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A "Now Hiring" sign is displayed in a Potbelly Sandwich Shop window, which reflects a walking pedestrian.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: A store advertises that they are hiring in lower Manhattan on June 1, 2018 in New York, New York. According to the Labor Department, which released its official hiring and unemployment figures for May on Friday, the unemployment rate in America was 3.8 percent, that is down from 3.9 percent in April and the lowest since 2000. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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Another week of historically low unemployment claims confirms the job market's on fire

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 21, 2022
Two years ago, more than 4 million people filed for benefits in a single week. This year, the number's around 180,000.

As natural gas prices rise, should we send less of it abroad?

by Andy Uhler Apr 21, 2022
The U.S. is sending record amounts of liquefied natural gas overseas. But a lot of those export contracts are in 20-year increments.

Bulk buying and back channels: Accessing fresh food during Shanghai's lockdowns

Today, we check in with China correspondent Jennifer Pak about what it's been like trying to get food during strict lockdowns in China’s largest city.
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Ever wanted to be a flight attendant? Here are the "bizarre requirements" applicants had to meet in the 1960s.

by Nell McShane Wulfhart Apr 21, 2022
Nell McShane Wulfhart tells the story of how women organized to fight sexism in the cabin and turn the job into a lifelong career.

Blackstone sees opportunity in student housing

by Stephanie Hughes Apr 21, 2022
The investment firm is buying American Campus Communities, the largest developer, owner, and manager of student housing in the U.S.

Food businesses across the UK pivot again as crowds return to restaurants, shops

by Victoria Craig Apr 21, 2022
Food delivery operations were activated as eateries and grocery stores emptied. But with restrictions lifted, those changes are fading.

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