There have been signs of robust economic growth, but consumer concerns are rising ... along with the surge of the Delta variant of COVID-19.
While delays and shortages could be just short-term disruptions, tariffs, which also push up prices, are expected to remain.
One way retailers and restaurants can attract workers is to offer higher pay, though that's easier for larger businesses.
Whether or not women recover economically from this pandemic is everybody’s problem.
But almost a year into the pandemic, most front-line workers are going without it.
The thing is, it’s cheaper for retailers when you shop in-store.
Retailers like Century 21 are blaming unpaid insurance claims for their bankruptcies.