Quotes With Your Coffee #5

The construction of new manufacturing facilities in the US has soared 116% over the past year, dwarfing the 10% gain on all building projects combined, according to Dodge Construction Network.

Bloomberg News, July 6, 2022

The Duke of Windsor had a life-long hobby collecting “tiny and toys and momentos.” His secretary, Dina Hood wrote:

Many of the little figures were amusing; some were rather touching, like the little set of doll’s house furniture in black and gold, which included a grandfather clock…There was a tiny toy tea service on a tray, miniature table with cocktail shaker and glasses on it, and minute bookcase full of books. One shelf was entirely devoted to toy animals: a dog in a kennel and a dog in a chair, two funny little pigs, a small white frog and a tiny green hedgehog with pink quills.


This (Minions: The Rise of Gru) is the latest in a string of successes for Universal’s family releases, including “Sing 2” and “The Bad Guys,” AP notes. So “Minions” is further proof families are willing to go back to the movies.

Axios, July 6, 2022

An indicator of US supply-chain pressure fell to the lowest level in two years, as a sharp drop in transportation costs underscores the slowdown in the nation’s economy heading into the second half of year. The Logistics Managers’ Index declined to 65 in June, the third straight.

Bloomberg News, July 6, 2022

North American spot-trucking market relative demand decreased 9.7% sequentially in the week ended July 1, based on Truckstop.com’s Market Demand Index as available trucks jumped almost 20%, outstripping the increase in available loads.

Bloomberg News, July 6, 2022

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