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A Prada Boutique in the luxury section of the Westfield Mall in Santa Clara

Why are retail thefts on the rise?

It’s organized retail crime — where the thefts are planned, and part of organized rings.

 | Scripps News Staff

A "for sale" sign is posted in front of a home.

10 best cities for first-time homebuyers in 2023

The list of desirable markets was based on factors such as population size, housing availability, median listing prices and job opportunities.

 | Tricia Goss

Travis Hawkes shows a TikTok account

Businesses tap into booming short-form social video

Nearly all growth in both consumer spending and hours spent on video apps has skyrocketed.

 | Vanessa Misciagna

A person joins in on a Zoom call on their laptop

WTKR: Scammers luring job hunters with fake remote jobs

The Federal Trade Commission shares warning signs as scammers are going to great lengths to get job seekers' personal information.

 | John Matarese

A horse eats from a bucket.

Animal rescues see fewer adoptions, more surrenders due to inflation

Rising economic costs have made it difficult for pet owners to keep animals they adopted during the pandemic, and for rescues to pay for their care.

 | Vanessa Misciagna

Employees in hard hats.

Record job switching has contributed to higher inflation

A paper by the Chicago Federal Reserve shows that job switching boosted inflation an extra percentage point as people were able to garner higher pay.

 | Daniel Grossman

A shopper looking at an item in a Target store.

US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December

The overall spending figures for the final two months of 2022 were the weakest in two years.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A view of Houston, Texas

Texas bill would ban nationals from 4 countries from buying land

A proposed Texas bill prohibits land sales to entities and individuals with ties to North Korea, Russia, China and Iran.

 | John Mone

Amazon Prime boxes are loaded on a cart for delivery in New York.

How do Amazon packages get delivered so quickly?

When retailers like Amazon deliver on their speedy shipping promises, it’s good news for consumers. But it can compromise workplace safety.

 | Simon Kaufman

A hiring sign displayed at a McDonald's restaurant.

McDonald's Among Companies Trying To Stop California Minimum Wage Hike

In-N-Out, Chipotle, Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, and Domino's are among several companies opposing the $22 an hour minimum wage increase.

 | Justin Boggs

A UPS delivery truck.

US economy slowed but still grew at 2.9% rate last quarter

The nation's gross domestic product decelerated last quarter from the 3.2% annual growth it posted from July through September.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Adam Symson sits down with Christian Bryant.

E.W. Scripps CEO shares his thoughts on the changing news industry

Adam Symson sits down with Scripps News' Christian Bryant to explore news industry challenges and why he has hope for the future of media.

 | Scripps News Staff

The Airbnb app icon.

How to navigate recent Airbnb changes

Airbnb — and other rental websites — are introducing new changes to make things easier for travelers and hosts.

 | John Matarese

Maya Rudolph.

Maya Rudolph replaces M&M's 'spokescandies' amid controversy

Changes to the brand's cartoon characters drew criticism — but some observers wonder if it's a Super Bowl publicity stunt.

 | Kaitlin Gates

People walk past a Microsoft store.

Microsoft reports outage for Teams, Outlook, other services

Microsoft said a network change that was suspected to be causing the problem was rolled back and that it is monitoring as the rollback takes effect.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Scripps News' studio is shown while filming "The Why."

How do you make a news story? Here's our step-by-step process

Scripps News pulls back the curtain on how we create a story from start to finish, from an idea to your screen.

 | Nathaniel Reed

Damage from Hurricane Ian in Florida

Supply chain issues slowing down recovery from natural disasters

Supply chain shortages can cause years-long delays in recovering from natural disasters.

 | Scripps News Staff

A person presents the news on camera.

Why don't Americans trust the media?

On National News Literacy Week, media experts share where the mistrust in media likely came from and how to know which outlets to trust.

 | Scripps News Staff

U.S. currency

Which American cities are experiencing the most inflation in 2023?

Experts say there are three primary factors causing inflation to skyrocket, with housing at the top of the list.

 | Tricia Goss

A man stands outside a building with a clipboard.

Employers look beyond criminal records to make up for labor shortage

For people who served prison time, the unemployment rate is 60% from the time of their release until four years later.

 | Vanessa Misciagna

A farm worker tends to plants.

How immigration contributes to the labor shortage

Some economic experts say what makes the U.S. thrive are the small farms and small businesses utilizing immigrants as employees.

 | Tomas Hoppough

Children listen to an instructor reading a book

America is facing a child care crisis

The American Rescue Plan of 2021 provided $39 billion in child care relief funds that are starting to run dry.

 | Diane Duenez

Rapper Flo Rida.

Flo Rida awarded $82.6M in lawsuit against Celsius energy drink maker

Flo Rida, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, claimed in a lawsuit that Celsius owes for unpaid royalties earned from his endorsement deal.

 | WPTV Staff

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Google axes 12,000 jobs, layoffs spread across tech sector

The jobs being eliminated "cut across Alphabet, product areas, functions, levels and regions," Google head Sundar Pichai said.

 | AP

A man walks through a used car lot.

Experts: Falling prices make now a good time to buy a used car

Used car prices fell 2% in November and 3% in December, according to a January report by iSeeCars.com

 | Chloe Nordquist

Demonstrators from unions hold a banner reading in French "Withdrawal of this unfair pension reform" during a demonstration.

Strikes, protests test French plan to raise retirement age

French workers would have to work longer before receiving a pension under the new rules — with the retirement age rising from 62 to 64.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Person working on a laptop.

What is ‘quiet hiring’ — and how can you benefit from it?

Quiet hiring is when employers acquire new skills without taking on more employees — typically by stretching existing employees' workloads.

 | Emily O'Brien

workers at a meeting

Why are Americans cautious about PTO?

Companies like Coinbase, Transunion, and Netflix offer unlimited PTO or taking as much time off as you want as long as the work gets done.

 | Scripps News Staff

The Microsoft Corp. logo

Job cuts in tech sector spread, Microsoft lays off 10,000

Microsoft said the layoffs were a response to "macroeconomic conditions and changing customer priorities."

 | AP

Forklift drivers transporting pallets of product.

Wholesale inflation in US slowed further in December to 6.2%

The latest year-over-year figure was down from 7.3% in November and from a recent peak of 11.7% in March.

 | AP