Manufactured Housing Shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, State-by-State Data, Revealing National Data Betrays “Outrageous” MHI Industry Leader Claims, Facts & Analysis – plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates


Despite the arguably outrageous recent claims by the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) (see further below) and certain corporate leaders and surrogates who are MHI members, those who objectively look at the facts, trends, opportunities, and overall SWOT analysis will find that MHI is arguably engaged in deceptive and misleading marketing and trade practices. More on that below, as well as via linked information which follows the state-by-state review of manufactured housing production and shipments.  The balance of other MHProNews business daily market report items follow the first two segments of this factual review report and analysis.




Per Institute for Building Technology & Safety (IBTS) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are the following state-by-state data sets for HUD Code manufactured homes in June 2021.


Institute for Building
Technology & Safety
Shipments and Production Summary Report 06/01/2021 – 06/30/2021


State SW MW Total Floors
Dest. Pending 0 0 0 0
Alabama 219 229 448 679
Alaska 1 1 2 3
Arizona 46 156 202 359
Arkansas 69 112 181 293
California 47 258 305 580
Colorado 57 30 87 117
Connecticut 4 6 10 16
Delaware 12 30 42 72
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
Florida 201 445 646 1,102
Georgia 122 247 369 619
Hawaii 1 0 1 1
Idaho 9 48 57 111
Illinois 67 43 110 153
Indiana 78 42 120 162
Iowa 37 15 52 67
Kansas 50 13 63 76
Kentucky 118 251 369 620
Louisiana 293 204 497 703
Maine 40 52 92 144
Maryland 2 3 5 8
Massachusetts 10 9 19 28
Michigan 194 172 366 538
Minnesota 34 55 89 144
Mississippi 189 210 399 611
Missouri 67 87 154 241
Montana 5 17 22 40
Nebraska 14 9 23 32
Nevada 12 45 57 103
New Hampshire 14 17 31 48
New Jersey 27 14 41 55
New Mexico 47 91 138 229
New York 59 94 153 247
North Carolina 215 363 578 942
North Dakota 17 20 37 57
Ohio 92 48 140 188
Oklahoma 126 97 223 320
Oregon 18 116 134 254
Pennsylvania 87 91 178 269
Rhode Island 0 1 1 2
South Carolina 155 336 491 830
South Dakota 18 12 30 42
Tennessee 94 219 313 533
Texas 731 907 1,638 2,551
Utah 2 17 19 37
Vermont 4 14 18 32
Virginia 59 66 125 191
Washington 15 121 136 262
West Virginia 52 72 124 196
Wisconsin 29 46 75 121
Wyoming 17 3 20 23
Canada 0 0 0 0
Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0
Total 3,876 5,554 9,430 15,051


As a first note on the above, recall that the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) recently published a report that stated that only 7 percent of U.S. counties have rental housing that are affordable on minimum wage.

All 50 states, per the NLIHC, are in need of affordable housing. Per Cavco, about 9 more million new homes are needed in the next 5 years. That is on top of the roughly 4-8+ million units that were already needed, depending on which source someone references.


Cavco corporate information and analysis are found in the report linked below. That new report was the runaway most-accessed in our 8.26.2021 emailed news headline update. To see this graphic above in context, click the report linked here. NOTICE: Several of the illustrations shown in this report can be opened in many browsers to reveal a larger size. To open this picture, click the image once. When the window opens, click it again to reveal the larger size photo. Use your browsers back key to return to the article.
This pull quote from the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Lawrence Yun was first uploaded by MHProNews in a report dated December 16, 2017. A few months later, at Yun’s prompting, NAR Certified Business Economist (CBE) Scholastica “Gay” Cororaton published her seminal research paper on the Market for Manufactured Homes. Inexplicably to some, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) which was and remains aware of the research has repeatedly failed to post this largely useful research on their own website. Is that failure to post useful third-party research just poor judgment on the part of experienced and educated people, or is it part of the deliberate MHI policies ordered by the MHI board of directors?

Yet, as the above data from IBTS for HUD indicates, there are 18 U.S. states that have only single or double digit sales levels. In the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, which also need affordable housing, there are zero new HUD Code home sales.


