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Inflation, gas prices looming over sports biz, concessions

Dan Coyne makes an annual trip from his Pennsylvania home to watch the Chicago Bears with his brother, Dave, who has season tickets. The brothers got something to eat a couple hours before the …

USDA announces $1 billion debt relief for 36,000 farmers

The federal government announced Tuesday a program that will provide $1.3 billion in debt relief for about 36,000 farmers who have fallen behind on loan payments or face foreclosure. The U.S. …

Quality of life concerns weigh heavily on rail contract vote

The lack of some benefits most American workers can readily count on, like paid sick leave and regularly scheduled weekends, is driving some railroad workers to veto contracts that include hefty …

Social Security boost will help millions of kids, too

Seventy-year-old Cassandra Gentry is looking forward to a hefty cost-of-living increase in her Social Security benefits — not for herself but to pay for haircuts for her two grandchildren and put …

Florida shrimpers race to get battered fleet back to sea

The seafood industry in southwest Florida is racing against time and the elements to save what's left of a major shrimping fleet — and a lifestyle — that was battered by Hurricane Ian. The …

House approves antitrust bill targeting Big Tech dominance

The House on Thursday approved antitrust legislation targeting the dominance of Big Tech companies by giving states greater power in competition cases and increasing money for federal …

Unpaid internships face new scrutiny as barriers to careers

The value of an internship is unmistakable. It teaches marketable skills, it builds professional networks, and it helps students test-drive careers. But the benefits are not available to all: …

Country moved online, worked more from home as pandemic raged

During the first two years of the pandemic, the number of people working from home in the United States tripled, home values grew and the percentage of people who spent more than a third of their …

The lobster fishing industry has come under scrutiny from an influential conservation group because of the threat of entanglement in fishing gear. Some retailers are taking lobster off the menu …

Now hiring: offshore wind ramps up, workers taught safety

At a 131-year-old maritime academy along Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts, people who will build the nation's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm are learning the skills to stay safe while working …

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