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Cooling labor market doesn't dampen holiday hiring frenzy

Cooling labor market doesn’t dampen holiday hiring frenzy

WASHINGTON — Despite headlines of massive layoffs at corporate America and fears of a recession, it’s still a labor market for those seeking temporary vacation jobs as retailers and shippers continue to fight for employees ahead of what they expect to be a peak holiday shopping season. Companies have drastically accelerated the hiring process to …

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Holiday shopping starts with spirits that dampen inflation

Holiday shopping starts with spirits that dampen inflation

NEW YORK (AP) — While Black Friday will mark a return to typical holiday shopping habits, uncertainty remains. The US labor market remains strong, consumer spending is resilient and inflation is moderating. But high prices for food, rent, gasoline and other household expenses weighed on buyers. As a result, many are hesitant to spend unless …

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