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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says he wants to see a recovery that reaches all corners of the labor market before the U.S. central bank begins raising interest rates. The numbers in … more
U.S. job openings surged in March to a record high, underscoring the rapid increase in labor demand as vaccinations accelerate and states reopen their economies. The number of available positions … more
What if all of the country's restaurants reopened their doors following a year-long pandemic that forced massive layoffs and hardly anyone showed up? To work. It's more than a … more
Google is making a fortune by selling users’ personal information despite the company’s pledge that it never sells the data, a lawsuit filed this week claims. “Google promises … more
In a rational world, employers desperate to fill jobs would do everything they could to make their workplaces seem attractive: They'd raise wages, offer bonuses and show themselves to be caring and … more
In a stunning surprise for forecasters, U.S. employers added only 266,000 new jobs in April, far below what most experts had predicted and a reminder that the future course of an … more
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari said he has “zero sympathy” for critics on Wall Street, who slam the central bank’s aggressive support of the U.S. … more
In an unexpectedly weak employment report, job growth in the U.S. slowed sharply in April as the economy added just 266,000 new positions despite analysts’ projections for a … more
Home prices are soaring, pushed higher by a combination of record-low mortgage rates, strong demand from buyers and a lingering lack of new construction. For 2021, add another wrinkle: Lumber … more
As the U.S. job market comes roaring back, there’s a growing debate about whether there are enough workers to power faster economic growth. Companies from fast food chains like Chipotle … more
It seems like the stock market is hitting all-time highs just about every week in 2021. And it’s shocking to think how quickly it’s rebounded from just over a year ago when the Standard … more
Best Buy has started to offer $200 yearly memberships to customers in the Twin Cities in return for benefits such as free or discounted Geek Squad services. more
Southwest Airlines was the nation’s best air carrier in 2020, a year when the COVID-19 pandemic upended the way people travel and forced airlines to make massive ... more
With less than a month left in the legislative session — and Texas Republicans split on which package of proposals might cross the finish line — HP, Microsoft, Unilever, Patagonia and two … more
Amazon.com's search and recommendation algorithms channel customers into consuming increasingly extremist misinformation, according to a new report. The report, by the Institute for Strategic … more
Texas-based video game retailer GameStop is expanding its e-commerce network with a new, 700,000-square-foot fulfillment center in York, Pa. The company ... more
Intel nearly built a massive chip fabrication plant near Fort Worth in 1991, but the tech giant instead picked Arizona because Texas property taxes were too high. Two years later, Texas lawmakers … more
Like other Black entrepreneurs in her Inglewood, California, neighborhood, Annie Graham has struggled to keep her business afloat during the pandemic. At Ms. Ann's clothing boutique on Manchester … more
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure opened their gates to guests Friday after an unprecedented 13-month closure, welcoming parkgoers to stroll down Main Street USA, pay a visit to the Haunted … more
Perhaps no industry was as badly battered by the pandemic in 2020 as the cruise industry, with business in the U.S. — its most lucrative market — banned for 9 1/2 of the … more
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