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Shannon Pettypiece

Shannon Pettypiece is senior policy reporter for NBC News digital.

Shannon Pettypiece is senior policy reporter for NBC News digital.

Latest from Shannon Pettypiece

Major mail delivery delays raise concerns about voting in the 2024 elections

In Virginia, hundreds of veterans had their colon cancer screening tests invalidated after the results took months to arrive by mail.
16d ago

They came for Florida's sun and sand. They got soaring costs and a culture war.

Florida has seen a population boom, but many longtime residents and recent transplants say rising costs and divisive politics have them fleeing.
21d ago

Customers from the East Coast to the Midwest could see costly impact from Baltimore bridge collapse

Customers from the East Coast to the Midwest who were expecting goods shipped in via the Port of Baltimore could see significant cost increases as a result of Tuesday's collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.
44d ago

How hospitals are fighting to keep their former doctors from seeing patients

Doctors are pushing back against the growing use of noncompete agreements in medicine, a practice they say is putting patient care in jeopardy.
44d ago

A ‘cowboy ski town’ where high earners can’t afford a home faces a housing battle

Despite offering a salary of $167,000, Steamboat Springs can’t find a head of human resources who can afford a place to live in the remote Colorado resort town.
65d ago

As electric vehicle demand slows, workers caught in the middle face an uncertain future

This year was shaping up to be a good one for the workers at the GM Orion Assembly plant in a working-class suburb of Detroit.

Stretched social safety net could see more strain in 2024

Funding for a range of pandemic-era assistance programs ran out this year, leaving Americans with fewer resources to help cope with rising prices.
128d ago

Why Americans are going hungry despite a strong economy

Those on the front lines of feeding the hungry say they are seeing the opposite of what the prospering economy would suggest.
144d ago

Holiday hiring frenzy cools with retailers anxious over consumer spending

Retailers have been pulling back on holiday hiring this season, announcing the fewest seasonal job openings since 2013 and nixing hiring perks.

How a government shutdown could upend holiday travel

Transportation Security Administration officers and air traffic controllers across the country could be working without pay during the Thanksgiving travel rush as the U.S. heads towards a government shutdown days before a record number of air passengers are expected at American airports.
156d ago

36-hour shifts, 80-hour weeks: Workers are being burned out by overtime

Virginia Beach firefighter Max Gonano was coming off a 24-hour shift on Father’s Day when he was told he’d have to work another 12 hours to cover for a staffing shortfall.