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Want a low-stress, $100,000-a-year job?  Discover these careers |  WRAL Tech Wire

Want a low-stress, $100,000-a-year job? Discover these careers | WRAL Tech Wire

For some people, the number on their paycheck is motivation enough to perform their job duties sufficiently. For others, it’s about doing quality work. For more than a third of workers, stress or burnout significantly affects their ability to perform their job tasks. Let’s take a look at some low-stress jobs that will still make …

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‘Sweden has a poverty problem’: Social stores offer food at bargain prices

PA plump and prosperous Sweden, with its reputedly generous welfare system and abundance of green energy, should – in theory – be better equipped than most European countries to withstand the blows of the cost of living crisis on the continent. In terms of GDP per capita, it is the fifth richest member state in …

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Labor market could circumvent US recession (NABE)

Labor market could circumvent US recession (NABE)

Former Chase chief economist Anthony Chan discusses what the better-than-expected November jobs report says about the U.S. economy and inflation on “Varney & Co.” A majority of business economists believe that the US economy will continue to slow and slide into recession next year, but the impact on the labor market could be limited compared …

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Advice for Europeans: bundle up and prepare for breakdowns

Advice for Europeans: bundle up and prepare for breakdowns

Life in some European cities could soon look like this: staggered power cuts to save energy. Temporary cuts in mobile phone and Internet services. Schools closed for lack of lighting and heating. Even traffic lights could be briefly extinguished. Europe has spent months preparing for a winter without Russian gas, stockpiling fuel and putting conservation …

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'We are not your enemy,' say South Korean truckers striking for minimum wage protection

‘We are not your enemy,’ say South Korean truckers striking for minimum wage protection

UIWANG, South Korea, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Inside five white tents outside the Uiwang container depot near Seoul, about 200 striking truckers huddle around gas heaters, trying to fight against the freezing cold and the government’s talk that they are well paid “labour aristocracy.” They are only too aware of the impact their strike has …

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Meta, Amazon and Twitter layoffs: 'Tech layoffs won't destroy Indian American dreams'

Meta, Amazon and Twitter layoffs: ‘Tech layoffs won’t destroy Indian American dreams’

Surbhi Gupta received an early morning email from Meta about the layoff Recent massive layoffs at major US tech companies have left many Indians working on non-immigrant visas such as the H1-B in limbo. Surbhi Gupta, product manager at Meta who was among those affected, spoke to California journalist Savita Patel about how it took …

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SIPRI: the war in Ukraine is not good news for the arms industry - DW - 05/12/2022

SIPRI: the war in Ukraine is not good news for the arms industry – DW – 05/12/2022

The world’s top 100 arms producers continued to increase sales in 2021, but supply chain issues have slowed industry growth, according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic played a role in stifling growth to 1.9% in 2021 from 2020, the report released on …

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