4714 Outlook

Economic Outlook: November 19, 2021

Nov 18, 2021  | Ep4714

The House of Representatives approved the $1 trillion Build Back Better bill on Friday. The second of two high cost measures passed in as many weeks. The bill adds the social and environmental pieces to the current legislative puzzle.-- 

The longest labor strike for Deere and Company since 1986 ended this week with the approval of a new contract.

Retailers are looking to extend the holiday shopping season and customers are responding. Retail sales jumped 1.7 percent in October.

The Rural Mainstreet index from Creighton University rose in November to 67.1, the twelfth consecutive month above growth neutral.  

The price for a barrel of West Texas Intermediate Crude oil dropped to its lowest level since the end of September. --

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