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Labor force participation rates, childcare, olive oil prices, mortgages, and the Panama Canal
Hi y’all! Here are five stories from this week that contained some neat applications of economic principles or are related to teaching:
The gap between men and women in the workplace is at a record low [Axios]
More than 70,000 daycare programs may shutter when federal aid stops flowing at the end of the month [Bloomberg]
A major drought caused poor olive harvests, sending prices for olive oil skyrocketing [Scientific American]
Demand for mortgages fell to its lowest level since December 1996 [The Hill]
The Panama Canal, plagued by drought, has become so congested that one shipper paid $2.4 million in a canal-sponsored auction to jump the line [Business Insider]
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