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A cautious approach to holiday hiring

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Walmart employees walk down an aisle during Black Friday shopping on November 29, 2019 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Walmart employees walk down an aisle during Black Friday shopping on November 29, 2019 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images

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Companies plan to hire fewer seasonal workers this year

by Kristin Schwab Sep 22, 2022
Retailers are worried that inflation and fear of a potential recession will impact holiday spending.

As economies worldwide struggle with inflation, Japan faces another problem: a weak yen

by Justin Ho Sep 22, 2022
As many central banks raise interest rates, the Bank of Japan is keeping them low to prop up the economy. That leads to a depreciated currency.

U.S. oil reserve tumbles to lowest level in 4 decades

by Samantha Fields Sep 22, 2022
Biden authorized the release of crude from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to boost supply and ease gas prices after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Schools call on FCC for cybersecurity funding

by Stephanie Hughes Sep 22, 2022
School districts big and small are increasingly popular targets for ransomware attacks.

A professor’s "antithesis" to self-aggrandizing personal websites

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Sep 22, 2022
“It's meant to illustrate the vanity of human pretensions,” says Karl Aquino of the University of British Columbia.

Fall is prime time for apple picking

by Anais Amin Sep 22, 2022
“We'd like to think that we're responsible for high demand but it's really the weather," says Al Rose of Red Apple Farm.

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Nothing Breaks Like a Heart Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus

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