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The “data desert” in monthly jobs reports

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics collects data for its monthly jobs report by talking to businesses and individuals. Some folks it doesn't talk to? American Indians and Alaska Natives. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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Business inventories went up between December and January. That's not normal.

by Justin Ho Feb 1, 2022
Part of the problem is our old friend, the congested supply chain.

Corporate investors remain bullish on real estate market

by Meghan McCarty Carino Feb 1, 2022
Corporations bought a record share of homes last year and can make it hard for regular homebuyers to compete.

Job openings — and resignations — still at historic highs

by Sabri Ben-Achour Feb 1, 2022
26 million people quit their jobs over the past six months. In December, employers had about as many jobs open as they ever have.

BBC's funding system under fire amid viewership changes, Conservatives' hostility

by Stephen Beard Feb 1, 2022
Boris Johnson's government may scrap the national license fee that's funded the UK broadcaster for generations.

In Ukraine, the Russian invasion scare could be keeping out foreign investors

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Feb 1, 2022
The threat undermines “Ukraine's position on international markets" said the Atlantic Council's Peter Dickinson. "Companies can't finance themselves."

Indigenous workers have been hit hard by COVID-19. But Friday's jobs report won't reflect that.

by Savannah Maher Feb 1, 2022
American Indians and Alaska Natives aren't included in the monthly report, so they are often left out of discussions on economic well-being in the U.S.

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Just the Two of Us (feat. Bill Withers) Grover Washington, Jr., Bill Withers

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