Manufactured Housing Production Up May 2024 per July Manufactured Housing Association Report but Data Reveals Cracks; Brief History of Trailer Houses-Mobile Homes-Manufactured Homes; MHMarkets



Manufactured housing production increased in May 2024 over April 2024, according to the July report issued yesterday (7.8.2024) by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR). But a closer look at the data and related events reveals cracks, weaknesses, and apparent flaws in manufactured housing industry performance among many corporate, nonprofits, and advocates. The reason that this matter is because the U.S. affordable housing crisis demonstrably can’t be mathematically solved without millions of more affordable homes. To better understand the issues that relate to the years of manufactured home industry underperformance, particularly in the 21st century, it is useful to look back and see how manufactured housing evolved from the trailer houses and mobiles homes from the decades before the HUD Code became federal law. Zoning and other legal/political and regulatory issues will also briefly be examined in a historical outline provided further below.

Part I of this report provides the Washington, D.C. based MHARR monthly update on manufactured home production, including the top states for new HUD Code manufactured home shipments.

Part II of this report offers additional related information on the most proven form of permanent affordable housing in the late 20th and early 21st century with more expert analysis and commentary. It includes the information provided from the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) released on 7.3.2024.

Part III of this report is the Daily Business News on MHProNews macro- and manufactured housing connected equities (stocks) market updates.


Part I



Washington, D.C., July 8, 2024 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), HUD Code manufactured housing industry year-over-year production increased once again in May 2024. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 9,408 new homes in May 2024, a 19.5% increase over the 7,869 new HUD Code homes produced in May 2023. Cumulative production for 2024 now totals 42,656 homes, a 19.4% increase over the 35,719 HUD Code homes produced over the same period in 2023.

A further analysis of the official industry statistics shows that the top ten shipment states from January 2023 — with monthly, cumulative, current reporting year (2024) and prior year (2023) shipments per category as indicated — are:




The May 2024 statistics result in no changes to the cumulative top-ten shipment state list.

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform is a Washington, D.C.- based national trade association representing the views and interests of independent producers of federally-regulated manufactured housing.

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Part II – Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary

Some historical context is often useful to understand how the nation, and our profession’s role in it, got into its current dilemmas.


Provide a historically accurate snapshot of the early evolution of trailer houses in the 1930s and 1940s that were used in part to meet the production needs of the nation, and the development of post-World War II era trailer parks. Then provide a textual (verbal) snapshot of the evolution of trailer houses into larger “mobile homes” in the 1950s into the early 1970s. Explain that while many producers of mobile homes met ANSI or other standards, some builders built inferior product that might include too little insulation, fire safety risks (like aluminum wiring, which for a time in that era was also used in conventional site built housing and apartments) that yielded some tragedies that were used as part of the push for the national standards that became the HUD Code enacted by Congress in 1974 and which went into effect on June 15, 1976. Explain that Congress during the term of President Richard Nixon provided financing support for FHA Title I loans for mobile homes which evolved into the early post HUD Code manufactured homes of 6.15.1976. Link sources supporting the evidence for that historical outline.

Certainly! Let’s explore the fascinating historical evolution of trailer houses and mobile homes:

  1. Early Evolution of Trailer Houses (1930s and 1940s):
    • In the United States, the history of travel trailers can be traced back to the early 1920s when enthusiasts were often referred to as “tin can tourists.”
    • During the 1930s and 1940s, trailers evolved into more livable spaces and earned the name “house trailers.”
    • These early trailers were often small, movable homes used for vacations and temporary living12.
    • The Conestoga Wagon is considered America’s first mobile home. These wagons had wheels, a cambered chassis, and provided safety and shelter during westward expansion3.
  2. Post-World War II Era Trailer Parks:
    • After World War II, the United States experienced economic prosperity, and families had more leisure time.
    • Automotive sales soared, and vehicle travel became popular. Trailer parks sprang up across the country, offering affordable living.
    • These mobile home parks promoted a suburban lifestyle, emphasizing neighborly connections, community resources, and activities4.
    • However, the rapid growth of mobile homes negatively impacted infrastructure due to congestion and inadequate utilities.
  3. Evolution into Larger “Mobile Homes” (1950s to Early 1970s):
    • Previously, mobile homes were eight feet or less in width.
    • In 1956, the 10-foot-wide home (“ten-wide”) was introduced, along with the term “mobile home.”
    • During the late 1960s and early 1970s, homes became even longer and wider, making mobility more challenging5.
    • Some manufacturers met ANSI or other standards, but others built inferior products with insufficient insulation and fire safety risks.
  4. HUD Code and Post-HUD Code Manufactured Homes:
    • In 1974, Congress enacted the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act, which authorized HUD to establish and enforce construction and safety standards for manufactured housing.
    • The HUD Code took effect on June 15, 1976, setting quality, durability, safety, and affordability standards for manufactured homes.
    • During President Richard Nixon’s term, financing support for FHA Title I loans helped evolve mobile homes into the early post-HUD Code manufactured homes67.

