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Small businesses are facing 'summer of uncertainty'

Small businesses that depend on outdoor crowds and free-spending tourists aren't sure what to expect this summer.

Red-hot summer job market awaits teens as employers sweat

Mary Jane Riva, CEO of the Pizza Factory, has a cautionary message for her customers this summer: Prepare to wait longer for your Hawaiian pie or calzone.

Unionized Starbucks stores face hard work of bargaining

It's become a common sight: jubilant Starbucks workers celebrating after successful votes to unionize at dozens of U.S. stores. But when the celebrations die down, a daunting hurdle remains: To win …

Energy secretary: US offshore wind jobs should be union jobs

The growing offshore wind industry is often touted as a boon for job creation, but who will do the work? The U.S. energy secretary and Danish wind developer Orsted say they want American union …

Stock market slump unsettling Americans eying retirement

Americans on the cusp of retiring are facing a tough choice as they watch their nest eggs shrink: Stay the course or keep working. A stock market slump this year has taken a big bite out of …

Consumers defy inflation to support economy. For how long?

With prices across the economy — from food, gas and rent to cars, airfares and hotel rooms — soaring at their fastest pace in decades, you might think Americans would tap the brakes on …

States struggle to replace fossil fuel tax revenue

Government budgets are booming in New Mexico. The reason behind the spending spree — oil.   New Mexico is the No. 2 crude oil producer among U.S. states and the top recipient of U.S. …

Less immigrant labor in U.S. contributing to price hikes

Just 10 miles from the Rio Grande, Mike Helle's farm is so short of immigrant workers that he's replaced 450 acres of labor-intensive leafy greens with crops that can be harvested by machinery.

Employers posted record job openings in March

Employers posted a record 11.5 million job openings in March, meaning the United States now has an unprecedented two job openings for every person who is unemployed. The latest data released Tuesday …

As Covid ravaged New York City, virus-wary denizens locked out of indoor public places poured into the streets, sidewalks and parks. They dined with friends in outdoor sheds hastily erected by …

Amazon union could face a tough road ahead after victory

In the aftermath of their hard-won labor victory, Amazon workers in Staten Island popped Champagne, cheered their victory and danced in celebration. But their jovial attitude will be tested by a …

Most workers at some of the most established and profitable fast-food and retail companies earn less than $15 an hour, with many making less than $10 an hour, according to findings by the Shift …

California legislators are considering a bill that would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against workers who use marijuana during their free time. The bill would prevent employers in …

Dope! State’s 1st marijuana growing licenses issued

New York approved 52 licenses that will allow hemp farmers to get a head start on growing marijuana for the state's upcoming adult market. The state Cannabis Control Board last week approved the …

Biden to require US-made steel, iron for infrastructure

The Biden administration is taking a key step toward ensuring that federal dollars will support U.S. manufacturing—issuing requirements for how projects funded by the $1 trillion bipartisan …

The profile of America's homeless population is graying. A rapidly expanding group of destitute and desperate people 50 and older are suddenly finding themselves without a permanent home after a job …

Longshoremen’s contract expiring

Negotiations on a new contract covering more than 22,000 workers at ports along the West Coast are set to begin, with the circulation of the nation’s supply of goods in the balance.The current …

Fed casts inflation fight as battle against inequality

As the Federal Reserve intensifies its efforts to tame high inflation, its top officials are casting their aggressive drive in a new light: As a blow against economic inequality.That thinking marks a …

Grad students protest low pay

Graduate student workers from universities across the nation have joined other industries in organizing their labor force. Graduate students workers who are already unionized have led …

Cafeteria employees working in the U.S. Senate are facing mass layoffs, their union Unite Here announced April 4.  More than 80 workers are expected to be laid off April 14. Foot traffic in …

As NY preps pot market, sales grow on Native American land

As New York inches toward launching a retail marijuana market, sales of buds and edibles are already flourishing on some Native American land around the state.Shops dot the main road through the U.S. …

Housing programs gets federal boost

More than 60 states, counties and cities nationwide are tapping into state and local recovery funds approved last year as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan to address a shortage of …

Russian businesses bear brunt

They're pouring out vodka, boycotting Russian restaurants and even leaving threatening voicemail messages at Russian businesses. Angered by the deadly violence and the humanitarian crisis …

Amazon Workers United has filed a charge with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that an Amazon Fresh employee in Seattle was fired in retaliation for supporting union activities. After …

Rail workers back on the job

Thousands of conductors, engineers, train and yard workers will return to work Tuesday after an agreement between Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference ended a two-day …

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