The new infrastructure bill proposes regulations for the cryptocurrency industry, the demand for logistics rental space increases, the Supreme Court ends the eviction moratorium, and more.
- The bipartisan infrastructure bill contains measures intended to regulate the cryptocurrency industry, but national-security officials caution these regulations could unintentionally push illicit transactions into markets outside the reach of the U.S. government. (Ian Talley, The Wall Street Journal)
- The Supreme Court ruled the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not have the power to impose a halt on evictions in a recent decision to end the moratorium put in place due to COVID-19. (Joe Walsh, Forbes)
- The shift towards e-commerce strategies as a result of COVID-19 has caused a substantial increase in demand for logistics space and a subsequent spike in rents. (Michael Gerrity, The World Property Journal)
- The number of houses that have sold without being listed on the multiple listing service (MLS) has grown significantly since the start of the pandemic, and advocacy groups are claiming this allows discriminatory housing practices to persist. (Courtney Vinopal, PBS News)
- Machinery end markets, including construction and infrastructure, are being called upon to help meet the expectations of their customers by expanding their commitment to environmentally sustainable growth. (Umesh Goel, Moritz Rittstieg and Justin Sanders, McKinsey)