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Is fast fashion catching up to real time?

Jul 22, 2021
Shein, a fast-growing, China-based clothing brand, relies on a “real-time fashion” model that slashes the time from design to production.
Expanding Chinese clothing brand Shein prioritizes its web presence. Its "real-time fashion" model enables it to capture opportunities quickly.
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Fewer students fill out FAFSA, enroll in college since pandemic began

Jul 21, 2021
The National College Attainment Network estimates that about 270,000 fewer high school seniors have filled out the FAFSA since 2019.
People mill about on the City University of New York campus. During the pandemic, the number of FAFSA applicants dropped, which means fewer eligible could students receive grants and loans.
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How the pandemic affected one paramedic's career

Jul 19, 2021
With the pandemic forcing school and daycare closures around the country, children are spending more time at home — and women are bearing the brunt of that.
Women’s labor force participation fell to 56.2% in June, the lowest levels since 1988, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Teenagers are flooding the hot summer job market

Jul 19, 2021
Many employers are turning to younger people to fill labor shortages as business reopen. Two teenagers share their work stories.
The number of 16- to 19-year-olds who work jumped to 31.9% in June from a year earlier, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Why this South Carolina county is seeing an investment boom

Jul 12, 2021
Spartanburg County is receiving more investment this year than in the last four years, much of it in manufacturing.
About 36% of Spartanburg County jobs are auto-related, said David Britt, chair of the county's economic development committee. The local economy is enjoying what he calls "Earth-shattering numbers."
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A nearly 200-year-old sweet shop stood the test of time. How is it weathering the pandemic?

Jul 5, 2021
The Oldest Sweet Shop in the World has witnessed wars and other strife from its location in northern England.
“We stock many traditional sweets,” says Ben Howie, owner of the Oldest Sweet Shop in the World, located in Pateley Bridge, England.
Courtesy Elizabeth Hotson (BBC/Marketplace)

At this dim sum restaurant, challenges remain as customers return

Jul 2, 2021
Eateries returning to dine-in service may face staffing problems, higher costs and the need to transform their business models — again.
Golden Unicorn restaurant in New York’s Chinatown serves traditional dim sum. It's trying to adapt to changing conditions and higher costs.
Courtesy Darren Liu

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Those people working from home? Many of them aren't home

Jun 25, 2021
Restaurants, hotels and even retail outlets have grabbed a business opportunity to attract remote workers with their space.
Many people enjoy the flexibility of working from home, but are they home?
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Why you might not want to rush back into the office

Jun 24, 2021
"We will be able to have more effective team meetings in a virtual and remote world than we did in a physical world," says author Keith Ferrazzi.
“We will be able to have more effective team meetings in a virtual and remote world than we did in a physical world," says author Keith Ferrazzi.
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Making gelato e-commerce friendly is like starting a new business

Jun 18, 2021
Uli Nasibova of Uli's Gelato in Los Angeles, sees her future online, but getting there could mean some trial and error.
"I spent the first six or seven months creating an e-commerce solution for shipping my gelato, and the economics of that already aged," says Uli Nasibova, owner of Uli's Gelato.
Nina Uemurasachi