Labor economy

January 04, 2019 - 2:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with fear of a global economic slump depressing stock markets, Friday's jobs report for December is expected to offer reassurance that the U.S. economy remains sturdy and on track to expand for a 10th straight year. Economists have forecast that the Labor Department will...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, an employee of Aldi, right, takes an application from a job applicant at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in December. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 03, 2019 - 8:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added a robust 271,000 jobs in December. Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that last month's job gains marked a sharp upturn from November's gain of 157,000. The gains, if backed up by government numbers due Friday, could be strong enough to reduce the...
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December 24, 2018 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Many small businesses will see their labor costs increase in 2019. Seventeen states are raising their minimum wages Jan. 1, and a number of others will follow suit later in the year. Some of the increases were scheduled by legislation passed in the last few years. Others are in...
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December 21, 2018 - 9:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans lifted their spending 0.4 percent in November from the previous month, a moderate gain that should sustain steady economic growth. Personal incomes rose 0.2 percent, down from 0.5 percent in the previous month, the Commerce Department said Friday. Consumer spending...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is setting out to accomplish what this year’s farm bill didn’t: Tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
December 20, 2018 - 4:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year's farm bill didn't: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance. The Agriculture Department on Thursday is proposing a rule that would restrict the ability of states to exempt...
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December 19, 2018 - 11:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Uber pledged Wednesday to challenge a U.K. Court of Appeal decision that drivers should be classed as workers rather than self-employed employees, a verdict that has potentially wide-ranging implications for the rapidly growing gig economy and the rules that govern it. The challenge...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his final State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. On Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, Snyder signed a law making it harder for groups to put proposals on the statewide ballot and vetoed one that would have hamstrung the incoming Democratic attorney general. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
December 14, 2018 - 4:27 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed laws to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise Michigan's minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers, finalizing an unprecedented Republican-backed legislative maneuver that opponents blasted as shameful. To...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, customers enter the Apple store, in New York. Apple will build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, break ground on smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, and over the next three years will expand in Pittsburgh, New York and Colorado. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 13, 2018 - 1:56 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, that will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-center agents while adding more luster to a Southwestern city that has already become a bustling tech hub. The decision, announced Thursday, comes 11...
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TV screens show French President Emmanuel during a televised address to the nation, at an electrical appliance store in Marseille, southern France, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he's partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
December 10, 2018 - 5:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron tried to reassert control over a nation wracked by increasingly violent protests with offers of tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners — and an exceptional admission Monday that "I might have hurt people with my words." It may not be enough...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, a sea gull flies off holding fish scraps near a former dock facility, with "Long Island" painted on old transfer bridges at Gantry State Park in the Long Island City section of the Queens Borough in New York. New York officials say their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters is a big win for the city, but the math is a little more complicated than government projections indicate. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
December 09, 2018 - 12:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can't-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over a quarter-century. "This is a big...
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