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Retailers and other local businesses are still on hold as to the economy's near future. Per the WSJ: "SAG is now the only major Hollywood union left without a contract. But it is unclear whether SAG will make its own deal soon. SAG leadership says the studios' final offer—made last week—is still insufficient in many important areas, like actor compensation and force majeure." AFTRA's deal was ratified Tuesday, which "...was the first time in 27 years that Aftra and the 120,000-member SAG negotiated separately. SAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the studios' bargaining arm, are meeting later this week. The Guild has announced it will meet with the Alliance Thursday afternoon to discuss the final offer on the table." [WSJ]