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Adding up the economic benefits of volunteering during a pandemic

Jun 4, 2021
One study found the net benefit from a British health service volunteer program equated to a $627 million boost for the economy.
During the pandemic, volunteers in England got the same wellbeing boost that they would get from receiving a $2,500 bonus, new research from the London School of Economics reveals this week. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

Biden administration rolls out new vaccine incentives

Jun 4, 2021
About 63% of Americans have gotten at least one vaccine dose. The Biden administration wants to get to 70% by July 4.
From free donuts to lottery entries, do vaccine incentives work?
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Hiring was solid in May, but again not as high as expected

Jun 4, 2021
The pace of hiring picked up in May, with U.S. employers adding 559,000 jobs, but it missed economists' forecasts.
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Unemployment claims drop for 5th week in a row

Jun 3, 2021
The Labor Department said Thursday that jobless claims dropped to 385,000, down 20,000 from the week before.
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Restaurants find tech adopted during the pandemic serves them well

Jun 3, 2021
One restaurant says a QR code system for ordering means it can hire fewer people to wait on customers –– and it can pay those people more.
A Bartaco restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, uses a QR code-based ordering system.
Susanna Capelouto

How the hospitality industry is trying to lure workers

May 31, 2021
Many are offering bonuses. Some are pounding the streets for leads. And potential employees suggest being nicer to workers.
A "Help Wanted" sign is posted beside coronavirus safety guidelines at a restaurant in Los Angeles on May 28.
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Shortages of bikes, kayaks, and workers: How tourists attractions in the Black Hills are bracing for crowds

May 31, 2021
Like other areas of the country that depend on tourism, the South Dakota region is expecting bigger-than-usual crowds.
Above, tourists visit Mount Rushmore National Monument last year.
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Nashville music industry wants more help with reopening from city

May 31, 2021
In "Music City," independent venues and musicians say they could use more resources to bring audiences back.
Daniel Walker (left) and Amy Dee Richardson stand on the porch outside Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge.
Paige Pfleger

With pandemic easing, how long does Zoom stay hot?

May 31, 2021
The videoconferencing technology company has been a mainstay of the pandemic experience. It will report financial results Tuesday.
Zoom founder Eric Yuan in front of the Nasdaq building in New York. The company's videoconferencing technology caught on as people stayed home during lockdown.
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