• Holiday season moves into high gear but challenges remain

    7 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Buoyed by solid hiring, healthy pay gains and substantial savings, shoppers are returning to stores and splurging on all types of items.
    But the big question is: How much will supply shortages, higher prices and staffing issues dampen their mood this holiday season?
    Americans, already fatigued with pandemic-induced social distancing policies, may get grumpy if they can't check off items on their holiday wish lists, or they may feel disappointed by the skimpy holiday discounts. Exacerbating their foul moods is the fact that many frustrated workers called it quits ahead of the...
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