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These facts are obviously going to be relevant to the recent claims from the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) which will follow further below.

That said, the new state-by-state production levels below should be considered in the light of the lost production centers and some 200,000 lost jobs, per Kevin Clayton in his statement to members of Congress on behalf of MHI.


KevinClaytonPhotoClaytonHomesQuotesDutyToServeManufacturedHousingFannieMaeFreddieMacFHFAManufacturedHousingDecelineDataMHProNews This was part of testimony to Congress by Kevin Clayton on behalf of MHI, see the link above for the context and more. Several of the illustrations shown in this report can be opened in many browsers to reveal a larger size. To open this picture, click the image once. When the window opens, click it again to reveal the larger size photo. Use your browsers back key to return to the article.

While some states have data aggregated for proprietary reasons, the production by state per IBTS for HUD are as shown below. This is also June 2021 data.  The next update will be for July 2021, and is anticipated by the end of next week or early in the following week. Note that giant California, which is seeing a surge in factory-built accessory dwelling units (ADUs) production, nevertheless only produced 276 total HUD Code homes of all sizes in June. The Times of San Diego said in May 2021 that “millions” of housing units are needed and planned in California, but that zoning and placement issues are still a hurdle.


Production Single section (single wide) Multi-section or Multi-Wide Total HUD Code Homes Total sections or Floors produced.
State SW MW Total Floors
States Shown(*) 348 376 724 1,102
 Alabama 672 836 1,508 2,351
*Alaska 0 0 0 0
 Arizona 50 188 238 429
*Arkansas 0 0 0 0
 California 45 231 276 517
*Colorado 0 0 0 0
*Connecticut 0 0 0 0
*Delaware 0 0 0 0
*District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
 Florida 41 283 324 614
 Georgia 224 435 659 1,102
*Hawaii 0 0 0 0
 Idaho 23 103 126 237
*Illinois 0 0 0 0
 Indiana 527 297 824 1,121
*Iowa 0 0 0 0
*Kansas 0 0 0 0
*Kentucky 0 0 0 0
*Louisiana 0 0 0 0
*Maine 0 0 0 0
*Maryland 0 0 0 0
*Massachusetts 0 0 0 0
*Michigan 0 0 0 0
 Minnesota 22 68 90 158
*Mississippi 0 0 0 0
*Missouri 0 0 0 0
*Montana 0 0 0 0
*Nebraska 0 0 0 0
*Nevada 0 0 0 0
*New Hampshire 0 0 0 0
*New Jersey 0 0 0 0
*New Mexico 0 0 0 0
*New York 0 0 0 0
 North Carolina 92 310 402 715
*North Dakota 0 0 0 0
*Ohio 0 0 0 0
*Oklahoma 0 0 0 0
 Oregon 27 241 268 522
 Pennsylvania 219 313 532 845
*Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
*South Carolina 0 0 0 0
*South Dakota 0 0 0 0
 Tennessee 539 827 1,366 2,193
 Texas 1,047 1,046 2,093 3,145
*Utah 0 0 0 0
*Vermont 0 0 0 0
*Virginia 0 0 0 0
*Washington 0 0 0 0
*West Virginia 0 0 0 0
*Wisconsin 0 0 0 0
*Wyoming 0 0 0 0
*Canada 0 0 0 0
*Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0
Total 3,876 5,554 9,430 15,051

Housing obviously takes time to build. As our report on Cavco reflects, even manufactured homes in the current environment may take 40 weeks to obtain from a factory after it has been ordered.



What these facts cited and linked above mean is that there are tremendous opportunities for manufactured housing. Those opportunities, however, will not be met unless certain hurdles are overcome. Who says? HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. As Fudge said, “Until we start to address this we are going to continue to be perpetually in this kind of situation.” Oddly, or perhaps as yet another example of deception and misdirection, MHI touted that same exchanged shown below as an example of “MHI in Action.” In the topsy-turvy worldview of MHI, it is a reality that every long-term thinker in manufactured housing ought to consider.





