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Retailer that raised salaries to attract talent remains an outlier

Retailer that raised salaries to attract talent remains an outlier

When Altitude Sports started hiring for its holiday rush, the Canadian e-commerce retailer ran into a recruiting problem: There weren’t enough people to fill the available positions.
New this week: 'Finch,' ABBA and 'The Harder They Fall'

New this week: 'Finch,' ABBA and 'The Harder They Fall'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to pre-pandemic shape

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to pre-pandemic shape

NEW YORK (AP) — The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will return to its pre-pandemic form this year, with its route restored through Manhattan, high-flying helium balloons once again pulled by handlers and crowds welcomed back to cheer them on.
US manufacturing growth slows in October to 60.8% reading

US manufacturing growth slows in October to 60.8% reading

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing growth slowed in October amid growing headaches from supply chain bottlenecks and labor shortages.
Audra McDonald eyes Broadway again in Adrienne Kennedy play

Audra McDonald eyes Broadway again in Adrienne Kennedy play

NEW YORK (AP) — Audra McDonald is going from host of the Tony Awards to another stage role. The six-time Tony-winner will return to Broadway in the play “Ohio State Murders” by Adrienne Kennedy, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon.
Liz Weston: When a will won’t work

Liz Weston: When a will won’t work

A will allows you to distribute your worldly goods, select a guardian for minor children and name an executor to carry out your wishes. But you should be aware of what a will can’t or shouldn’t do.
Jon Bon Jovi tests positive for COVID-19, cancels concert

Jon Bon Jovi tests positive for COVID-19, cancels concert

MIAMI (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi tested positive for COVID-19 during a rapid test just before he was set to perform a concert in Miami Beach.
Chef Abra Berens turns her attention to grains and legumes

Chef Abra Berens turns her attention to grains and legumes

NEW YORK (AP) — Chef and author Abra Berens once mistakenly ordered 10 pounds of split peas. Trouble is, she doesn't really like split peas.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 7-13

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 7-13

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 7-13: Nov. 7: Actor Barry Newman is 83. Actor Dakin Matthews (“Gilmore Girls,” “King of Queens”) is 81. Singer Johnny Rivers is 79. Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is 78.