Labor economy

In this May 7, 2019, photo, the Reserve Bank of Australia building in Sydney. Australia’s central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a new record low of 1.25 percent in the first rate change in almost three years. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP Image via AP)
June 04, 2019 - 12:13 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia's central back on cut its benchmark interest rate Tuesday by a quarter of a percentage point to a new record low of 1.25% in the first rate change in almost three years. The change was widely expected after Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe said...
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In this photo taken Monday, May 20, 2019, a man stands outside a Huawei store in Beijing. The Financial Times reported Friday, May 31, 2019 that tech giant Huawei has ordered its employees to cancel technical meetings with American contacts and has sent home numerous U.S. employees working at its Chinese headquarters. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 31, 2019 - 9:13 pm
In an ominous but vague warning, China said Friday that it was drawing up a list of "unreliable" foreign companies, organizations and individuals for targeting in what could signal retaliation for U.S. sanctions on the Chinese tech powerhouse Huawei. "We think it may be the beginning of Beijing's...
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Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego speaks during the Assembly session Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. The Assembly approved her bill, AB5 to to tighten the rules for labeling workers as independent contractors rather than employees, Wednesday. The bill now goes to the state Senate. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 29, 2019 - 11:41 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California residents working for companies like Lyft and Uber would get the rights of employees entitled to a minimum wage and workers compensation under a law the state Assembly passed on Wednesday. The sweeping bill, which now goes to the Senate, carries new standards...
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FILE - This Oct. 24, 2016, file photo shows dollar bills in New York. Almost the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field has joined the labor movement driven by fast food workers to implement a federal minimum wage of $15. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 20, 2019 - 10:53 am
From liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to moderates Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper, nearly the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field agrees that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour. That near-unanimity reflects the success of an unorthodox...
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In this May 3, 2019 photo, Bruce Kudick shows off the Trump 2020 hats he bought during a Waukesha County GOP gathering in his hometown of New Berlin, Wis. Kudick, who retired but went back to work at a Wisconsin blood center, just got a raise and he's giving President Donald Trump credit for the strong economy. (AP Photo/Sara Burnett)
May 14, 2019 - 8:26 am
NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — Business was good at the merchandise table as Republicans meeting at a suburban Milwaukee bowling alley picked out their Trump 2020 "Keep America Great" hats, now available in pink, blue and camouflage in addition to the trademark red. Bruce Kudick, a proud Donald Trump...
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In this May 8, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Panama City Beach, Fla. Trump’s combative approach to trade has been one of the main constants among his often-shifting political views. He’s showing no signs of backing off now even as the stakes intensify with the threat of a full-blown trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 11, 2019 - 7:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's combative approach to trade has been one of the main constants among his often-shifting political views. And he's showing no signs of backing off now, even as the stakes intensify with the threat of a full-blown trade war between the world's two biggest...
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Drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft hold a rally at a park near Los Angeles International Airport, Wednesday, May, 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. Some drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps to protest what they say are declining wages as both companies rake in billions of dollars from investors. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
May 09, 2019 - 4:45 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A strike by Uber and Lyft drivers in cities across the United States this week caused barely a ripple to passengers looking to catch a ride, highlighting the challenges in launching a labor movement from scratch in an industry that is by nature decentralized. Activists and...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee in Washington. Powell says the United States needs to find ways to address a decades-long slowdown in income growth and upward economic mobility. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 09, 2019 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday the United States needs to find ways to address a decades-long slowdown in income growth and upward economic mobility. In a speech at a Fed research conference, Powell said that incomes have grown more slowly for middle-class...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018 file photo, people walk past the gate of the Eastern Industrial Zone in Ethiopia in the town of Dukem near the capital, Addis Ababa. Ethiopian garment factory workers are now, on average, the lowest paid in any major garment-producing company worldwide, a new report said Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Elias Meseret, File)
May 07, 2019 - 3:48 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian garment factory workers are now, on average, the lowest paid in any major garment-producing company worldwide, a new report says. The report by the New York University Stern Center for Business and Human Rights comes as Ethiopia, one of Africa's fastest-...
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In this April 25, 2017 photo, Stephen Faulkner, far left, owner of Faulkner's Landscaping & Nursery, installs an irrigation system alongside workers Gonsalo Garcia, center, and Jalen Murchison, right, at a landscape project in Manchester, N.H. The Trump Administration is making 30,000 more temporary visas available for seasonal work through the end of September. According to a copy of the rule obtained by The Associated Press, the visas, known as H2-Bs, will go to foreign workers who have held them before over the last three fiscal years for jobs like picking crabs, shucking oysters or seasonal hotel work. They will become available when the temporary rule is published as early as Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
May 06, 2019 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plans to let an additional 30,000 foreigners return to the United States through September for seasonal work, a move that reflects how the booming economy has complicated President Donald Trump's hard-line efforts on immigration. Details of the plan were...
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