Yet, manufactured housing is still stuck in historically low gear. Who says? MHI member Cavco’s own illustrations shown below.  The facts speak loudly. The evidence contradicts MHI’s bold, arrogant, or perhaps deliberately deceptive claims.


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It is against the backdrop of those factual items that include a prominent MHI member that what follows must be viewed. Because what a MHEC member called MHI’s chutzpah is a phrase that comes to mind when the evidently paltry performance must be considered when compared to MHI’s bold self-promotion.


More Information, from MHI, MHProNews, plus Analysis and Commentary

Clearly, MHI can not have it both ways. If they are an effective trade group that wanted to authentically do what they claim, then why are roughly 40 percent of the U.S. and territories for the month of June 2021 shown above either at:

  • Zero (0) new manufactured home shipments;
  • Single digit new manufactured housing shipments;
  • Mere double digit shipment levels for other states named above for their count on new HUD Code manufactured homes.

During an affordable housing crisis, the data-points above and in the links below speak loudly.



While MHARR raised warnings early on, MHProNews stood essentially alone among manufactured housing trade media in sounding the warnings about MHI’s obviously failed CrossModTM homes scheme. The warnings MHProNews sounded where demonstrated years before the factual evidence of the failure was documented in part by the FHFA, GSEs, and the Texas A&M Real Estate Research Center.  The development of 3D printed housing could well spell doom to this Clayton supported MHI branded CrossMods scheme. Yet, as of this morning, MHI has CrossMods as their featured image, with no evident mention of just what a failure this program has proven to be. The program was so poor in performance, that following its rollout, a all-too-modest ‘recovery’ of manufactured housing went into a year downturn following the much touted rollout of CrossMods. That data is preserved at the link below.  The reversal of the downturn has only occurred following the extreme demand for any housing.  Is that MHI’s idea of success? When they say growth do they mean negative growth? Or when MHI says growth, are they referring to growth for the consolidators, who based upon the facts appear to be the ones benefiting from the years of MHI lead status quo.


The 2.5 year overall downward trend finally reversed in March 2021, but the data is preserved at this link here.


Additionally, while the industry’s shipments jumped in recent months, a well informed source connected to an MHI member brand says that another downturn is just ahead.



It is against that dismal performance background that on August 19, 2021 the Arlington, VA based Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) made the following pitch via email. Note quoting this content from MHI should not be misconstrued as any kind of an endorsement of this apparently problematic trade group. Additional related information, analysis, and commentary will follow.



Now is a Great Time to Join MHI

As a member of the Manufactured Housing Institute, your company’s employees will receive awesome networking opportunities, industry-leading job training and other great benefits to keep your business at the top of your game.


Get the Inside Track on Information You Need to Succeed.

Receive regular updates on regulatory, technical, statistical, zoning and financial issues through targeted emails, MHI Housing Alerts and the bimonthly MHI News & Updates. Members also have access to a huge library of production reports, directories, census data, housing-related videos and other documents and historical records.


Networking and Visibility.

MHI offers the best networking opportunities with its diverse membership through member-only meetings, events tailored to community owners and managers, and the industry’s premier event, Congress & Expo. Your company will also be given resources to promote your business to other MHI corporate members and industry customers.


Ongoing Career Development.

MHI offers an array of learning opportunities and certifications to keep your employees up to date on new industry innovations and best practices that will help your business thrive. MHI and its educational arm, MHEI, offer online manufactured housing installation courses, a community manager accreditation program, and professional development for retail sales center associates. MHI also has a bookstore, an ongoing webinar series (including a huge video library of past webinars) and in-person education sessions.


Advocating for You and the Industry.

MHI has a team of lobbyists working daily with both political parties and the current Administration to promote attainable homeownership and expand the market for manufactured and modular homes. MHI also has the only federal political action committee in Washington, DC dedicated to supporting lawmakers who understand the importance of increasing access to factory-built homes for families and consumers. Well-connected lobbyists, a robust MHI-PAC and hundreds of active members deliver positive results to the industry and your business’ bottom line.

For more information or to join the team, please visit Team MHI or call 703-558-0647.

We hope you would consider joining your colleagues in the thousand-member strong Manufactured Housing Institute, the national trade association of the manufactured housing industry. Together we’re better.

