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View of an illustration outside a parquet sales office next to an employment agency in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 8, 2021. REUTERS / Chris Helgren / File Photo OTTAWA, October 28 (Reuters) – Canadian workers are fast becoming staples in a tight labor market, and companies are increasingly forced to raise wages to fill positions …

FAIRMONT – The unofficial chief economist of West Virginia offers a mix of good and bad news for the economic outlook for north-central West Virginia. In his research, John Deskins, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of West Virginia, compared past economic performance with the state of the region’s …

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers’ criticism that the Federal Reserve and other central banks are focusing too much on “awakened” social issues reflects a growing concern that policymakers are not paying enough attention to the inflation. Mr Summers, a Democrat, makes his point as Senate Republicans try to stop Congressional Democrats and President Biden from …

I like that in journalism we use the term “beats” to describe when a reporter is focusing on a particular issue. “Beat” makes you think of music; it is the regular pulse, the element that makes you applaud. The word can also evoke the heart. Each heartbeat is a measure of life. These two definitions …

The US economy right now is a bit like Dune. Not Frank Herbert’s masterful epic sci-fi novel, nor Denis Villeneuve’s new and supposedly lavish film adaptation. I mean the infamously confusing version of David Lynch’s 1984 film, which is mostly remembered for being a semi-glorious mess. Like this spatial oddity, today’s economy is too strange …

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Caleb McCullough and Rylee Wilson If your time is short Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, a member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and its former chairman, has linked inflation that is …

Will the new city attorney, David Chiu, fight for progressive legislation that holds back big tech? We should find out soon. Food delivery companies DoorDash and Grubhub are suing The City in a heated legal battle over the gig economy with surprising twists and turns. First of all, companies have a star witness: the Mayor …

As New Yorkers eagerly await regulation of the state’s adult cannabis market, one thing is already certain: Marijuana license applicants will have to make peace with pre-arranged work. A clause in state marijuana regulation and taxation law states that anyone seeking a license must first sign a peace agreement with a “good faith labor organization.” …

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March 2020, the remote workforce skyrocketed almost overnight, from just 7% of the workforce to almost 40% at the peak of the pandemic. Today, the pandemic is drawing to a close, but remote working is likely to remain there for many workers. My research at the American Enterprise Institute …

HORRY COUNTY (WBTW) – The incoming increase in the cost of living adjustment for Social Security and Supplementary Security Income (SSI) recipients is expected to benefit our region more than others, says professor from Coastal Carolina University (CCU). Benefits will increase 5.9% for 2022, one of the biggest increases in decades. “The economy of Myrtle …