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The cap of a former student of Jefferson County Public Schools can be seen as they clap within their row during a makeup graduation ceremony at Central High School on May 28, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The cap of a former student of Jefferson County Public Schools can be seen as they clap within their row during a makeup graduation ceremony at Central High School on May 28, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. Jon Cherry/Getty Images

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COVID & Unemployment

Is the virus still in control of the economy?

by Mitchell Hartman Feb 17, 2022
Recent numbers suggest this economy is increasingly shrugging its shoulders at the pandemic.

Although housing starts slid in January, more building is coming

by Amy Scott Feb 17, 2022
As that omicron wanes and weather warms, analysts expect building to pick up. That doesn't mean it'll make a dent in the housing shortage.

Hiring based on skills instead of college degrees opens up opportunities for millions

by Meghan McCarty Carino Feb 17, 2022
As the labor market heats up, an increasing number of companies are pledging to change their approach to recruitment.

Sustainable fuel for planes is closer than you may think

by Andy Uhler Feb 17, 2022
Still, it will take greater regulation to popularize its use. "Voluntary goals don't work," one expert told us.

"There will always be a need for donor milk,” says leader of a milk bank

by Kai Ryssdal and Anais Amin Feb 17, 2022
Donated breast milk helps nonlactating mothers provide nutrition to their babies. But the supply is down, and the need is urgent.

What does it take to launch a successful toy?

by Stephanie Hughes Feb 17, 2022
Americans are buying lots of toys right now. But launching a new one is still very difficult — a good idea is no guarantee of success

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93 'Til Infinity Souls Of Mischief
School Four Tet
Lowrider Yussef Kamaal
Wide Eyes Local Natives
Brick Ben Folds Five
Colors - Audien Remix Halsey, Audien

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