Thank you,

The MHI Team

The link from the arguably deceptive and misleading MHI claims above – “please visit Team MHI” – go to a page that says the following copy shown below another MHI graphic below. Again, providing this MHI generated content should not be misunderstood as an endorsement of the apparently flawed if not fraudulent organization.

Rather, these are shown to present the MHI claims in their own words, and for other reasons, that include preserving the record for possible future use if MHI causes this apparently deceptive and misleading copy to mysteriously vanish someday.

Then, following these additional claims by MHI, they can be tested against realities like those shown above and below. Their Team MHI page follows this other relevant MHI screen captured image shown below.


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quotequotationMark198x330Be Part of the Team. Join MHI.

At the Manufactured Housing Institute our goal is to give you the tools, platform and information you need to grow your business. And we serve as your eyes and ears in Washington, DC to ensure federal policies support the manufactured housing industry.

Click here to learn about the array of benefits available to all MHI members.

MHI members include manufacturers, developers, retailers, community operators, investors, lenders, suppliers and state associations—no matter what type of manufactured housing business you operate, you have a place at MHI.

To join MHI or review pricing, decide which description below best describes your business then click the link.  If your company is involved in more than one segment of the manufactured housing industry, click on the link that best describes your core business.

My company owns or manages one of more manufactured housing communities.

MHI provides a cohesive voice for community owners, operators, and managers on issues such as fair housing, occupancy standards, tax and property rights, and environmental issues.  Additionally, members benefit from specially tailored accreditation courses designed by the Manufactured Housing Educational Institute (MHEI) to raise professionalism in the field.  Community owners and managers must also be a member of a state manufactured housing state association and agree to the NCC Code of Ethics.  Community owners and managers are part of MHI’s National Communities Council.


My company develops—but does not own or manage—a manufactured housing community or is planning to invest in a manufactured housing community.

Developers of manufactured housing land lease communities are part of MHI’s National Communities Council.  Our team provides useful information to developers and real estate investors including regular updates on regulatory, technical, statistical, zoning, financial issues and other breaking housing-related news.  Members also have access to a huge library of production reports, directories, census data, housing-related videos and other documents and historical records.  Developers and investors must agree to the NCC Code of Ethics.


(Developers that only build manufactured housing subdivisions with the intent to sell the home and land together should join the National Retailers Council.)


My company is a retailer or owns retail locations.

A retailer member owns a manufactured and/or modular home sales center with a physical location for the display of home models but does not own or manage manufactured and/or modular home communities and subdivisions.  MHI benefits include access to professional development courses and professional certifications to help improve sales and the customer experience, reports on housing trends and new financing products, and networking opportunities with peers and other key leaders from other segments of the industry.  Retailer members must also be a member of a manufactured housing state association where the store is located.  Retailer members are part of our National Retailers Council.


My company is a supplier—either wholesale, after market, or service provider.

A supplier is a key part of the manufactured housing supply chain—both upstream and downstream—and provides innovative products and services.  This division also includes attorneys, architects, non-profits, and consultants who support the manufactured housing industry.  Suppliers are offered statistics on current and future trends in manufactured housing through our various publications and resources. Additionally, membership in MHI provides suppliers with a forum to network with key leaders from other segments of the industry.  Manufactured housing suppliers and other supporters of the industry make up our Suppliers Division.


My company is a lender, broker, insurer or other financial services provider.

MHI provides lenders, brokers, insurers and other financial services providers a treasure-trove of information to help make sound and informed decisions.  MHI produces member-only economic statistics reports and sends members regular updates on changes to manufactured and modular home loans.  We work closely with the Administration, Congress, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and others who write federal financial services rules to help consumers access attainable housing at low rates and costs.  When joining MHI you’ll be part of the Financial Services Division.


My company manufactures or builds factory-built homes.

A manufacturer member builds manufactured and/or modular homes.  At MHI, we work tirelessly to ensure the HUD Code supports innovation, build consensus for a friendlier zoning and regulatory environment, and improve the flow of capital to manufactured home lending.  Our team works closely with member manufacturers on HUD Code and modular issues and conducts research on transportation, structural design, foundations and other technical activities.  Manufacturers that build HUD Code homes are part of MHI’s Manufactured Housing Division.  Manufacturers that only build modular homes should join the National Modular Housing Council.