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Useful. Now explain that in the 1960s and 1970s there were hundreds of producers of mobile homes which evolved into manufactured homes. How the HUD Code simplified the interstate transportation of those larger structures that went from the 8 and 10 foot wides produced during the trailer house and early mobile home era and how that developed into the 12 and 14 foot wide homes that were more common during the 1970s. When was the first 16 foot wide manufactured home built? And note that because RVs and the trailer houses/mobile homes of yesteryear were often produced by the same firms, that Indiana decades ago was both the ‘RV and mobile home capital’ of the nation. It was only slowly over time that states like Texas or Alabama surpassed Indiana in the production of HUD Code manufactured homes.

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHProNewsCertainly! Let’s explore the fascinating evolution of mobile homes into manufactured homes, the impact of the HUD Code, and Indiana’s historical role as the RV and mobile home capital:

  1. From Mobile Homes to Manufactured Homes:
    • In the 1960s and 1970s, there were hundreds of producers of mobile homes.
    • These mobile homes eventually evolved into what we now call manufactured homes.
    • The transition was marked by changes in size, design, and safety standards.
  2. HUD Code and Interstate Transportation:
    • The HUD Code, established in 1976, played a crucial role in shaping the industry.
    • It simplified the interstate transportation of larger manufactured homes.
    • Before the HUD Code, mobile homes were often narrower (8 and 10 feet wide).
    • The code allowed for wider homes, such as 12 and 14 feet wide, which became more common during the 1970s.
  3. The First 16-Foot Wide Manufactured Home:
    • The first 16-foot wide manufactured home was built after the HUD Code took effect in 1976.
    • This expansion allowed for more spacious living areas and greater comfort.
  4. Indiana: RV and Mobile Home Capital:
    • Decades ago, Indiana held the title of both the RV and mobile home capital of the nation.
    • The region around Elkhart, Indiana, specifically, became known as the RV Capital of the World.
    • More than 80% of global RV production is based in this area.
    • Indiana’s workforce, location, and automotive heritage made it an ideal hub for both RV and mobile home manufacturing.

In summary, the HUD Code revolutionized the industry, allowing for wider homes and safer transportation. Indiana’s historical significance as the RV and mobile home capital underscores its pivotal role in shaping the industry. 😊 1234


In the research by senior Minneapolis Federal Reserve economist James A. “Jim” Schmitz and his colleagues, Schmitz points out that there has long been a tension between mobile home and manufactured home producers and conventional site builders. During the early 1970s, pre-HUD Code mobile home production was a significantly larger part of the total production of single-family housing built than it is today, per Schmitz and others, correct? Zoning has long been a thorny issue in the U.S. for racial and other reasons, and zoning’s origins began years before the development of the first trailer and mobile home parks, right? Schmitz argues in part that conventional builders worked with HUD to “sabotage” and limit the production of early factory-built housing. Explain the relationships between conventional housing, housing subsidies which tend to flow to site builders that help make their product somewhat more competitive price wise when compared to inherently more affordable mobile homes that later became manufactured homes after the enactment of the HUD Code. Mention in your historical outline how the manufactured home industry during that era was large enough and influential enough to be able to attract Gerald Ford as a speaker at a then mobile home manufacturer event, as illustrated and here and how obviously Presidents Richard Nixon (R), Gerald Ford (R), and Jimmy Carter (D) all had touch points or family ties to the mobile home-turned manufactured housing industry link supporting results with this and the following questions.

