A bonus? In this economy?
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In an effort to retain employees, businesses are trying new strategies to compensate them for the costs of inflation. Plus, how drought could affect energy bills and why there's no free school lunch (for most students).
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Target, Walmart and others have struggled to keep up with changes in consumer buying and have had to predict demand further in advance.
From early bonuses to gas cards and free lunch, companies offer perks to retain employees while struggling to keep their costs down.
Office occupancy remains low in cities like New York and San Francisco, while places like Columbus, Ohio, are nearly back to pre-pandemic levels.
Coal, natural gas and nuclear plants need water to make the steam that moves turbines, and as a cooling agent.
The pandemic relief program that provided free meals was an outlier in the 75-year history of the federal school lunch program.
In the tourist hot spot of the Texas Big Bend, some raise concerns about taxes used to promote even more tourism.