News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances.
This week’s reads include:
A parallel survey of executives found that 68% believe workers should be in the office at least three days a week to maintain company culture, and 65% believe the office is "very important" to increasing employee productivity.
US spending package forecast to add 1 percentage point to world’s economic growth this year.
OECD revised their forecast for US GDP up to 6.5% vs 3.2% in November 2020.
Inspired by pandemic lessons that kept customers in cars, chains are adding more lanes and curbside pickup, improving apps and testing menu boards that use artificial intelligence.
Over the past month, ‘Hi, Mom’ and ‘Detective Chinatown 3’ have set major box office records in China, outpacing even ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ The boom may be a sign of things to come stateside.
Prices excluding gas and energy are essentially flat so far this year, but economists expect pandemic-related government aid, vaccinations to drive short-term inflation increase
Bonus: Bird migration forecast maps
Bird migration forecast maps show predicted nocturnal migration 3 hours after local sunset and are updated every 6 hours. Colorado State University and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology currently produce these forecasts.