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New research shows racial discrimination in hiring is still happening at the earliest stages

Evan Rose, co-author and Saieh Family Research Fellow at the University of Chicago, discusses how discrimination based on job applicant name is still pervasive
Job application forms await applicants for hospitality employment during a Zislis Group job fair at The Brew Hall on June 23, 2021 in Torrance, California.
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Robinhood’s IPO: The app that popularized meme stocks goes public

Jul 29, 2021
Why the trading app is courting everyday investors with its initial public offering.
The trading app is courting everyday investors with its initial public stock offering.
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Remembering art supply store Pearl Paint, a mecca for New York artists

Jul 28, 2021
Architectural lighting designer Sylvia Olmos talks about her personal connection to the famed art supply store.
Pearl Paint, an art supply store in lower Manhattan, was an institution for artists until its closure in 2014.
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“Summer of Soul” producers on battling Black erasure to make the film

Jul 22, 2021
Why the Harlem Cultural Festival, known as “Black Woodstock,” was forgotten for decades.
The 5th Dimension performs at the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969, as seen in the new documentary "Summer of Soul."
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A California farm battles drought: “We're out here trying to survive"

Jul 16, 2021
A historic drought threatening crops in the West could send food prices higher.
Terranova Ranch in California's Central Valley was forced to re-drill two of its wells after they ran dry.
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Are we entering an era of higher inflation?

Jul 15, 2021
Experts say global forces that helped keep inflation low for decades — like international trade and an expanding workforce — are dissipating.
Global trade and the worldwide labor force have restrained inflation, experts say, but key trends might be reversing.
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Boosting American innovation might involve immigration reform

Jul 12, 2021
Experts say U.S. progress in STEM fields is closely tied to immigration policy.
Congress is worried the U.S. is losing its technological edge. Experts say immigration reform is the answer.
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Why people are quitting their jobs and starting businesses

The high quit rate and number of new startups signals optimism in the economy's future.
Many people are quitting their jobs and becoming entrepreneurs, signaling confidence in the economy's future.
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How Nebraska's largest Black-owned business is approaching the post-pandemic era

Jul 1, 2021
"We are at an inflection point," said Carmen Tapio, founder and CEO of North End Teleservices.
"We are at an inflection point," said Carmen Tapio, founder and CEO of North End Teleservices in Omaha.
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One way to boost innovation? Invite everyone to the meeting.

Jun 30, 2021
Author Keith Ferrazzi says remote and hybrid work lets organizations expand who's involved in decision-making.
Author Keith Ferrazzi says remote and hybrid work lets organizations expand who's involved in decision-making.
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