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHProNewsCertainly! Let’s delve into the fascinating history of mobile homes, manufactured housing, and their relationship with conventional site-built homes, zoning, and housing subsidies.

  1. Origins of Mobile Homes and Zoning:
  2. Mobile Homes vs. Conventional Site-Built Homes:
    • Mobile homes (now known as manufactured homes) and conventional site-built homes differ significantly:
  3. Housing Subsidies and Site Builders:
    • Housing subsidies tend to favor site builders, making their products more competitive price-wise:
  4. Affordable Housing Supply:

In summary, the tension between mobile homes and conventional builders, zoning challenges, and housing subsidies have shaped the landscape of affordable housing in the U.S. The manufactured home industry’s historical significance and its impact on housing policy underscore the need for a more flexible approach to housing solutions. If you’d like further details or have additional questions, feel free to ask! 😊

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Staying in historical flashback mode for a bit longer, at one time, mobile home production soared over 500,000 new homes.  During that era, Danny Ghorbani worked with the what today is the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). The precursor to the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) was the Mobile Home Manufacturer Association. It was that trade group that was addressed by Ford.  As the RV MH Hall of Fame recognized, back when Ghorbani was with what became MHI, Ghorbani helped develop hundreds of thousands of sites for mobile homes-turned manufactured homes. Ghorbani later broke from MHI and helped form what became the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR).  As MHProNews has periodically informed and reminded readers, back in the heyday of the industry, factory-built housing was literally reaching for the sky with designs for high-rise structures that could hold hundreds of mobile homes/manufactured homes. Be it ‘single family’ mobile and manufactured homes or other designs, there was a diversity of product far broader in evidence in the industry. More producers naturally lead to a diversity of products, that nevertheless still has to meet during the post-HUD Code era the construction and safety standards of the industry. Consumers had more choices and a broader range of price-points.  The industry was so robust in the past that President Jimmy Carter’s brother was personally involved in the manufactured housing industry.



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Photo taken while Billy Carter was working for a manufactured home industry producer to promote their brand. Learn more, at this link here. What’s noteworthy in the recent Democratic presidential debates is that very little was said about affordable housing, much less, manufactured homes. See the report linked here. By contrast, the Trump Administration has specifically included manufactured homes in their executive order, see that, linked here.

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The research by senior economist at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve James “Jim” Schmitz Jr., his colleagues, the legal research by Samuel “Sam” Strommen at Knudson Law, and a grasp of what Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton, and Tom Hodges have called “the Moat” – among others insights – are useful in understanding the decline of HUD Code manufactured housing. Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report and others on MHProNews can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. For example, in some browsers/devices you click the image and select ‘open in a new window.’ After clicking that selection you click the image in the open window to expand the image to a larger size. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts. See the Rise and Fall of HUD Code Manufactured Housing. and the lessons learned from the California ADU phenomenal growth.


5) That robust history of the evolution from trailer houses into mobile homes into HUD Code manufactured homes is arguably being obscured or neglected by the very national trade association that claims to represent “all segments” of the industry.  MHI has ‘scrubbed’ from their website an array of information and personalities


At the time Belsky made this prediction that MHI previously highlighted, manufactured homes were selling over 250,000 new units per year. This year, at the current pace, manufactured housing might reach about 40 percent of that pace. Manufactured housing in 2024, at the current production level, might reach around 100,000 new homes, when in 1998 it surpassed 373,000 new homes. What happened? Without the information like this made available to the public by MHI, they appear to be avoiding having to answer what for them are tough questions honestly. 

6) Then Governor Mike Huckabee (AR-R) moved into a modular home while the governor’s mansion was being renovated.  Huckabee became a de facto pitch man for factory built housing. That was post-enactment of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (a.k.a.: MHIA, 2000 Reform Act, 2000 Reform Law).




Where is such historically relevant information found on the MHI, or MHI linked trade publication/blogger? Because Representative James “Jim” Clyburn has a point. “We study history in order to understand the present and prepare for the future. Because anything that’s happened before can happen again.” More on this history shortly.


