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Pent-up demand for a vacation

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A couple sits in deck chairs. Employers might receive a wave of employee time off requests in the near future, testing companies' flexibility.

Employers might receive a wave of employee time off requests in the near future, testing companies' flexibility. Oli Scarff/Getty Images

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What consumer spending can tell us about the economic recovery

by Marielle Segarra Apr 28, 2021
The numbers are a snapshot of March, when many Americans were spending freshly received stimulus checks.

Why a rise in wholesale inventories could be a beacon of optimism

by Justin Ho Apr 28, 2021
Wholesalers are like the middlemen of the retail supply chain, buying goods from manufacturers to sell to retailers.

Fast-food loyalty programs have grown during the pandemic

by Kristin Schwab Apr 28, 2021
Companies are competing with one another — and delivery apps — for your data.
Microbusinesses and the pandemic

Struggling venue operators can finally seize the federal government’s lifeline

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Apr 28, 2021
Applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant reopened on Monday after a failed launch earlier this month.

Voting rights issue sparks huge fundraising across political spectrum

by Kimberly Adams Apr 28, 2021
There’s been a fight over the right to vote throughout American history, but in the last year, it's gone into overdrive.
Workplace Culture

Employers brace for vaccine vacation crunch

by Meghan McCarty Carino Apr 28, 2021
Americans are notorious for not taking vacations, but with so much pent-up demand, this year could be different.

United States of Work: Gaile Harrell

On this segment of our ongoing series "United States of Work,” we hear from Gaile Harrell, a part-time cashier at a Royal Farms convenience store in Ashburn, Virginia.

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