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Hot job market and Great Resignation persist despite recession threat

Mixetto | E+ | Getty Images Workers are still reaping the benefits of a hot job market characterized by few layoffs, ample job openings and a high level of voluntary departures, according to US Department of Labor data issued Wednesday. The numbers reveal that the pandemic-era trend known as the “Great Resignation” is still in …

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Hulu faces existential crisis as Disney decides how to move forward

Signage is seen at the 2019 Deadline Contenders Hulu Reception at Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on April 07, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Rachel Murray | Getty Images Disney have a Hulu problem. In 2019, the entertainment giant struck an unusual agreement with Comcast. Two months earlier, Disney had acquired Fox’s 33% stake …

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Peloton sweetens employee pay incentives as it fights to boost morale

In this photo illustration the Peloton Interactive logo seen displayed on a smartphone screen. Raphael Henrique | Light Rocket | Getty Images Platoon sweetened incentives for its workers with one-time cash bonuses and changes to its stock compensation plan as it fights to hold onto employees and fix its struggling business, according to internal memos …

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Former US trade negotiator expects a ‘modest’ rollback of China tariffs

President Joe Biden could decide “pretty soon” on a modest relief package to roll back some US tariffs imposed on China in an effort to tamp down inflation, said Clete Willems, who previously served as deputy director at the National Economic Council. “What we are expecting that the president is deciding on is a relatively …

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recession risks, housing downturn after third rate hike

The negative impact of interest rate rises on Australian housing prices, household spending and the volume of dwelling investments may hurt consumer confidence and fuel the likelihood of a recession in Australia, analysts and economists say. The Reserve Bank of Australia raised interest rates for the third time in a row on Tuesday. Joining central …

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Why ‘Minions’ beat ‘Lightyear’ at the box office

Two blockbuster animated franchises went head-to-head at the box office this past weekend. One of them benefited from buzz − and it wasn’t “Lightyear.” In just three days, Universal and Illumination’s “Minions: The Rise of Gru” tallied more than $107 million in domestic ticket sales and topped $200 million globally. its rival, Disney and Pixar’s …

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Bonds flash recession warning light as key part of the yield curve inverts again

The bond market is flashing a warning that the economy may be falling or has already fallen into recession, according to one closely watched measure. Market pros watch the spread on the Treasury yield curve, or the difference between the longer duration Treasury yields and shorter duration yields. Normally, longer duration yields, like the yield …

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I’m the director of forecasting for the National Association of Realtors. Here are 6 things you should know about the housing market now

As part of our series where we ask prominent economists and real estate pros their take on the housing market now, we talked to Nadia Evangelou, senior economist and director of forecasting at the National Association of Realtors. National Association of Realtors The housing affordability crunch is here — with mortgage rates continuing to rise …

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I’m the director of forecasting for the National Association of Realtors. Here are 6 things you should know about the housing market now

As part of our series where we ask prominent economists and real estate pros their take on the housing market now, we talked to Nadia Evangelou, senior economist and director of forecasting at the National Association of Realtors. National Association of Realtors The housing affordability crunch is here — with mortgage rates continuing to rise …

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US, UK, Europe, Japan will be in recession over next 12 months: Nomura

Thomas Calomiris, a third generation produce vendor, weighs an onion at Eastern Market as the US struggles with rising inflation May 20, 2022, in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Many of the world’s leading economies will fall into a recession within the next 12 months as central banks move to aggressively …

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