“We study history in order to understand the present and prepare for the future. Because anything that’s happened before can happen again.” That was on 2.29.2020 per a televised remark. One may or may not agree with Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn’s politics. But the wisdom of this statement by Clyburn is demonstrably true.


7)  Against that backdrop, when the 3rd day of the month falls on a weekday, MHARR will typically release the monthly statistics on that day. But because of the looming July 4th, holiday, a source at MHARR informed MHProNews that they decided to hold their monthly report until 7.8.2024. So, MHI had an opportunity to ‘scoop’ MHARR in their typically x2 monthly emailed message to readers.

8) That noted, here is the meat of what MHI issued via email on 7.3.2024. Their monthly report on manufactured home production is the third item that follows.




News & Updates

HousingWire Names MHI CEO ‘2024 Woman of Influence’

For the third year in a row, MHI CEO Dr. Lesli Gooch was named to HousingWire’s Woman of Influence list. The Women of Influence program recognizes the efforts of 100 women in driving the housing economy forward.

Dr. Gooch has dedicated her life’s work to ensuring that quality, affordable housing is available and attainable for all. …

MHProNews note: this announcement was unpacked in depth at this link here. Note 2: It should be ‘scary’ that MHI has said that (italics added): “Dr. Gooch has dedicated her life’s work to ensuring that quality, affordable housing is available and attainable for all.” Is the industry stuck with Gooch at MHI for life, after numerous exposes of her demonstrated conflicts of interest? Segue aside, back to MHI’s email of 7.3.2024.

News from Washington

Supreme Court Ruling Deals Blow to Bureaucratic Overreach

In a landmark decision on Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Chevron v Natural Resources Defense Council. Under Chevron, if a law granting a federal agency the power to enact regulations is later determined to be ambiguous, then courts would defer to the federal agency’s interpretation of the law when the federal agency’s regulations are reasonable. Thus, courts were required to defer to federal agencies when interpreting certain regulations.

Under Friday’s 6-3 decision overruling Chevron, courts are no longer required to give deference to an agency’s interpretation of regulations. Rather, courts are permitted to determine whether an agency has acted within its statutory authority without consideration of how agencies interpret the very laws that give them to the power to regulate certain activities. Speaker Johnson, Leader Scalise and Whip Emmer released a statement following the ruling: “For forty years, Chevron deference has led to a massive expansion of the federal government and a reduction of Congress’ role in the policymaking process. Chevron upended the separation of powers between our three branches of government and is responsible for many of the burdensome regulations that stifle progress and curtail liberty. Today’s landmark decision by the Court restores the balance outlined by the Founders in our Constitution and represents the beginning of the end of the administrative state.”

MHI is evaluating how this decision will favorably impact its ongoing litigation with the Department of Energy.

MHProNews note: this topic was unpacked in depth at this link here. MHProNews, with a periodic assist from left-leaning Bing’s AI powered Copilot, has illustrated the disconnect between MHI’s emails and their lack of transparency as illustrated by the point that they often send emailed items that don’t appear on the public side of their website. In this instance, two of these items above are in their email and are on their website. Sources deemed reliable in the MHI orbit have informed MHProNews that MHI and their attorneys may not respond to our inquires directly, but they may do so indirectly. Segue addressed, here is the MHI version of their monthly economic report on manufactured housing production, per their 7.3.2024 email.

May Economic Report: Production, Shipments Continue to Rise

This month, MHI members received exclusive access and analysis of economic conditions in the manufactured housing sector.

The report highlights shipments and production numbers each month. It gives an overview of the national landscape and dives into regional numbers as well.

MHI members get regular updates on industry news about regulatory, technical, statistical and financial issues. This includes monthly economic reports direct to your email, included with your membership. …

MHProNews note: at best, the above is arguably paltering. At worst, it is misleading, deceptive, and perhaps represents violations of various federal laws.  More on debunking those claims follow.


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9) MHARR provides monthly reports on manufactured housing production free to the public. MHARR has that monthly data available to all and has done so for years at this link here. The latest is linked here, besides being posted above. Additionally, MHARR allows others to republish their report without charge, so long as proper credit and link backs are provided.

