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  • Signs of New Hiring Point to Modest Job Gains, Renewed Growth

    A winter hiring freeze appears to have thawed in February alongside other signs the broader economic recovery is gaining strength nearly a year into the pandemic. Economists estimate U.S. employers added a seasonally adjusted 210,000 jobs in February and the unemployment rate held at 6.3%, according to a Wall Street Journal survey. The Labor Department is slated to release the February jobs report at 8:30 a.m. ET Friday.

  • How to Quiet the Megaphones of Facebook, Google and Twitter

    Twitter's decision to kick Donald Trump off its platform was welcomed by many liberals as a necessary response to a president who had incited the January 6 storming of Congress. But many of those not particularly friendly to Mr. Trump were nonetheless troubled that Twitter had grown so powerful that it could silence a U.S. president.

  • Qualtrics Shares Jump in Trading Debut

    Shares of Qualtrics International Inc., a spinoff from SAP SE (SAP), rose roughly 38% in its public-markets debut amid a surge of investor interest in the enterprise-software sector. Qualtrics, which makes software for businesses to track customer interactions, brands and employees, opened at$ 41.85 Thursday afternoon, compared with its initial public offering price of $30 a share. The opening price values the company at approximately $24.5 billion.

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