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How to get your old job back

Despite some indications of an economic slowdown, the job market remains remarkably stable, and many workers have reaped the benefits. In fact, a record number of employees quit their jobs, found new positions and renegotiated along the way. But not everyone who joined the so-called Great Reshuffle is better off. More than a quarter — …

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Highly successful remote freelancers have these leadership skills

Remote freelancers and CEOs may not seem like they have too much in common. But using some of the same skills as a business leader can set a remote freelancer up for success, says Taso Du Val, CEO of staffing firm Toptal. Du Val would know: He leads one of the largest freelancing networks in …

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After fleeing violence in Haiti, data engineer now makes $130,000

This story is part of CNBC Make It’s Millennial Money series, which details how people around the world earn, spend and save their money. Nearly 20 years ago, most of Lenny Pyrrhus’ immediate family fled Haiti after his uncle, a popular musician known as Ti Pierre, was killed during a political protest against a repressive …

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DOT Proposes New Rule To Make it Easier To Refund Canceled Flights

Select’s editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles we think our readers will find useful. We earn a commission from affiliate partners on many offers, but not all offers on Select are from affiliate partners. For decades, it has been notoriously difficult for travelers to get a refund from an airline …

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9 busy people share best hacks for making the most of vacation time

Americans are notorious for not taking a break. The average US worker took less than 12 days of vacation in 2021 — six fewer than the global average — according to Expedia’s latest Vacation Deprivation study of 14,500 working adults across 16 countries. Yet an overwhelming majority of workers say taking vacations makes them feel …

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What to know if you unretire

Kelvin Murray | Getty Images A combination of record high prices and a record number of job openings has been encouraging more retirees to go back to work. The trend, called “unretirement,” rebounded this spring to pre-pandemic levels. About two-thirds, or 68%, of retirees would consider returning to work, according to a recent CNBC All-America …

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Why the best states for business may be the worst for workers

Corporations are not afraid to pick up and move. Many states are offering companies enticing incentives like lower taxes if they move their operations, but a superior business climate doesn’t always equate to a superior working climate. “Things that benefit employers when it comes to their bottom line or their margin, in terms of economic …

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Credit card usage surges amid inflation, but it’s not a ‘red flag’

The strongest indicator of whether somebody can pay their bills or not is whether they have a job. Michele Raneri vice president of US research and consulting at TransUnion Still, experts say the jump in usage alone isn’t a sign of trouble. “I’m not seeing anything that I would really declare as a red flag,” …

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The jobs report doesn’t support the stock market’s bullish narrative

July jobs came in at 528,000, far above the 258,000 that was expected. Wage growth was up 0.5% month-over-month, 5.2% year over year, also above expectations. Bulls wanted slower job growth to keep pressure on the Fed to slow rate hikes. Bulls also wanted lower wage growth to show inflation was peaking. Neither is happening. …

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Is the economy in a recession? Top economists weigh in

‘We should have an objective definition’ Officially, the NBER defines a recession as “a significant decline in economic activity that is spread across the economy and lasts more than a few months.” In fact, the latest quarterly gross domestic product report, which tracks the overall health of the economy, showed a second consecutive contraction this …

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