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As COVID cases come down, wages — at least for some workers — are going up

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As the number of COVID cases comes down, wages — at least for some workers — are going up

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McDonald’s, Sheetz and Chipotle are just some of the latest companies to follow Amazon, Walmart and Costco in boosting pay. It could contribute to inflation. Whether it will remains to be seen. Many businesses say they’re having a tough time finding workers. One analyst says “Customers are coming back faster than restaurants can staff up.” Others say more generous, pandemic-era unemployment benefits are a disincentive for people to go back to work. Rich Thomason reporting.

 

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