Story of the Week: Crime Concerns at 4-Year High Amid Surge in Violence

Amid a recent surge in violent crime and shootings, Americans' concerns about crime are at a four-year high. An ABC News / Washington Post poll conducted in June found that 59% of Americans believe crime is an “extremely” or “very” serious problem. At least 150 people were killed in...
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Story of the Week: Record Number of Job Openings, but Hiring Slower Than Expected

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 9.3 million job openings this week, the highest amount since it began tracking the number in 2000 and a good sign for the economy's COVID-19 recovery. Despite this, hiring is lagging behind; the economy added 559,000 jobs in May , more than double...
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