News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances.
This week’s reads include:
A rising dollar can put a dent in sales and earnings for some companies or boost business for others
Reduced global demand may offset any supply cut by OPEC and its allies.
Nationally, deals fell through on 15.2% of homes that went under contract in August
No galas. No naming rights for bigwig donors. The new Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco is retooling the museum model into something “not-too-precious.”
Spirit Halloween has 1,450 pop-up shops and makes all its money in only 2 months.
Here’s a little mystery for you: there are multiple reports of a mysterious voice grunting, moaning, and groaning on American Airlines’ in-flight announcement systems, sometimes lasting the duration of the flight — and nobody knows who’s responsible or how they did it.