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Opinion

Opinion: Tricky Recovery as Western Drought Looms Over Summer

After the long, dark night of the pandemic, many are predicting a rosy dawn followed by a bright summer day. The feeling is that we, the people, have borne the battle and can now celebrate the victory. But recoveries are tricky, and this recovery will be trickier than most because we are coming out of

Employment

Desperate for workers, US restaurants and stores raise pay

U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay in an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the pandemic eases. McDonald’s, Sheetz and Chipotle are just some of the latest companies to follow Amazon, Walmart and Costco in boosting wages, in some cases to $15 an hour

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