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How hard is it to get cost-of-living raises during times of inflation?

Jun 16, 2021
Typically, unionized companies are the ones that directly tie cost-of-living increases to inflation. And union membership has been falling.
“In nonunionized companies, it's very unusual for there to be an explicit cost-of-living increase,” says Erica Groshen, a senior economics adviser at Cornell University. Above, two women negotiate in an office.
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How could athlete sponsorships change after the French Open?

Jun 14, 2021
Both Naomi Osaka and Roger Federer withdrew from the tennis tournament. Here’s what it could mean for the future of sports sponsorships.
Naomi Osaka playing a backhand in her first round match against Patricia Maria Tig of Romania during Day One of the 2021 French Open.
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How does age discrimination affect the economy?

Jun 3, 2021
Bias against older workers may lead to hundreds of billions of dollars in lost wages and GDP.
The problem of age discrimination, which hurts older workers and reduces GDP, may have worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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What will airline prices look like this summer?

May 28, 2021
As the U.S. reopens, more people are eager to travel. Prices are rising and lodging may be limited, so book early.
Travelers wait at JFK International in New York City on Friday, ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
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Can highway billboard signs change driver behavior?

May 27, 2021
Dozens of states are spending time crafting safety messages using puns or humor to encourage safe driving habits.
A view of a highway billboard sign in Ohio aimed at improving driver behavior.
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Protesters injured by police face big medical bills

May 26, 2021
In addition to physical pain and financial costs, demonstrators can suffer damage to their job prospects.
Demonstrators sit in the street before a row of police officers in Minneapolis a few days after the slaying of George Floyd. During the protest movement, many activists suffered physical injury and financial loss.
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What if the U.S. had a national maximum wage?

May 20, 2021
The average CEO makes hundreds of times more money than the average worker. A maximum wage policy would narrow that gap.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is worth an estimated $192 billion, according to Forbes.
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Here’s who will benefit from the expanded child tax credit

May 18, 2021
Under the American Rescue Plan, eligible families could receive a monthly payment for each child under 18.
The American Rescue Plan provides expanded benefits for families with children under the age of 18.
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