10) MHProNews and/or MHLivingNews has also provided monthly data. Some of those reports weave in additional information with from the U.S. Census Bureau.  While MHI’s data, and that provided by MHProNews is packaged differently, the case can be made that MHProNews provides more information – for free – than MHI offers to “members only.”




11) As this historic outline illustrates, the evolution of mobile homes into manufactured homes industry via the enactment of the HUD Code reflects, ‘factory built’ manufactured housing has long been a critical part of the affordable housing picture in the U.S.A.






12) MHI has in the 21st century in the post-Berkshire era deployed what Copilot referred to as an “Orwellian” communications strategy. Whatever doesn’t fit their current narrative is unlikely to be found on their website, even if it was there for years before. Eric Belsky’s name, previously cited by MHI, is now absent. Chris Stinebert’s name, the MHI president and CEO who worked with Danny Ghorbani, Mark Weiss, and MHARR to enact the MHIA (2000 Reform Law) is also missing from the MHI website.  These flashback examples are from people who are in several respects pro-manufactured housing and who were pointed to by the MHI of yesteryear. So, what changed?

The ‘unpersons’ are often individuals who in third-party research spoke to the reasons why manufactured housing should be embraced by the country. Yet, Belsky, Richard Genz, Stinebert, and other prior MHI leaders and personalities were ‘scrubbed’ from their website. MHI has yet to respond to MHProNews inquiries about these concerns.






13) Kevin Clayton made a statement that wasn’t questioned by MHI-linked trade media about the industry’s market share. Clayton Homes has for much of the 21st century held key roles at MHI, including the “executive committee” of their main board of directors. When the claims associated with Kevin Clayton, Clayton Homes, and MHI about initiatives that were supposed to grow the industry are examined, they have never lived up to their hype.


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14) It is an informed source at MHI that told MHProNews that since Stinebert departed the trade group that the Arlington, VA based nonprofit has been dominated by ‘f-cking greedy’ and often self-serving predatory corporate interests.








15) What has to be grasped is what MHARR has aptly called “the illusion of motion.” MHI is constantly doing stuff, routinely holding meetings, they issue memos, industry overviews, and position papers that may look good, but which later disappear. It sounds much like a page from Orwell’s 1984 where the “memory hole” erased history that proved inconvenient. There is plenty of duplicity to go around among numbers (but not all) individuals and groups.

16) But what is difficult to avoid is the point that MHProNews and MHLivingNews has repeatedly pointed out. Namely, since Warren Buffett led Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) entered the manufactured housing industry, there was a brief blip during the post-Katrina era where manufactured housing rose to a level that briefly surpassed the size of the industry after they purchased Clayton Homes and their associated lending. It should be recalled that Clayton at that time also had land-lease communities. Buffett, per sources, wanted those communities spun off because he didn’t want to be seen as ‘raising the rents on grandma.’  But that didn’t keep him and his brands from profiting from those tactics. Brokering communities, financing communities, are among the profit-generating activities performed by Berkshire-linked entities.  What today is Yes! Communities, one of the firms named in antitrust suits for aggressive, had a key part of its origin in the land-lease communities spun off by Clayton Homes.








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17) It should be self-evident that when firms have hundreds of millions to billions of dollars available, that they have the financial and other resources necessary to get existing laws enforced. The problem that MHI’s insiders now arguably face is that they have a patchwork of mutually contradictory claims.




By carefully tracking the various statements and claims, past or present, by various MHI linked operations, MHProNews is able to demonstrate the apparent disconnects between their prior claims and their later deeds. It is often comparing past claims by the same source with more recent ones that disconnects appear and prior claims are revealed to be inaccurate. Knowing those past and more recent claims, who is and is not reliable, is a potentially important advantage in exploring legal, regulatory and other issues in MHVille. 




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When MHI leaders and outside attorneys are asked by MHProNews to respond to remarks like the one posted above, they routinely remain silent. A recent example of MHI failing to respond to a standing invitation to weigh in, supplemented by an almost business-daily publicly announced remark to that effect, is a specific contact with respect to the timely and demonstrably relevant topics linked here. MHI launched the use of that new logo in 2022 when manufactured home production was in the early phase of what became a sharp 15-month long production downturn. Meaning, MHI’s use of such slogans are similar to Soviet-style or Orwellian propaganda slogans.






