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US robot orders rise 40% as labor shortages and inflation persist

Former Trump administration economist Stephen Moore predicts “another 18 or so months” of very high prices. Inflation and tight labor market become a win-win for robots. Orders for the workplace robots in the U.S. jumped 40% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2022, as companies leverage automation to tackle persistent labor shortages and reduce costs …

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(Mostly) Help Wanted: Divergent labor market improves prospects for some workers and puts others on notice

A Help Wanted sign is displayed in the window of a Brooklyn, New York business. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Cracks form in the American job market as some companies seek to curb hiring while others are desperate for employees. Microsoft, Twitter, Wayfair, Instantaneous and Facebook-parent Meta recently announced its intention to be more cautious …

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