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As poverty curbs families’ spending, need for holiday assistance soars
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Local News
As poverty curbs families’ spending, need for holiday assistance soars
As people across Massachusetts continue to grapple with some of the nation’s highest costs of living, families in Greater Boston are reaching out for help as the holiday season approaches.
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Local News
Activists mulling push for another minimum wage hike
On Tuesday, Raise Up Massachusetts, a progressive coalition of labor, community and faith-based organizations, released a statement that celebrated the minimum wage finally reaching $15 as of Jan. 1, 2023 — but simultaneously described that new rate as inadequate.
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News
Dip in immigration seen driving U.S. inflation
Close to 15% of job openings that employ immigrant or foreign-born workers in the U.S. are still vacant, while the legal immigration system is in dire straits.
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Financial News
Corporate profits climb as inflation rises
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Opinion
Record inflation shrinks housing affordability, worsens racial wealth gaps
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the nation’s consumer price index  (CPI) at the end of May was the largest since December 1981, more than 40 years ago.
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Opinion
It’s not just inflation, it’s price gouging
Corporations are quick to blame this new reality on the pandemic, but another major culprit is hiding in plain sight: their own profiteering.
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