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Consumer sentiment has an income divide

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A United Parcel Service truck delivers boxes in Manhattan in April.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 26: A United Parcel Service (UPS) truck delivers boxes in Manhattan on April 26, 2022 in New York City. The Atlanta-based courier announced that revenue rose 6.4% to $24.4 billion in the first quarter. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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What Walmart and Home Depot's rising sales say about consumer sentiment

by Justin Ho Aug 16, 2022
Walmart customers are thinking about rising prices. Home Depot customers are thinking about rising interest rates.

What might new leadership at ERCOT mean for the troubled Texas power grid?

by Andy Uhler Aug 16, 2022
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas' new CEO has experience working under a different power pricing model — a capacity market.
A Warmer World

Heat waves perilous for delivery truck drivers

by Meghan McCarty Carino Aug 16, 2022
The workday of a package delivery driver is never easy. High temperatures and humidity make them worse.
COVID-19

Remote workers have stayed in Truckee, California, but not the local workforce

by Matt Levin Aug 16, 2022
Skyrocketing housing costs are driving out the local labor force, leaving all kinds of businesses in the small town short-staffed.

At some universities, tenure may become a thing of the past. That could have an economic impact.

by Stephanie Hughes Aug 16, 2022
Academics want it. Critics want to restrict it. The issue could affect a state's ability to recruit educators.

Ice cream trucks struggle despite the heat

by Kai Ryssdal and Nicholas Guiang Aug 16, 2022
Ice cream trucks are raising prices to keep up with increasing costs. That's putting a chill in sales, Christina Morales of The New York Times reports.

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