As pandemic benefits end, unemployment for Black workers is on the rise
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Later in the show: a working mom's experience with the hot rental market, how the labor shortage impacts school lunches and a look at two dueling lobster shacks.
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Black workers were the only racial or ethnic group for whom unemployment rose in the most recent monthly data — to nearly 9%.
An uptick in vaccination rates in the rural United States corresponds with rising COVID-19 infections and a slimming number of ICU beds.
Schools are struggling to find workers to serve children, and they are receiving fewer menu items from distributors and manufacturers.
In Spokane, Washington’s hot rental market, finding an affordable home is “like a full time job” said Spokane Valley resident Kali Capps.
At one Maine lobster shack, waiting in line is part of the experience for its customers.
When Bansky enjoys a "spray-cation"
Like many other Brits, graffiti artist Banksy has been enjoying summer staycation at the English seaside. A number of new works claimed by the artist have been cropping up in smaller towns. While the art is bringing in new tourists, preserving the works is a challenge for cash-strapped local councils.