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China's lockdowns haven't greatly affected maritime shipping

May 19, 2022
"What we've seen is consistent cargo flow," says Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles.
Shipping hasn't slowed at the Port of Los Angeles, according to executive director Gene Seroka.
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What do nurses have to say about the nursing shortage?

May 16, 2022
"There really is not a staffing shortage per se," said National Nurses United president Deborah Burger. "There's a shortage of nurses willing to put their lives and their license and patients' lives at risk."
"There really is not a staffing shortage per se," said National Nurses United president Deborah Burger. "There's a shortage of nurses willing to put their lives and their license and patients' lives at risk, because of the conditions that our employers are providing."
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California's drought is squeezing farmers and threatening food prices

May 10, 2022
“There are a lot of empty fields that aren't being planted — something I've never seen before," say Terranova Ranch's Don Cameron.
In California, almond trees are being removed and hundreds of thousands of acres of rice won't be planted because of the drought, says Don Cameron of Terranova Ranch.
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Who is being left out of the conversation when we talk about jobs?

We spoke with Alex Camardelle, director of Workforce Policy at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, for an answer.
"When we look at some of the disaggregated dynamics of the labor market, in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, we recognize that not everybody is doing so well," says Dr. Alex Camardelle of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
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Pandemic-driven poverty in New York City persists amid recovery, report finds

The report from Robin Hood and Columbia University sheds light on the enduring economic hardship faced by many New Yorkers.
New data from Robin Hood and Columbia University paint a picture of poverty in New York City amid multiple crises.
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Closing costs: Is there a solution to the shortage of homes?

The rapid rise in home prices has provided a windfall for homeowners, but rising interest rates make home-buying increasingly out of reach for renters.
"We absolutely need to be looking under every stone for places that we can add housing ... to allow for greater density," said  Chris Herbert, managing director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
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Materials and labor shortages continue to complicate construction industry

Apr 26, 2022
Oregon-based journeyman and business owner Maurice Rahming said he's contending with long wait times for steel and electrical equipment.
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How supply chain issues and inflation have started to reshape advertising

Apr 15, 2022
What's the message for brands when the stuff they're selling is either not available or more expensive?
Some brands are shifting away from product-focused advertising as supply chain issues make it harder to get goods.
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The pandemic has worsened youth disconnection, exacerbated inequality, report finds

The pandemic increased the proportion of young people who are out of work and out of school, undermining wealth, health and happiness.
"It's really important that we don't let young people who fell through the cracks lose their chance at an education entirely," said Measure of America's Kristen Lewis.
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Another cure for inflation? Making markets more competitive.

Apr 1, 2022
Companies facing few competitors can hike prices more easily than those in competitive markets.
The economic theory behind this is that companies in markets with more players aren't able to pass higher costs on to consumers as easily.
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