but haven’t closed dipped 0.3% from the previous month, the fourth … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 47b

From the Star Ledger: N.J. teachers ‘next up to bat’ for COVID vaccine eligibility, Murphy says. He hasn’t said when. New Jersey teachers are “next up to bat” to receive a vaccination for the coronavirus when eligibility expands, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday. But … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 47

From ROI-NJ: Is it time to reconsider regional reopening plan? New Jersey Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Bracken said he had little hope when his organization approached Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration about a regional reopening plan last summer. His inclination proved … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 46c

From NJ Insider: NJDOL: State Unemployment Rate At 7.6% Preliminary estimates produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that total nonfarm wage and salary employment in New Jersey decreased in December by 7,700 to reach a seasonally adjusted … Continue reading

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