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The low-priced home shortage continues

The low-priced home shortage continues

Finance
The nationwide housing shortage continues but is especially troublesome for homebuyers with a budget of $ 250,000 or less, Susan Wachter, professor of real estate and of finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, told CNBC on Monday. Rising labor, land and material costs are slowing down the supply, "except at higher prices, which is simply not affordable for the great middle, and that’s where we see the hit in ... existing sales," Wachter said on "Power Lunch." Sales of existing homes are down for the third month in a row due to a shortage of properties, which results in higher prices ...
UK heatwave: Lettuce growers warn of imminent shortage

UK heatwave: Lettuce growers warn of imminent shortage

Business
There could be a shortage of lettuce in UK supermarkets as soon as the middle of next week, growers have warned. The unusually high temperatures have boosted demand for leafy salads at the same time as the heat has stopped the UK crop growing.Growers say they may have to import leaves from the US to make up the shortfall at a time when more than 90% of salad leaves is usually UK grown.Broccoli and cauliflower crops have also been affected by the weather.Trade body the British Leafy Salad Growers Association (BLSGA) said the "soaring" temperatures were causing "havoc" for growers.It said the last week a record 18 million lettuces had been sold, about 40% more than last year. However, it added "when the mercury hits 30C lettuces can't grow".BLSGA spokesman ...
US hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage

US hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage

Health
There is another opioid crisis happening in the U.S., and it has nothing to do with the overdose epidemic: Hospitals are frequently running out of widely used injected painkillers. Manufacturing shortages are forcing many doctors and pharmacists to sometimes ration injected opioids, reserving them for the patients suffering most. Other patients get slower-acting or less effective pain pills, alternatives with more side effects or even sedation. Medical groups are urging regulators to help, saying some people having surgery, fighting cancer or suffering with severe burns are getting inadequate pain control. They also say shortages frequently cause medication switches that could lead to deadly mistakes. Earlier this month, the American Medical Association declared drug shortages a public h...
Air Force pilot shortage has grown, is 'stretching the force to the limit'

Air Force pilot shortage has grown, is 'stretching the force to the limit'

Business
Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Pilot shortage that has dogged the U.S. Air Force has gotten worse as the service's top officials say the shortage has surged to about 2,000 airmen.In September, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Goldfein told attendees at the annual Air Crew Summit at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland that the service is "in a crisis" that could compromise its ability to defend the nation. According to Goldfein and Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, it's gotten worse."Last summer, we were reporting to people that we were about 1,500 pilots short in the Air Force -- and we expected it to get worse," Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told reporters on Thursday. "Almost 2,000 pilots short of a force that has 20,000 pilots, so that's one in 10 that we're short."At the Air Crew Summit, Goldfein...