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American wage and job growth to chill this fall, warm by year-end

American wage and job growth to chill this fall, warm by year-end

American wage growth in 2021 has been the most robust in 20 years, spurred by economic reopening as workers get vaccinated, according to economic research group The Conference Board. But that may be about to change. That spurt of American wage growth may be about slow despite continued labor shortages in some businesses and the […]

Enhanced Pandemic Federal Unemployment Insurance Didn’t Hurt the Economy. Inequality Does.

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Enhanced Pandemic Federal Unemployment  Insurance Didn’t Hurt the Economy. Inequality Does.

By Rebekah Entralgo | September 15, 2021  — An estimated 9 million Americans got the rug pulled out from under them over Labor Day weekend as enhanced pandemic federal unemployment benefits expired, leaving millions of families in the lurch during a record-breaking season for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Some 35 million people — nearly 1 […]

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Travel experts on changes to international travel rules in England

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Travel experts on changes to international travel rules in England

A surge in holiday bookings is expected after simplified travel rules were announced in England on Friday.Julia Lo Bue-Said, chief executive of the Advantage Travel Partnership, and The Independent’s travel editor, Simon Calder, explain how the changes will affect travellers.

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Canada election: Why it takes 30 years to buy a house in Canada

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Canada election: Why it takes 30 years to buy a house in Canada

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Travel rules: Government scraps amber list and PCR tests for vaccinated

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Travel rules: Government scraps amber list and PCR tests for vaccinated

The government has outlined plans for a new travel system, which it says will be “easier, simpler and cheaper”.For people who are fully vaccinated, pre-departure tests will be dropped and PCR tests on return will be replaced by lateral flow tests.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the system will come into force in October and remain in place until it is reviewed in the new year.

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Week ended Sept. 11 jobless claims rise as Covid wave hits

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Week ended Sept. 11 jobless claims rise as Covid wave hits

September 16, 2021 — Week ended Sept. 11 jobless claims rose  20,000 to a total of 332,000, following a pandemic low in the prior week, a sign that rising Covid-19 infections are harming economy, the US Department of Labor reports. Applications for unemployment benefits had been steadily decreasing as a number of states cut jobless […]

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Stimulus Payments Lifted 11.7 Million People Out of Poverty During the Pandemic in 2020

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Stimulus Payments Lifted 11.7 Million People Out of Poverty During the Pandemic in 2020

The more than $400 billion in two rounds of stimulus payments the government distributed during the pandemic helped lift 11.7 million people out of poverty in 2020, according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) released today. The U.S. Census Bureau publishes SPM, an alternative to the official poverty measure that incorporates the value of noncash […]

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Tesco launches new refillable shopping with 88 products

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Tesco launches new refillable shopping with 88 products

Tesco supermarket has launched a new zero-waste shopping service where, unlike other competitor schemes, customers will not have to provide their own containers.The service will be available at 10 stores in eastern England, offering a range of popular products including some of Tesco’s own-brand items.We went along to see how it works.Filmed and edited by Samantha Everett

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In-Person Workers Slow to Return to Jobs, Data Shows

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In-Person Workers Slow to Return to Jobs, Data Shows

This report from Stateline, an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts, detailed show in-person workers, those who cannot telecommute, are reluctant to return to work as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. By Tim Henderson, Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts — Donald Trinks is seeing both sides of the labor problem in his restaurant: […]

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U.S. Economy Snapshot September 2021

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U.S. Economy Snapshot September 2021

U.S. Economy Snapshot September 2021 U.S. Economy Snapshot is a monthly presentation of the New York Federal Reserve Bank branch designed to give you a quick and accessible look at developments in the economy. Overview of the September 2021 Snapshot Data over the month showed slower employment growth and some easing of inflation pressures. Output […]

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