An article from Monica (Nista) Fike News Editor at LinkedIn  

Local economies in the U.S. are stumbling. The Yelp Economic Average, which tracks the number of opening and closing businesses, along with consumer demand, saw its largest quarter-over-quarter decline in a year in Q4. It’s the latest signal that consumers are cutting back on spending and business growth is hitting a wall. So, which parts of the U.S. are having the toughest times? Large metropolitan areas like San Francisco; San Jose, California; Portland and Dallas had the four worst scores, while Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Honolulu had the top scores.  

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