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If There Is a ‘Male Malaise’ With Work, Could One Answer Be at Sea?

Before dawn on a recent day in the port of Seattle, dense autumn fog hugged Puget Sound and ship-to-shore container cranes hovered over the docks like industrial sentinels. Under the […]




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U.S. Job Growth Remains Strong, Defying Fed’s Rate Strategy

Other indicators have signaled that a more serious contraction is underway.The purchasing managers’ index for manufacturing, which measures how many manufacturers are expanding, turned negative for the first time since […]




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U.S. employers added 263,000 jobs in November, the latest sign of the economy’s strength.

+263,000 in November +600,000 jobs Nov. ’21 Feb. ’22 +600,000 jobs +263,000 in November Nov. ’21 Feb. ’22 America’s jobs engine kept churning in November, the Labor Department reported Friday, […]




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The Fed’s Preferred Inflation Gauge Slowed in October

Inflation showed signs of slowing but remained stubbornly rapid in October as a spate of economic data underscored that a return to normal price increases could take time.Prices as measured […]




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Biden’s Meeting With Macron Comes Amid Rising Trans-Atlantic Tensions

Officials “think there is space here for Europe and others, frankly, to take similar steps,” a senior administration official told reporters this week in a background briefing previewing Mr. Macron’s […]




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Powell Says Fed Could Slow Rate Increases at Next Meeting

Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, signaled on Wednesday that the central bank could slow its rapid pace of interest rate increases at its December meeting while making clear […]




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Why Retailers Are Trying Extra Hard to Woo Holiday Shoppers

Amazon held what amounted to an extra Prime Day in October, blanketing its site with deals. Best Buy rolled out Black Friday-level sales last month. And on Friday, Kohl’s entered […]




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Black Friday Shoppers Worry About Economy as Retailers Push Sales

On its website, the mall owner CBL highlighted the discounts that stores like H&M and the children’s apparel retailer Carter’s were offering. Other retailers employed a similar strategy in the […]




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A Holiday Season Divided by Inflation and Economic Struggles

November has been busier than expected at the Langham Hotel in Boston as luxury travelers book rooms in plush suites and hold meetings in gilded conference rooms. The $135-per-adult Thanksgiving […]