Stacey Vanek Smith

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Mung bean omelet, anyone? Sky high egg prices crack open market for alternatives

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Eggs have roughly tripled in price in the last few years. Now a raft of competitors are hoping to lure Americans away from their beloved breakfast food.

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This AI expert has 90 days to find a job — or leave the U.S.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Layoffs across the tech sector often leave immigrant workers with a narrow window to either find a new job or leave the country. This is the story of an AI specialist who was laid off from Instagram.

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From the great resignation to unionizing: Starbucks reflects 2022's labor journey

Friday, December 30, 2022

Worker shortages, rising wages, unionization and automation. In 2022, Starbucks embodied all these trends in the workplace, perhaps more than any other company.

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Southwest Airlines' #epicfail takes social media by storm

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Thousands of cancellations, lost bags and endless lines have angry customers taking to social media to voice their discontent.

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A day-in-the-life challenge with inflation

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Inflation invaded every waking moment of 2022. But just how bad was it? Cue: Day-in-the-life challenge.

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Customers of Southwest question their loyalty after massive flight delays

Thursday, December 29, 2022

The botched response by Southwest Airlines to a major winter storm triggered a public relations disaster, and a potentially significant hit to the company's bottom line.

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How life got pricier (and, yes, cheaper!) this year — in 7 charts

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Boy, have we talked a lot about inflation. It affected every part of our lives (and the economy) in 2022. Here are some of its highest highs and lowest lows. (It wasn't all bad news!)

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Investors prefer bonds: How sleepy government bonds became the hot investment of 2022

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Treasury bonds paid out much more than usual this year. That's great for investors, but could spell trouble for the government.

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Find a new job in 60 days: tech layoffs put immigrant workers on a ticking clock

Thursday, December 08, 2022

Last month, tech companies laid off about 50,000 workers, many of them immigrants on work visas. Now they have to find a job soon or leave the country.

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The cutting edge solution to rising debt? Paying in cash

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

2022 has been a rough year for America's personal finances. That's sparked a throwback movement among some young debtors: all cash, all the time.

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Sweeping tech layoffs are hitting immigrant workers hard

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Layoffs have been sweeping the tech industry in recent weeks. Those job cuts weigh heavily on immigrant workers in the U.S. on H1-B visas.

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TikTokers are paying with cash to deal with debt

Monday, December 05, 2022

With credit card balances rising across the country, an age-old approach is gaining traction on TikTok: tackling debt by paying with cash.

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The mystery of rising prices. Are greedy corporations to blame for inflation?

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Inflation has been pushing prices up all year, but economists and politicians don't agree on where it's coming from.

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Inflation won't win Thanksgiving: Here's NPR's plan to help you save on a meal

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Turkey, stuffing, pie — it's all way more expensive this year. But you don't have to let inflation spoil your meal, if you're willing to get creative.

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Substitutionsgiving: Inflation-friendly substitutes for thanksgiving dishes

Monday, November 21, 2022

With the price of a typical Thanksgiving meal up 40% over the last two years, NPR's business desk finds inflation-friendly substitutes for traditional dishes.

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Thanksgiving dishes are more expensive this year — but there are alternatives

Monday, November 21, 2022

Inflation is coming to Thanksgiving dinner this year. Fortunately, NPR's Business Desk has tips on how to save money on Turkey Day. Call it Substitution-giving.

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Corporations are booking record profits. Is it thanks to price gouging?

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Many corporations are booking record profits at a time of high inflation. This led to charges of price gouging, but do these claims hold up?

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The big reveal: New laws require companies to disclose pay ranges on job postings.

Saturday, November 05, 2022

On Nov. 1, New York joined a handful of places across the country that require companies to disclose salary ranges when they post jobs. But transparency isn't easy.

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New York City requires employers to list a salary range for posted job advertisements

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

A pay transparency law goes into effect Tuesday in New York City that requires employers to list a salary range for all posted job advertisements.

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How has salary transparency affected you? We want to hear your story

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Employers and employees may find it both empowering and emotionally jarring to uncover salary information as state legislators pass salary transparency laws.

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