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From child care to COVID, rising job market faces obstacles

Apr. 03, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge in hiring in the United States last month — 916,000 added jobs, the most since August — coincides with growing confidence that a blistering pace of job growth will continue as vaccinations increase and federal aid fuels economic growth. ...

Beyond bridges: Biden redefines infrastructure to add people

Mar. 30, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond roads and bridges, President Joe Biden is trying to redefine infrastructure not just as an investment in America the place, but in its workers, families and people. The first phase of his “Build Back Better” package to be unveiled Wednesday...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Mar. 29, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

Detroit News. March 27, 2021. Editorial: State can’t delay guidance on graduations Walking across the graduation stage and the formalities of that ceremony are an important gateway to adulthood. Last year, the pandemic threw those events awry and...

Harris praises Connecticut for spending federal aid on kids

Mar. 26, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

Vice President Kamala Harris praised Connecticut officials Friday for how the state plans to spend some of the billions of dollars from the newly passed coronavirus relief package on education and child care initiatives, noting the pandemic has given policymakers an opportunity to address...

Working women pay highest price in economy crushed by COVID

Mar. 18, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Louise Carr, 50 and divorced, lost her job as a baker and waitress early on in the pandemic when the Castle Rock cafe where she worked closed its doors. Now she’s vying with 20-somethings for work in a juice bar, and she’s losing. Laura Charlton, 51,...