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Why can’t companies find workers? Spurred by COVID-19, many are launching new businesses

Worker shortages that are slowing the recovery from the COVID-19 recession largely have been blamed on generous unemployment benefits and people caring for kids and sick relatives. But there’s another reason companies are struggling to find workers to meet a historic boom in customer demand: Many Americans have started their own businesses. Continue reading >

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US unemployment claims fall to 376,000, sixth straight drop

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the sixth straight week as the U.S. economy, held back for months by the coronavirus pandemic, reopens rapidly. Jobless claims fell by 9,000 to 376,000 from 385,000 the week before, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The number of people signing up for benefits exceeded 900,000 in early January ...

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Local brothers write family-friendly science thriller

Sudden Onset Book Cover

If TV reruns of “Midsomer Murders” are no longer filling your thriller needs, consider a new book that may keep you on the edge of your seat. Written by two brothers who grew up in Cumberland County – Tom Dardick, who lives in Enola, and Chris Dardick, now of Charles Town, West Virginia – “Sudden Onset” is a mystery with ...

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