Griffin Kelly

Griffin Kelly (he/him) reports on business and finance for The Daily Upside. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism at SUNY Plattsburgh before working for a pair of newspapers in upstate New York, where he covered breaking news, business, local politics, and art & culture. When the pandemic hit, he went back to school to earn his master’s at CUNY Journalism. He most recently covered metro news at The New York Post< and has also been featured in City Limits and Crain’s New York Business.

UN Agency Wants More Meat Production, Less Climate Impact

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The UN wants poor nations to ramp up meat production for to address malnutrition, and developed nations to cut back.

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New Jersey’s Labor Mismatch is a Cautionary Tale for Rest of the US

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New Jersey is a microcosm of the country’s post-pandemic labor struggles — no jobs in some sectors, and too many jobs in others.

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Big Tobacco’s Big Problem: The US Isn’t Lighting Up

British American Tobacco shares dropped to a 12-year low after the company announced a $31.5 billion write-down for some of its brands.

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2023 Was StubHub’s Year of the Women

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StubHub’s latest Year in Live Experiences report found women captivated audiences in 2023 and generated massive ticket sales.

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China’s Financial Woes Grow as Moody’s Lowers Credit Outlook

Moody’s Investors Service cut its outlook for China’s credit rating to negative from stable due to crushing debt at the local level.

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Florida Developers Still See Building Wooden Homes as a Good Idea

All along Florida’s waterfront, developers are continuing to build cheaper wood-frame homes and apartments, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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As Job Market Cools, Small Businesses Scramble for Employees

As the country’s largest companies have begun slowing down hiring, small businesses are hanging up “Help Wanted” signs at a record pace.

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Rock Band Kiss Plans to Join the Avatar Concert Trend

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After 50 years of performing, world-renowned shock rock group Kiss just played its final show, but the members say the show will go on.

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HOA Fees Are Adding to the Housing Affordability Problem

Prospective homebuyers face limited supply, historically high mortgage rates, plus increasingly high homeowners association fees.

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GM Sets Out to Soothe Shareholders with Spending Cuts, Dividend Boost

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America’s largest auto manufacturer is trying to regain Wall Street’s favor with buybacks and spending cuts on less promising projects.

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