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>>Rent Is Falling America For The First Time In Years

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Rent is declining in the U.S. for the first time in three years. Economists say cooling inflation and a strong job market is the reason for the decline. The wave of "pandemic pricing" made rent soar and would-be homeowners remained renters because they were priced out of buying a home. Economists say rents are expected to decline through the remainder of this year and into next year. It may take some time for this cooling to be reflected because of how infrequently the data is collected.

 

>>SAG-AFTRA & AMPTP Talks Reportedly Going Well

(Los Angeles, CA) -- The leaders of Hollywood's biggest entertainment union believe progress is being made in contract negotiations with the major studios. In a video message posted online Saturday -- SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher and Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland announced talks between their union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers are going well. Negotiations between the guild and the A-M-P-T-P got underway June 7th and are being monitored closely in light of the Writers Guild of America strike that's now approaching two months.

 

>>Strike Underway At Spirit AeroSystems

(Wichita, KS) -- A strike is underway at Kansas-based Spirit AeroSystems. The strike began on Saturday after members of the International Machinists and Aerospace Workers union turned down a contract offer from the company. The contract proposal contained a 16-percent pay raise over four years that could have increased to 34-percent with other factors. Union workers spent the weekend picketing outside Spirit's Wichita facility.

 

>>News Zillow Study Shows Dark Gray Interiors Sell More

(Seattle, WA) -- A study says dark, dusky gray interiors add can add 25-hundred bucks to the value price of homes. Zillow surveyed more than four thousand prospective homebuyers across the U.S. and asked them about their color preferences. Charcoal gray scored the highest in the study because buyers are embracing moody and dramatic tones. Zillow also said a white kitchen can lower a home sale price by more than 600-dollars.

 

>>Spidey Returns To Number One Spot

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is back on top of the North American box office charts. "Spider-Man -- Across the Spider-Verse" is this weekend's top film after earning just over 19-million-dollars at theaters across the U.S. and Canada. In second place is Pixar's "Elemental" with nearly 18-and-a-half-million-bucks. Coming in third is "The Flash" followed by the Jennifer Lawrence sex comedy "No Hard Feelings." Rounding out the top five is "Transformers -- Rise of the Beasts." Disney's "The Little Mermaid" fell this week to seventh place.

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