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Walmart announces corporate staff will return to office in November

Walmart announces corporate staff will return to office in November

Walmart announced its corporate employees will return to the office during the week of Nov. 8, the company said Friday. “We had a way of working before the pandemic and we developed an effective way of working during the pandemic. Now, I’m excited about our new, more flexible way of working,” Donna Morris, chief people…MORE

Here’s how retailers are pushing you to start holiday shopping early
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Here’s how retailers are pushing you to start holiday shopping early

Black Friday always starts early, but this year, the holiday shopping bonanza is kicking off earlier than ever — more than a month sooner than usual. Major retailers are pushing people to shop earlier than ever this year so shoppers can grab some deals — if they can find them — and avoid disappointments. The…MORE

Not stopping ‘Stop the Steal:’ Facebook Papers paint damning picture of company’s role in insurrection
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Not stopping ‘Stop the Steal:’ Facebook Papers paint damning picture of company’s role in insurrection

Just days after insurrectionists stormed the Capitol on January 6th, Facebook’s Chief Operational Officer Sheryl Sandberg downplayed her company’s role in what had happened. “We know this was organized online. We know that,” she said in an interview with Reuters. “We… took down QAnon, Proud Boys, Stop the Steal, anything that was talking about possible…MORE

SkyWest cancels and delays thousands of flights
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SkyWest cancels and delays thousands of flights

SkyWest, a regional airline that operates flights for several major US carriers, has canceled and delayed thousands of flights over the past two days. The airline explained that it experienced an “operational disruption” on Thursday, and that the cancellations and delays cascaded into Friday because it had to get “crew and aircraft into position.” According…MORE

Biden’s fixes to the student loan forgiveness program are a good start, but they aren’t enough
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Biden’s fixes to the student loan forgiveness program are a good start, but they aren’t enough

Earlier this month, the Department of Education announced major fixes to a well-intentioned yet broken program that was designed to help millions of teachers, police officers, military personnel and other public service workers alleviate student loan debt. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program is a contract with the American people. By offering significant loan…MORE

Walmart recalls aromatherapy spray that contained deadly bacteria
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Walmart recalls aromatherapy spray that contained deadly bacteria

Walmart is recalling an aromatherapy room spray that contained a dangerous bacteria, which can cause a fatal health condition, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday. The retailer is recalling 3,900 bottles of the Better Homes and Gardens-branded essential oil infused aromatherapy room spray with gemstones. The spray bottles could contain Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria,…MORE

Housing is the economy’s Energizer bunny: It keeps going and going
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Housing is the economy’s Energizer bunny: It keeps going and going

The housing market is showing no significant signs of slowing, despite some concerns that prices may be close to peaking as mortgage rates climb. Housing starts in September were up from a year ago, while existing home sales topped economists’ forecasts and rose from August levels. Even as some sectors of the economy remain muted,…MORE

Vaccines are helping the economy return to normal. Supply chain problems are holding it back
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Vaccines are helping the economy return to normal. Supply chain problems are holding it back

Covid continues to loom over the US economy, but economic activity is nonetheless inching closer to its pre-pandemic strength, helped in large part by people returning to their offices. The biggest problem putting a damper on early celebrations: the ongoing supply chain crisis. The Back-to-Normal Index created by CNN Business and Moody’s Analytics, stood at…MORE

Business group warns of mass layoffs and ‘catastrophic’ supply chain disruptions from Biden’s vaccine mandate
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Business group warns of mass layoffs and ‘catastrophic’ supply chain disruptions from Biden’s vaccine mandate

President Joe Biden’s vaccine order will force employers to lay off thousands of workers, making the supply-chain crisis much worse, a major business group warned the White House this week. The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, an influential trade group that represents an industry with nearly 6 million workers, is pleading with the administration to delay…MORE

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