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Heavy burden for consumers as holidays near: Soaring prices

Nov. 10, 2021 14:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A worsening surge of inflation for such bedrock necessities as food, rent, autos and heating oil is setting Americans up for a financially difficult Thanksgiving and holiday shopping season. Prices for U.S. consumers jumped 6.2% in October compared...

US wages jump by the most in records dating back 20 years

Oct. 29, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wages jumped in the three months ending in September by the most on records dating back 20 years, a stark illustration of the growing ability of workers to demand higher pay from companies that are desperate to fill a near-record number of available jobs. ...

Kaiser Permanente faces strike votes in California, Oregon

Oct. 12, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 24,000 nurses and other health care workers at Kaiser Permanente in California and Oregon have overwhelmingly authorized a strike, threatening to walk out over pay and working conditions strained by the coronavirus pandemic. Kaiser, one of...