MoneyGeek reported last week that Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings were up 53% in July over the same month last year.

And the report said that Kentucky had the sixth highest rate of personal bankruptcy filings in the country.

• Mega Replay, a chain of stores that buys and sells video games, consoles, movies, TV series, Apple products, tablets and laptops among other things, is opening a store in Towne Square North this summer.

• A study by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living says nursing homes are struggling with the pandemic.

The report said that 55% of nursing homes are operating at a loss and 89% are operating a profit margin of 3% or less.

And it said that 72% of nursing homes surveyed said they won’t be able to sustain operations another year at the current pace.

Forty% said they’ll be gone in six months or less.

• A report from Tourism Economics says that nearly half of the 16.9 million jobs in the leisure and hospitality industry were lost in March and April.

Since then, almost 4 million jobs have been created or restored.

But a quarter of the workers in the industry are still unemployed.

• The National Federation of Independent Business says 18% of small business owners say they plan to create new jobs in the next three months.

That up 2 percentage points from June and 17 points from April.

• RCLCO Real Estate Advisors says its research shows that the single-family rental market will likely be under-supplied for the next 10 years.

Keith Lawrence, 270-691-7301

Keith Lawrence, 270-691-7301

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