Jeff Bezos reveals most surprising part of space mission


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Where is Blue Origin?

If all goes to plan, the company's New Shepard rocket and capsule will take off for an 11-minute journey, launching and landing outside Van Horn, Texas at Blue Origin facilities, dubbed Launch Site One. Space.comBlue Origin to launch its 1st astronaut flight with Jeff Bezos and crew of 3 today

Who is flying with Jeff Bezos to space?

The New Shepard rocket, carrying Jeff and Mark Bezos, Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen has lifted off from Blue Origin's launch site in West Texas. The flight is expected to reach a high point of more than 62 miles before it falls back to Earth. The Washington PostJeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen reach space, return safely on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket

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S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices Show Third Straight Drop In Composite Rate In June 2021

Yahoo Finance 20 July, 2021 - 11:11pm

NEW YORK, July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian released today data through June 2021 for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. The indices represent a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults and show that the composite rate was three basis points lower at 0.41%. The bank card default rate fell 18 basis points to 2.83%. The auto loan default rate was down four basis points to 0.30% and the first mortgage default rate decreased two basis points to 0.26%.

Three of the five major metropolitan statistical areas ("MSAs") showed lower default rates compared to last month. Los Angeles saw the largest decrease, falling five basis points to 0.37%. New York and Chicago each dropped three basis points, to 0.43% and 0.38% respectively. Dallas was unchanged at 0.42% while Miami increased one basis point to 0.82%.

The table below summarizes the June 2021 results for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. These data are not seasonally adjusted and are not subject to revision.

The table below provides the index levels for the five major MSAs tracked by the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices.

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Jointly developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and Experian, the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices are published on the third Tuesday of each month at 9:00 am ET. They are constructed to track the default experience of consumer balances in four key loan categories: auto, bankcard, first mortgage lien and second mortgage lien. The Indices are calculated based on data extracted from Experian's consumer credit database. This database is populated with individual consumer loan and payment data submitted by lenders to Experian every month. Experian's base of data contributors includes leading banks and mortgage companies, and covers approximately $11 trillion in outstanding loans sourced from 11,500 lenders.

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