My organization is a manufactured housing state association.

Manufactured housing state associations work in tandem with MHI to promote our shared goal of elevating housing innovation and expanding attainable homeownership.  The benefits of joining MHI include a monthly state association-specific newsletter full of industry news, government policy changes, regulatory challenges, events, research, trends and statistics.  We provide a legislative tracking service that alerts state executives of pending manufactured housing-related bills in their state houses.  And we host monthly state executive virtual meetups to share new ideas or get advice from colleagues.  Our state association peers makeup MHI’s Federated States Division.

Regular Updates on Industry News

  • On regulatory, technical, statistical and financial issues through our email newsletters and the members section of our website, as well as MHI staff to talk to who are focused on these issues.
  • On educational opportunities through the Manufactured Housing Educational Institute, industry certification programs, seminars, conferences and meetings.

Valuable Networking and Visibility Opportunities

  • Interact with MHI’s diverse membership.
  • Attend meetings at member rates, including Congress & Expo, the industry’s largest national trade show.
  • Exchange industry information and services with other members, as well as cultivate relationships.


  • Specialized resources helping members conduct business profitably and efficiently.

Significant Member Discounts/Reduced Fees

  • MHI resources and publication discounts.
  • Event registration discounts.
  • Event exhibiting discounts.
  • Economic statistical reports at no charge, a $1,000 value.

Top-notch legislative and regulatory support in Washington


  • MHI protects and promotes manufactured housing interests with federal policymakers through lobbying, monitoring and analyzing numerous federal legislative and regulatory issues and proposals.
  • MHI is recognized as a leader by the federal government and housing-related groups that shape industry policies and practices by focusing on regulatory reform to improve government regulations and grassroots campaigns to aggressively advance the interests of the industry and its customers.


There is an evidence-based array of facts and reasons that paint an entirely different picture that the one presented by MHI. Someone must keep in mind that MHI is apparently responsible for following the law, much the same as other organizations are.

According to a formal FTC letter dated 2016, “…The primary law enforced by the FTC, the FTC Act, prohibits “unfair” and “deceptive” acts or practices in or affecting commerce.   A representation, omission, or practice is deceptive if it is material and likely to mislead consumers acting reasonably under the circumstances.   An act or practice is unfair if it causes, or is likely to cause, substantial injury that is not reasonably avoidable by consumers or outweighed by countervailing benefits to consumers or competition.   The FTC also enforces targeted statutes that protect information relating to health, credit and other financial matters…and has issued regulations implementing each of these statutes.”

is MHI might think that they can skate by federal regulations. If the above are examined in the light of the heavily documented legal researcher Samuel Strommen for Knudson Law, there is a clear case to be made that MHI is acting in a way that is harmful to most independents while benefiting a few insider firms.


MonopolisticHousingInstMonopolisticHousingInstituteParodyLogoClaytonHomesCavcoIndustriesSkylineChampionLOGOsBASEgraphicStrommenKnudsonQuoteMHIrelationshipGSE-HUDAbjectFailureQuote MHI is specified several times by Strommen in his report. This is but one of those pull quotes. Note Strommen’s claim. “MHI’s lobbying…seems to invariably benefit the Big 3…” Those Big 3 have retail arms and financial services arms.  Something similar can and has been said about the MHI REITs consolidating the community sector. Several of the illustrations shown in this report can be opened in many browsers to reveal a larger size. To open this picture, click the image once. When the window opens, click it again to reveal the larger size photo. Use your browsers back key to return to the article.

Note that in the Strommen’s highly documented report for Knudson Law, several MHI defenders and MHI member and leader statements are cited. Among them is the Florida Manufactured Housing Association (FMHA) Executive Director Jim Ayotte.


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While Ayotte missed on some points, properly understood, Ayotte is correct in saying that this is not rocket science. During an affordable housing crisis, the manufactured home industry is performing at about 30 percent of its historic trend level, per Cavco’s information cited above. It is not rocket science to realize that MHI’s leadership is self-evidently flawed, unless that leadership is intended to foster consolidation in a subtle way.



