Wage Gains at Factories Fall Behind Growth in Fast Food

Pay for factory jobs has grown so slowly in the U.S. that manufacturers are having trouble competing with fast-food restaurants. Ann Harten, head of human resources at furniture maker Haworth Inc., said her company is looking beyond the unemployment lines and needs

Economy Week Ahead: The Fed, Factories and Consumers

The Federal Reserve building in Washington on June 2. Photo: Liu Jie/Zuma Press By WSJ Staff June 13, 2021 3:00 pm ET The Federal Reserve’s policy meeting highlights this week’s slate of economic news. Tuesday U.S. retail sales are expected to fall