Labor economy

July 16, 2019 - 9:02 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Representatives of Zimbabwe's government workers Tuesday protested against what they called "slave salaries" as inflation almost doubled to 176%, a decade high that highlights the country's rapidly deteriorating economy. Holding placards and singing songs denouncing the...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019 file photo, Gary Jones, president of the United Auto Workers union addresses delegates to the union's bargaining convention in Detroit. In recent years, Detroit automakers have been at relative peace with the UAW union because times have been good and profit-sharing checks have been fat. That all could change this week when talks open Monday, July 15 on new four-year contracts with the union representing 142,000 workers across the nation. Auto companies want to cut labor costs and end a gap with those at foreign-owned factories in the U.S. At bargaining convention in March, Jones told delegates that the union is raising strike pay and said the union would walk out if necessary. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 15, 2019 - 11:14 am
DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit's three automakers are kicking off with the union taking a far less conciliatory stance than past years. Union President Gary Jones said Monday that the companies have made record profits in recent years and members...
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, right, accompanied President Donald Trump, left, speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 12, 2019, before Trump boards Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then on to Wisconsin. Trump says Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to step down, move comes in wake of handling of Jeffrey Epstein case. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 12, 2019 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding to the lengthy list of departures from President Donald Trump's Cabinet, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he's stepping down amid the tumult over his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing...
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Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, speaks in support of a bill to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors, during a rally in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The measure, AB5 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, aimed at major employers like Uber and Lyft, was approved by a Senate committee and still needs approval by the full Senate. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 10, 2019 - 6:30 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The battle between California lawmakers and ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft heated up Wednesday as Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon offered harsh words laced with expletives for businesses in the gig economy. "They use a lot of really cute words basically to...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2019, file photo specialist Dilip Patel works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 10. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 10, 2019 - 10:46 am
Stocks moved higher Wednesday as Wall Street welcomed new signals from the Federal Reserve that the central bank is ready to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said that many Fed officials believe a weakening global economy and rising trade tensions have...
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In this Monday, July 1, 2019 photo, a help wanted sign appears on a bus stop in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Miami. On Tuesday, July 9, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for April. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 09, 2019 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Job openings posted by U.S. employers slipped 0.7% in May, while hires that month tumbled 4.4% in a sign that the job market may be cooling slightly. The Labor Department says employers posted 7.3 million jobs in May. They hired 5.7 million, down from the record 6 million achieved...
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A currency trader walks by the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 8, 2019. Asian stocks tumbled Monday after relatively strong U.S. employment data tempered hopes the Federal Reserve might cut interest rates. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 08, 2019 - 5:26 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks tumbled Monday after unexpectedly strong U.S. employment data tempered hopes the Federal Reserve might cut interest rates. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Shanghai all declined. Fed leaders have said they are ready to cut rates to support economic growth amid...
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A currency trader walks by the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 8, 2019. Asian stocks tumbled Monday after relatively strong U.S. employment data tempered hopes the Federal Reserve might cut interest rates. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 07, 2019 - 10:38 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks tumbled Monday after relatively strong U.S. employment data tempered hopes the Federal Reserve might cut interest rates. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong all declined. Fed leaders have said they are ready to cut rates to support economic growth amid a...
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In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019 photo, job applicants line up at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla. On Friday, July 5, the U.S. government issues the June jobs report. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 05, 2019 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy's durability after more than a decade of expansion. The strength of the jobs report the government issued Friday could complicate a decision for the Federal Reserve...
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In this June 18, 2019, photo, a woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian stocks fell Friday as investors waited for American employment data and details of U.S.-Chinese trade talks. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 05, 2019 - 6:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Friday while European markets opened lower as investors waited for U.S. jobs data that could help determine whether, or how soon, the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates. Analysts expect a solid 165,000 increase in the monthly non-farm payrolls for June, and a...
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