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The week the Delta variant threatened the economy

4 days ago   |   Business Insider

The Delta variant of the coronavirus is putting the unvaccinated at risk. Irfan Khan/Getty Images The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus now makes up the...
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Inside the disagreement and inaction in Congress over raising the minimum wage, which hasn't gone up in 12 years

4 days ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during an event to introduce the Raise The Wage Act in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol January 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip...
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'Freak-out' factor will determine delta's impact on U.S. economy

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A former deputy secretary of the Treasury thinks fiscal policy can be rewritten to combat the climate crisis - here's how

4 days ago   |   Business Insider

Amazon said in June 202 that its carbon footprint rose 15% over the previous year, even as it launched initiatives to reduce its harm on the environment. Associated Press Paul...
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Influencer marketing stats: How creators have impacted businesses in 2021

4 days ago   |   Business Insider

Nearly 68% of US marketers from companies with 100 or more employees will use influencer marketing in 2021. And influencer and other paid content will represent 20% of US...
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Food incubator CommonWealth Kitchen buys 36,000-square-foot space in Dorchester

4 days ago   |   Boston Herald

CommonWealth Kitchen, a Dorchester-based nonprofit that helps food startups get off the ground, is settling into its new permanent home in the 36,000-square-foot Bornstein and...
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Evening Edition: Both Unemployment And Inflation Rise In June

4 days ago   |   FOX News

After experiencing losses due to inflation fears and concerns over the Delta variant surge, the stock market made a comeback late this week. Wall Street is certain to keep...
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3 signs the labor shortage could end soon - and one major sign that it won't, according to UBS

4 days ago   |   Business Insider

The labor shortage is hitting fast food restaurants. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images UBS Evidence Lab economists said job openings and retirement peaks may signify an end to...
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The rapid growth the U.S. economy has seen is about to hit a wall

4 days ago   |   CNBC

The US. economy is expected to post another roaring growth spurt in the second quarter, before a slow and steady dose of reality starts to sink in.
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The Delta variant could make the American shopper go back into lockdown, BofA says

4 days ago   |   Business Insider

Bolstered by three rounds of stimulus checks, US consumers have been spending more. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Delta variant could hurt the American shopper, and the...
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NYC outdoor dining a noisy, dirty ‘nightmare' for residents fighting expansion

NYC outdoor dining a noisy, dirty ‘nightmare' for residents fighting expansion

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Disney executives won't attend CinemaCon in-person as delta Covid variant...

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Yellen urges Congress to raise or suspend the debt limit by Aug. 2

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Biden job approval rating drops to 50% in Gallup poll, his lowest to date...

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Amazon's Leap Into Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are contending with a population that's growing sicker, heightened spending, and shifting consumer demands for fast and convenient services. Big tech... Read more ...

A man used AI to bring back his deceased fiancé. But the creators of the...

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Biden set to nominate Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Australia: report

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill that bans police from posting...

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London luxury homes sell at feverish pace

Luxury homes in London sold at breakneck pace in the first half of 2021. There were 237 deals that closed above $6.8 million, according to Mansion Global. That tally was 59... Read more ...