For those who know authentic vs. weaponized manufactured housing (or American) history, there is indeed a series of attempts to ‘fool’ the people on a range of issues. That being so, is it any surprise that similarly bold efforts to ‘fool’ most professionals and the broader public about manufactured housing’s realities also exists?


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18) MHI and their insider brands can’t have it both ways. They can’t claim they want to see the industry grow, and yet fail to support actions that would result in that growth they claim to want. It is sometimes their own members who ironically undermine MHI’s talking points.


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19) Like gravity, the law of supply and demand is hard to override. When manufactured home community operators brag that they like the fact that there is so little development of manufactured home communities (MHCs), then it should be apparent that developing more communities near those that exist and demand is evident can help ease the upward pressures on site fees and housing costs.










See his context and the full ‘debate’ context in the report, linked here.
Buffett has said he has no apologies for what others have called predatory lending practices. Those practices, and the lack of robust lending in manufactured housing in general, all tends to constrain sales, which leads to consolidation at discounted valuations. See the related report linked here. Waters and her colleagues filed complaints with the DOJ and CFPB, per their letter.


Minneapolis Federal Reserve Researcher cited the Seattle Times, which named Clayton Homes and their related lending at 21st Mortgage and Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, pointing out the inequities that plague minority borrowers in manufactured housing.




20) Approaching a year ago we published the report on MHProNews which highlighted a similar rationale from Oregon Public Radio (OPR) to what resident-leader Judy Annin recently spotlighted from that same state. As housing becomes unaffordable, the natural – albeit tragic – outcome is to have more homelessness. If there is good news, it is that the problems causes, and their potential solutions, are steadily coming into sharper focus.  ##



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Before MHAction, the older NMHOA trade group filled a similar role. Evidence exists to support the notion that funding to NMHOA can also be traced via so-called dark money channels back to Warren Buffett connected nonprofits/foundations. This pattern of Buffett bucks playing both sides (i.e.: MHI on the one hand, and consumer advocacy groups on the other) off against each other may or may not have been known to those carrying out their ‘duty’ to their donors. That vexing issue merits its own investigation and/or could be part of the broader investigation into manufactured housing industry woes by potential litigators and public officials. Put differently, people like Dickens may not have been fully aware of where the money was coming from that supported NMHOA, because it flowed through intermediate organizations. 

Part III – Our Daily Business News on MHProNews stock market recap which features our business-daily at-a-glance update of over 2 dozen manufactured housing industry stocks.


This segment of the Daily Business News on MHProNews is the recap of yesterday evening’s market report at the closing bell, so that investors can see-at-glance the type of topics may have influenced other investors. Our format includes our signature left (CNN Business) and right (Newsmax) ‘market moving’ headlines for a more balanced report.

The macro market moves graphics below provide context and comparisons for those invested in or tracking manufactured housing connected equities. Meaning, you can see ‘at a glance’ how manufactured housing connected firms do compared to other segments of the broader equities market.

In minutes a day, readers can get a good sense of significant or major events while keeping up with the trends that may be impacting manufactured housing connected investing.


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Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax – 7.8.2024

