Economy

Inflation Is Popping From Sydney to San Francisco. It May Be a Good Sign.

Price gains are shooting higher across many advanced economies as consumer demand, shortages and other pandemic-related factors combine to fuel…

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A coup in Guinea adds fuel to aluminium’s red-hot rally

Sep 7th 2021 FEW MIGHT have guessed that Guinea, a west African country of 13m people, played a big role…

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Unemployment Benefits Expire for Millions Without Pushback From Biden

WASHINGTON — Expanded unemployment benefits that have kept millions of Americans afloat during the pandemic expired on Monday, setting up…

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We’ll Give You a Week Off. Please Don’t Quit.

As long as underlying problems remain, such as ad agencies accepting lower pay, then cutting or underpaying qualified workers, extra…

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The new economics of global cities

Sep 5th 2021 London and San Francisco THE ECONOMIC recovery from the covid-19 pandemic is lopsided in many ways. Vaccinations…

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When Hard Jobs Turn Hazardous

In early summer, a day laborer laying irrigation lines at a plant nursery just south of Portland, Ore., collapsed to…

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Wage gains remained strong in August as hiring slowed.

Wages continued to grow briskly in August even as hiring decelerated, a surprising development that economists said was probably driven…

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U.S. employers added 235,000 jobs in August, a marked slowdown.

The American economy slowed abruptly last month, adding 235,000 jobs, a sharp drop from the huge gains recorded earlier in…

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Using bitcoin as legal tender

WHEN ASKED if anyone has tried to use bitcoin to pay her, a woman selling coffee and pastries in San…

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The Work-From-Home Economy and the Urban Job Outlook

Offices are unlikely to be as full after the pandemic as they were before. Service businesses and their employees will…

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