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We're talking intergenerational miscommunication today. Plus: Boeing's latest woes and the difference between the minimum wage and a "living wage."

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Workplace Culture

Ellipses and emoji: How age affects communication at work

by Meghan McCarty Carino Oct 21, 2019
Do you know what signal your punctuation and shorthand are sending colleagues?
Using emoji at work can create miscommunication between generations.
Stephen Lam/Getty Images
My Economy

Farming during a trade war

by Daisy Palacios Oct 21, 2019
The loss of soybean sales to China have created a lot of stress, says farmer Blake Hurst.
Blake Hurst on his farm in Atchinson County, MO.
Courtesy of Blake Hurst

Paying a living wage in D.C. isn’t always easy. Workers say it’s also not enough.

by Sasha-Ann Simons Oct 21, 2019
Government officials in the city hope that new incentives will entice local businesses to pay employees a living wage.
“I pay the living wage, but I want to pay so much more,” said Anika Hobbs, owner of Nubian Hueman, a fashion boutique in Washington, D.C.
Tyrone Turner/WAMU

The economy could use more storytellers

by Bennett Purser and Kai Ryssdal Oct 21, 2019
According to some economic heavyweights, it's time to get back to words and stories.
English majors in University are down 25.5% since the financial crisis.
Win McNamee/Getty Images

Boeing troubles spill over into U.S. economy

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 21, 2019
The longer the company's 737 Max jet stays grounded, the more impact Boeing suppliers and customers feel.
Boeing's first 737 MAX 9 is rolled out for media at the Boeing factory in Renton, Washington, in 2017.
Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images

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