  • Expert on Parkinson’s Disease Visited White House on 8 Occasions
  • An expert on Parkinson’s disease visited the White House eight times over eight months last summer, meeting with President Joe Biden’s physician, according to visitor logs. It is unknown if the expert was at the White House because of the president, or if he was having unrelated meetings with the White House medical team. But it raises questions as new concerns about Joe Biden’s age, health and fitness to serve are bubbling up. [Full Story]
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  • Israel at War
  • Hamas Warns Israel: Gaza City Escalation Threatens Cease-Fire Talks
  • Netanyahu Sets Red Lines in Hostage Release Talks With Hamas
  • Gaza Destruction Likely Pushed Hamas on Demands
  • Israel Police Probe 3 Citizens for Hamas Execution
  • Knesset Member Calls for Land Annexation Over Hostages
  • Criticism of Hamas in Gaza Builds: ‘May God Curse Them’
  • Israeli Military Intercepts Aerial Target From Red Sea
  • Gaza Cease-Fire, Hostage Release Deal Getting Closer
  • Israeli Protesters Block Highways, Demand Hostage Return
  • Newsmax TV
  • Andy Harris: No Biden Cognitive Test? Malpractice!
  • BOE President ‘Ton of Support’ on Trans Sports Ban | video
  • Steil: SAVE Act a Vital Bill to Pass | video
  • AG: Title IX Suit Will Succeed
  • Lawler: Public Not Convinced Biden Fit to Run Again | video
  • Caroline Sunshine: Dems Should Just Sit This Election Out | video
  • Ido Aharoni: Hamas Keeping Tight Hold of Hostages | video
  • Santorum: Jeffries Will Try Keeping Dems in Line | video
  • Pete King: Trump Can Beat Any Biden Stand-in | video
  • Newsfront
  • RNC Adopts Trump’s Proposed Platform
  • The Republican National Committee Platform Committee adopted former President Donald Trump’s proposed 2024 party platform, the Trump campaign announced Monday…. [Full Story]
  • Biden ‘Firmly Committed’ to Reelection Bid: Time for Party Drama ‘to End’
  • President Joe Biden stood firm against calls for him to drop his [Full Story]
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  • House Democrats Call on Biden to Drop Out of Race
  • Radio Host Resigns After Asking Biden Scripted Questions
  • Republicans Weigh 25th Amendment Vote Against Biden
  • Comer Demands WH Doctor Testify on Biden’s Health
  • Graham: Worried About Biden in Office Next 4 Months
  • Michael Moore Accuses Biden’s Team of ‘Elder Abuse’
  • Expert on Parkinson’s Visited White House Eight Times
  • Biden Is Not Being Treated for Parkinson’s, White House Maintains
  • Blitz Primary Proposed to Choose Dems’ New Leader
  • Wall Street Ends Mixed While Chip Stocks Rally
  • Wall Street ended mixed Monday as investors awaited fresh inflation [Full Story]
  • Russian Barrage Hits Kyiv Children’s Hospital, Kills at Least 33 in Ukraine
  • A major Russian missile attack across Ukraine killed at least 20 [Full Story]
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  • Zelenskyy Meeting Polish PM Tusk in Warsaw to Sign Security Pact
  • 3 Kyiv Electricity Substations Knocked Out in Russian Strikes
  • 1 Killed, 6 Injured in Russian Missile Attack on Dnipro
  • Conservatives’ $4M Ad Buy Backs GOP in Congress
  • AFP Action, a major conservative advocacy group backed by billionaire [Full Story]
  • Mounjaro Bests Ozempic for Weight Loss
  • Mounjaro outperforms Ozempic in helping people lose weight, a new [Full Story]
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  • United Says Its Boeing Jet Loses Wheel After Takeoff
  • A United Airlines jet lost a main landing gear wheel while taking off [Full Story]
  • Macron Asks PM Attal to Stay on for Sake of Stability
  • Macron Asks PM Attal to Stay on for Sake of Stability
  • French President Emmanuel Macron rejected the resignation of Prime [Full Story]
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  • France’s Far-Left Melenchon Could Lead New Government
  • Left Wins in France, a Blow for Le Pen, Hung Parliament
  • France’s CNews Propels Le Pen, Right
  • France’s Elections End up with No Clear Majority. This Is What Could Happen Next
  • French PM Attal: I Will Hand in My Resignation Monday Morning
  • France’s Conservative Leader Bardella: France ‘Pushed into the Hands of the Far Left’
  • Biden Campaign: Harris ‘Increasing Her Role’
  • Vice President Kamala Harris has expressed her support for President [Full Story]
  • Biden Is Now Deporting More People Than Trump