Ayotte’s attempted defense of MHI is unpacked above. But what is certainly accurate in what Ayotte said is this. This is not rocket science. During an affordable housing crisis, manufactured housing (MH) is performing – per Cavco’s data shown above – at only about 30 percent of its 1980-2000 historic norm.  When that is viewed more carefully, MH was outselling RVs in 1998  by a count of some 3 to 2. Fast forward to 2021. That ratio of RVs to MH now stands at about 4 RVs to 1 manufactured home. It is that kind of outside metric that Andy Gedo, a loyal MHI member, said was relevant.


The bottom line is apparent. MHI’s own leaders have not directly challenged the evidence. They want to pretend that MHARR,  MHProNews, MHLivingNews – nor critics in their own membership’s ranks – exist.  MHI’s leaders, based upon the clear evidence, attempt to create an echo chamber among MHI affiliates and co-opted bloggers and publishers. In fairness, the one most willing to show any semblance of balance is Kurt Kelley at the quarterly MHReview. They will from time to time show a MHARR article, something that the now defunct Journal of Manufactured and Modular Housing (a.k.a. the Journal) did monthly, namely, show statements from both sides.  The quote below from former MHI President and CEO Chris Stinebert was first published in the now kaput Journal. Stinebert’s remarks speaks volumes.


Paradoxically, what the Castle and Moat methodology are doing is undermining that value. See quote from Buffett, below.

Lying is comparatively easy. Disproving a lie takes far more time and effort.




That said, for those who look into the rearview mirror of history and factual evidence, the problem for the habitual liar, as honest Abe Lincoln noted, is that sooner or later, they run afoul of their own lies by contradicting themselves.


By carefully tracking the various statements and claims, past or present, by Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton, Clayton Homes, MHI, et al, MHProNews is able to demonstrate the apparent disconnects between their prior claims and their later deeds.
One may or may not agree with Clyburn’s politics. But the wisdom of this statement by Clyburn is demonstrably true.

To the its not rocket science point from Ayotte, properly understood, he is quite right. The industry should be soaring. But compared to days gone by it is snoring. MHI has the resources to do their job. So why aren’t they doing it?  This boils down to industry and broader politics.   If they wanted to advance the industry in general, they could. But it should be apparent that those who dominate MHI have no desire to advance their own stated agenda.

That claim was demonstrably true during the Trump years. Note this report below is one cited by Strommen.



That claim is as true during the Biden White House too.




The truth is hiding in plain sight.



Next up is our business daily recap of yesterday evening’s market report, related left-right headlines, and manufactured housing connected equities.

The Business Daily Manufactured Home Industry Connected Stock Market Updates.  Plus, Market Moving Left (CNN) – Right (Newsmax) Headlines Snapshot. While the layout of this daily business report has been evolving over time, several elements of the basic concepts used previously are still the same. For instance. The headlines that follow below can be reviewed at a glance to save time while providing insights across the left-right media divide. Additionally, those headlines often provide clues as to possible ‘market-moving’ news items.


Market Indicator Closing Summaries – Yahoo Finance Closing Tickers on MHProNews…

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Senator Mike Lee (UT-R) has accused the Biden team of implementing policies that harm the poorest and middle class more while enriching the wealthy. Weeks before others in the mainstream media began to flash their ‘inflation warnings,’ MHProNews added first the top, then later the second notice above. When someone has even a basic understanding of the principles of economics, ‘inflation’ was predictable. The question is, will hyper-inflation follow? There are voices on both sides of that debate.

Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – evening of 8.26.2021 

  • Dude, you got a Dell
  • A Dell Inc. XPS 13" laptop computer is displayed before the company's press conference during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.
  • PC brands from the ’90s — think Dell and HP — are making a huge comeback
  • Interest rate hikes have arrived in this major economy
  • Online shopping used to be immune to inflation. Not anymore
  • The US economy grew slightly more than we thought last quarter
  • Hong Kong’s global banks brace for ‘cold war’ to escalate
  • UK worker shortages could cancel Christmas. Brexit isn’t helping
  • Williams-Sonoma is still super bullish on the housing market
  • Reddit turns down moderators who want action on Covid misinformation
  • Delta Air Lines will limit sick pay for unvaccinated employees
  • Do you have what it takes to become a landlord? Answer these 4 questions.
  • Blue Origin successfully completes first test flight with no passengers after Jeff Bezos trip
  • ESPN removes Rachel Nichols from NBA coverage and cancels ‘The Jump’
  • Anger and confusion inside ABC News after former ‘Good Morning America’ boss is sued for alleged sexual assault
  • Politico will be sold to Axel Springer for over $1 billion
  • See what Virgin Hyperloop could look like in the future
  • The Miami skyline is seen as the sun sets in the background in South Bay, Miami Beach, on February 24, 2021.
  • Climate change be damned. More Americans are moving to high-risk areas
  • NEW YORK, NY – MAY 18: Justin Wiezel works out on a Peloton high-tech stationary bike in his apartment on May 18, 2020 in New York City. Coronavirus temporarily shut down schools and gyms, substantially increasing online education and at-home exercise routines.
  • Peloton gets another price cut
  • Wendy’s is giving its french fries a makeover
  • Finally, a Fitbit that tells you it’s OK to not workout
  • Facebook wants you to hold your next meeting in VR
  • How Apple’s plan to combat child abuse backfired
  • Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro mark new era for Google
  • Samsung’s new foldable phones are cheaper, more durable and have an under-screen camera
  • A COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card from the CDC with two syringes, a bottle of COVID-19 vaccine and a vial of saline in a nursing center in Bern Township, PA on January 29, 2021.
  • Vaccine mandates at work meet their toughest opponent: The labor shortage
  • United mandates Covid-19 vaccines for US employees
  • Vanguard offers vaccinated employees $1,000
  • Vaccine mandates for workers are just getting started
  • Krispy Kreme is sweetening its free doughnut promotion for vaccinated people

Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax – evening of 8.26.2021

  • Report: At Least 12 US Troops Killed in Kabul Airport Attack
  • Medical staff bring an injured man to a hospital in an ambulance after two powerful explosions outside the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021. (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)
  • S. General Frank McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command, confirmed on Thursday that two suicide bombers assessed to be from Islamic State carried out an attack at Kabul’s airport that killed 12 U.S. troops and injured 15 others. He told a news briefing at the Pentagon that the bombing was followed by a gunfight and that, while the military is saddened by the deaths, evacuations from Afghanistan are continuing. He said about 1,000 U.S. citizens are estimated to still be in Afghanistan. [Full Story]
  • Fall of Afghanistan
  • Trump on Afghan Chaos: ‘I Would Never Have Allowed It to Happen’
  • Graham to Biden: Re-Take Strategic Bagram Air Base
  • ISIS Claims Responsibility for Deadly Kabul Airport Attack
  • Haley, GOP Leaders Call for Biden Impeachment, Resignation
  • Two-Thirds of Americans in Afghanistan Taking Steps to Evacuate
  • GOP: Attacks Are ‘Disastrous Consequences’ for Handling of Withdrawal
  • Pentagon: Kabul Evacuations Will Not End in 36 Hours
  • Biden to Meet With Governors Willing to Help Afghan Refugees
  • More Fall of Afghanistan
  • Newsmax TV
  • Reschenthaler: ‘Swift Retaliation’ Needed After Bombing
  • Barney Frank: ‘Great Mistake’ for US to Try to Fix Afghanistan |
  • Burchett: Biden a ‘Coward,’ Blinken, a ‘Liar’ on Afghanistan |
  • Waltz: US Facing ‘Largest Mass Hostage Situation’ in History |
  • Peter Navarro: Democrats, Fed Lack ‘Economic Literacy’ |
  • JD Vance: Open-Border Dems Prey on ‘Our Compassion’ |
  • Mike Waltz: Biden Administration ‘Feckless, Weak’ |
  • More Newsmax TV
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                          • NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
                          • NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
                          • NOTE: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of  the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.


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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of the Constitution of the United States and other goodies. Tamas has grown considerably since this photo was taken. 

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