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As Michigan Virus Cases Surge, State Would Rather Add Vaccinations Than Restrictions

Friday, April 16, 2021

Coronavirus cases are surging in Michigan. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan's chief medical executive, about the state's decision not to implement new restrictions.

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Generation Unemployed: Another Class Of Graduates Faces Pandemic-Scarred Future

Monday, April 05, 2021

Although the overall jobs market is starting to come back, youth unemployment remains stubbornly high, creating a lot of anxiety among the latest class of college and high school seniors.

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Another Graduating Class Faces A Workforce In Which Young People Are Struggling

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Unemployment is falling, but young people have been hit especially hard by pandemic job loss and have been slow to recover. Now, a whole new class of graduates is preparing to enter the workforce.

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Marty Walsh, Boston Mayor With Union Roots, Confirmed As Labor Secretary At Key Time

Monday, March 22, 2021

The former union leader will head the Labor Department at a time when the pandemic has left millions unemployed and raised concerns about workplace safety.

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Marty Walsh Confirmed As Labor Secretary

Monday, March 22, 2021

Marty Walsh has been confirmed as labor secretary. The two-term mayor of Boston is also a former union leader — the first one to run the Labor Department in roughly half a century.

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So How Should Your Favorite Restaurant Pay Its Servers? Well, It's Complicated

Saturday, March 20, 2021

A fierce debate is taking shape within the restaurant industry as a push to raise the minimum wage threatens to upend the tipped wage structures for servers.

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Some In The Food Industry Want To Stay With A Subminimum Wage — But Plenty Don't

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The most recent Democratic proposal to raise the minimum wage included a provision to eliminate the subminimum wage for tipped workers. What would that mean for restaurants and those who staff them?

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'Why Us?': A Year After Being Laid Off, Millions Are Still Unemployed

Sunday, March 07, 2021

Millions who lost jobs at the beginning of the pandemic are still out of the labor force, making up levels of the unemployed not seen since the Great Recession.

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Long-term Unemployment Remains High Despite American Jobs Returning

Thursday, March 04, 2021

The U.S. job market is starting to show signs of recovery. Though unemployment has been falling, around 4 million people had been unemployed for over six months in February.

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Senate Says No To $15 Minimum Wage For Now, But Democrats Vow To Push On

Friday, February 05, 2021

Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 remains a priority of President Biden and Democrats after the Senate approved an amendment prohibiting a wage increase during the pandemic.

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How To Retain Your Heat And Stay Upbeat While Socializing In Winter

Friday, December 11, 2020

Say yes to that second s'more and dressing like an onion. Cold weather enthusiasts — and one hater — offer their advice on how to survive and perhaps even thrive during pandemic outdoor gatherings.

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In New Picture Book, Family Adds A 'Ninth Night Of Hanukkah'

Thursday, December 10, 2020

In Erica Perl's new children's book, a family's box of Hanukkah items are misplaced during a move. Their neighbors help them to make their holiday a success — so they add a ninth night to thank them.

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FACT CHECK: Trump's Claim That Biden's Wins Aren't Certified Won't Change The Outcome

Saturday, November 07, 2020

Decision desks at networks like the Associated Press only call a race when they determine the candidate behind has no route to catch up, even with whatever outstanding ballots to count.

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'Far From Over': Trump Refuses To Concede As Biden's Margin Of Victory Widens

Saturday, November 07, 2020

The president was at his golf course in Virginia when a slew of networks announced Joe Biden had won the race for the presidency. Trump vowed he would go to court but presented no evidence of fraud.

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Biden Takes Leads In Pa., Ga., Putting Him On Cusp Of Electoral College Win

Friday, November 06, 2020

The Democratic nominee also leads in Nevada and Arizona, as well as in the popular vote. President Trump, meanwhile, has made baseless claims about the integrity of the electoral process.

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Biden Wins Michigan, Per The AP, Putting Him 6 Electoral Votes From Presidency

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Joe Biden now has 16 additional electoral votes in his column. In one of the biggest upsets of the 2016 election, Trump won Michigan by just under 11,000 votes.

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When Will We Know The Winner? Time Frames For Key States

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Here's how much longer it will take to count the votes in the remaining key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada and North Carolina.

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Hoping To Replicate 2016 Win, Trump Will Make Late Trip To Grand Rapids

Monday, November 02, 2020

President Trump may end the campaign with an election eve rally in Grand Rapids — the place where he held a late-night event in 2016 before winning Michigan and the presidency.

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Trump Blankets Pennsylvania, While Obama Joins Biden On Michigan Trail

Saturday, October 31, 2020

The presidential campaigns began the final weekend before Election Day by making efforts to drive up needed support in a handful of key states.

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With Deluge Of Mail Ballots, Here's When To Expect Election Results In 6 Key States

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Rules in several key states don't allow election workers to begin processing or counting mail-in ballots until Election Day, so the winners may not be declared for days.

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