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Recent articles by Paul:

There is a surge in new job openings. Why there isn't a surge in job candidates.

More employers are actively recruiting job candidates, even for low- and middle-level white collar jobs as fewer answer ads during COVID crisis. → Read More

The economy added 916K jobs in March, unemployment fell to 6% as states eased restrictions on businesses, vaccinations spread

Employers added 916,000 jobs in March, and unemployment fell to 6% as states eased COVID restrictions on businesses and vaccinations increased. → Read More

The economy added 916K jobs in March, unemployment fell to 6% as states eased restrictions on businesses, vaccinations spread

Employers added 916,000 jobs in March, and unemployment fell to 6% as states eased COVID restrictions on businesses and vaccinations increased. → Read More

Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan would lift economy but higher taxes may hamper growth until projects roll out

President Biden's $2 trillion structure plan would boost the economy, experts say, but it may be a drag on growth initially → Read More

Are you spending or saving your third stimulus check? It could determine the strength of the COVID-19 recovery

If consumers spend most of their stimulus checks, it could mean a more robust recovery but also raise the specter of high inflation. → Read More

Krispy Kreme CEO defends free doughnuts offer to those vaccinated: 'If folks don't want to visit a donut shop, they don't have to.'

Krispy Kreme's CEO defended the company's offer of a free doughnut a day to people get the COVID vaccine after a social media backlash. → Read More

Suez Canal blockage could intensify shipping delays, lead to shortages of toilet paper, coffee and other consumer goods

A cargo ship's blockage of the Suez Canal could worsen shipping snarls and spark shortages of toilet paper, coffee and other products. → Read More

These cities could become the biggest winners and losers as more Americans shift to remote work

The 5 metro areas that could gain the most and five that could lose the most from the shift to remote work → Read More

As restaurants hire and COVID cases fall, the U.S. economy gains 379,000 jobs in February

The economy added 379,000 jobs in February and unemployment fell to 6.2% → Read More

As restaurants hire and COVID cases fall, the U.S. economy gains 379,000 jobs in February

The economy added 379,000 jobs in February and unemployment fell to 6.2% → Read More

'Remarkable outcome': Big gains are likely for the economy this year even as COVID-19 damage lingers

Government stimulus, falling COVID-19 cases and the vaccine rollout are spurring economic growth and heralding bigger gains later this year. → Read More

Should couples who make between $100K and $150K get another stimulus check?

Reducing the income limit for married couples to receive a $2,800 stimulus check would target most of the 31M who can't pay monthly bills: study says. → Read More

$15 minimum wage would boost pay for millions but would cost 1.4 million jobs, report says

Congressional Budget Office estimates that raising minimum wage to $15 per hour would lift 900,000 Americans out of poverty, leave others unemployed. → Read More

Ugh, I can't afford this house: First-time homebuyers get help with down payments from family and friends

More than half of first-time home buyers are getting help with the down payment from family or friends, a new survey shows. → Read More

'It's going to end up better for me': Many workers who lost jobs due to COVID-19 have found higher-paying positions

Many laid-off workers are landing new jobs for more money and with better titles. How are they doing that even as others continue to struggle? → Read More

Gannett refinances $1B in debt from merger in cost-saving move

Gannett refinances $1 billion in debt from its merger in a move that will save $90 million in 2021. → Read More

Janet Yellen becomes the first female Treasury chief; may be a calming influence in a divided Washington

Janet Yellen became the first woman to head the U.S. Treasury this week, a centrist who could bridge the economic divide in Washington. → Read More

How Biden's orders could help America's neediest who have been battered by COVID-19 pandemic

How Biden's executive orders could swiftly help the hungry and others coping with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic → Read More

Economy loses 140,000 jobs in December as unemployment holds at 6.7% amid COVID-19 spikes

Employers shed 140,000 jobs in December amid COVID-19 surges and new business restrictions. → Read More

Minimum wage set to rise in 20 states, 32 localities as growing number adopt $15 an hour

The minimum wage is set to rise in 20 states and 32 localities on or around New Year's Day as the push toward $15 an hour spreads. → Read More