  • Faced with much higher numbers of migrants arriving at the border, [Full Story]
  • Columbia Removes 3 Deans Over Antisemitic Texts
  • Columbia University announced it is removing three deans who sent [Full Story]
  • Bragg Testimony on Trump Case on Hold as House Panel Postpones Hearing
  • Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s appearance before a House [Full Story]
  • Neuropathy: Relieve Nerve Pain – Try This at Home Today
  • Wellness Gaze Nuero
  • Rosendale Challenges GOP on IVF Support
  • Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., told The Hill on Monday that he intends [Full Story]
  • Comic Actor Pleads Guilty in Jan. 6 Capitol Attack
  • Veteran comic actor Jay Johnston pleaded guilty in connection with [Full Story]
  • Neuropathy is Not From Low Vitamin B (Meet the Real Enemy)
  • Wellness Gaze Nuero
  • Boeing to Plead Guilty to Criminal Fraud Charge
  • Boeing has agreed to plead guilty to a criminal fraud conspiracy [Full Story]
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  • FAA Orders Inspections of 2,600 Boeing 737s Over Oxygen Mask Issue
  • Cancer Drug Might Curb Severe COVID Organ Damage
  • An experimental cancer drug might be able to help prevent the organ [Full Story]
  • France’s CNews Propels Le Pen, Right
  • While France’s elections Sunday were not the victory expected by [Full Story]
  • Bloomberg Gives $1B to Johns Hopkins University
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies is gifting $1 billion to make medical school [Full Story]
  • Seniors Dominate US Economy, 70 Percent of Wealth
  • Baby boomers are driving the U.S. economy, The Wall Street Journal [Full Story]
  • Dem Sen. Fetterman Strongly Backs Biden
  • John Fetterman, D-Pa., is standing behind President Joe Biden as [Full Story]
  • Biden Amin Rips GOP Plan on Voting by Immigrants
  • The Biden administration said Monday it strongly opposes legislation [Full Story]
  • Wegovy, Ozempic Lower Risk of Many Cancers
  • In yet another finding that touts the health benefits of wildly [Full Story]
  • UK UFO Investigator: More Roswell Research Needed
  • A former British Ministry of Defense (MOD) UFO investigator, Nick [Full Story]
  • Radio Host Out for Asking Biden Scripted Questions
  • Radio host Andrea Lawful-Sanders has resigned in what The New York [Full Story]
  • Study: Antihistamines Might Hinder Coronavirus
  • Antihistamine drugs, such as Benadryl, Allegra, and Claritin, might [Full Story]
  • Doug Emhoff Tests Positive for COVID-19
  • Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff has tested positive for COVID-19 after [Full Story]
  • Aharoni to Newsmax: Hamas Keeping Tight Hold of Hostages
  • A Gaza cease-fire deal remains uncertain because Hamas has no [Full Story] | video
  • McCarthy Revenge Tour Sparing No Expense, or Grace
  • Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., picked a pending [Full Story]
  • Persistent Heat Wave Expected to Shatter New Records
  • A long-running heat wave that has already shattered previous records [Full Story]
  • Rubio: ‘Project 2025’ Is Just ‘Think Tank Stuff’
  • As the Republican Party works this week to hammer out the 2024 [Full Story]
  • Axios Hails Justice Barrett as ‘Intellectual Center of Gravity’
  • Former President Donald Trump’s final Supreme Court Justice nominee [Full Story]
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  • Finance
  • Seniors Dominate US Economy, 70% of Wealth
  • Baby boomers are driving the U.S. economy, The Wall Street Journal reported…. [Full Story]
  • Drivers Are Inhaling Cancer-Causing Chemicals – Your Car Might Be TOXIC!
  • The 2024 Dodge Hornet GT: Zippy, Stylish & Fun!
  • FAA Orders Inspections of 2,600 Boeing 737s Over Oxygen Mask Issue
  • Hurricane Beryl Knocks Power Out for 2.3M in Texas
  • More Finance
  • Health
  • Heart Expert Advice on Keeping Safe in Summer Heat
  • As Americans brace themselves for another summer of brutal heat and humidity, the American Heart Association (AHA) warns that heart patients need to take extra precautions to protect themselves. According to the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1,200…… [Full Story]
  • Study: Air Pollution Tied to Drop in Live IVF Births
  • Soy Foods Might Be Good for Kids’ Brains
  • New Drug Could Boost Lifesaving Powers of Overdose Drug Naloxone
  • Crandall: Start This Diet Now to Reverse Heart Disease


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