Wall Street Journal: How Does a Tight Labor Market Drive Up Prices You Pay? Just Visit Your Local Hair Salon

By: Sarah Chaney and Sharon Nunn Step into a Sport Clips Inc. franchise and you can expect to see hairdressers washing, cutting and styling hair. Behind these daily hair-salon operations, a key economic theory is playing out: the Phillips curve. Multiple franchise owners are jacking up or plan to raise wages to attract scarce hairdressing […]

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Moneyish: Women tell Moneyish why owning a franchise is a great way to become a business owner

By: Nicole Lyn Pesce If you want to start your own business, but you’re not sure where to begin, many women find that becoming a franchise owner is the perfect way in. Maria Icaza spent a decade making partner at her Panama law firm — and when she and her husband moved to the U.S. […]

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Wall Street Journal: Industrial Capacity Utilization Hits Three-Year High

WASHINGTON—U.S. industrial output rose in March and a measure of industry slack diminished, signs of underlying strength in the economy as factories increased production of business equipment and autos. Industrial production—including output at factories, mines and utilities—rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5% in March from the prior month, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday. That exceeded economists’ […]

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The Daily Caller: The Senate Must Clean Up Obama’s Joint Employer Ping-Pong MESS

By: Heidi Ganahl In 2015, under President Barack Obama, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) opened the floodgates for lawsuits against businesses by making employers liable for labor violations committed by another company’s employees. The ruling was a gift to trial lawyers because it allowed them to implicate multiple companies, or so-called joint employers, in […]

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