Business Briefs: Job openings, Airbnb, Labor Day travel

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We are getting close to record number of job openings. The U.S. Labor Department says 6.7 million jobs were available in June. This despite a drop in hiring, something economists say shows a strong, but tightening labor market positioned to spur overall wage growth.

More businesses are turning to Airbnb for their travel arrangements. The company says 15 percent of its bookings are now made through "Airbnb for Work." The company says it can offer specialized work spaces, as well as transfer employees getting acquainted to a new city.

It's not too late to make Labor Day travel plans. Hopper says flights over the holiday weekend are down 14 percent from last year. That's the lowest they have been in four years, says Cheddar. Among the cheapest destinations right now are Fort Lauderdale, Atlantic City, and Chicago.

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