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Turkey arrests 24 airport workers after protests
September 19th, 2018  5:23 AM

A construction workers union says 24 of its members have been detained in the aftermath of protests denouncing poor working conditions at Istanbul's new airport.

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US appeals court rules for bartenders, waiters in tip fight
September 18th, 2018  6:55 PM

A U.S. appeals court is siding with bartenders and waiters in a fight over whether restaurants can pay them less because they receive tips

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Some Lyft drivers at Disney World put brakes on union
September 18th, 2018  1:15 PM

Some drivers who transport Walt Disney World visitors around the resort after being summoned by a Lyft app want to put the brakes on joining a union

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ACLU says Facebook allows gender discrimination in ads
September 18th, 2018  9:43 AM

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint against Facebook and 10 other companies, saying job ads placed on the social networking service discriminated against women

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Dutch government expects unemployment to fall to record low
September 18th, 2018  8:21 AM

The Dutch government says the country's economy will grow by 2.6 percent next year and unemployment will fall to a record low of 3.5 percent of the workforce

Dutch government expects unemployment to fall to record low
Report urges UK to lift cap on skilled migrants after Brexit
September 18th, 2018  7:35 AM

A British government-commissioned report says citizens of European Union countries should not have easier access to the U.K. after Brexit than people from other parts of the world

Report urges UK to lift cap on skilled migrants after Brexit
Cyprus public school teachers stage 2-day strike
September 18th, 2018  2:19 AM

Some 120,000 primary, middle and high school students in Cyprus have stayed home as school teachers go ahead with a two-day strike to protest what they say was the government's move to impose money-saving measures without consulting with them

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Murphy announces $500M in benefits savings over 2 years
September 17th, 2018  2:32 PM

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says the state would save about $500 million over two years under proposed changes to public health benefits

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates benefits of tariffs to US
September 17th, 2018  2:16 PM

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is wrongly declaring a premature victory from his tariffs, overstating manufacturing successes and not taking into account the full benefits or potential harms

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NLRB proposes new joint employer standard
September 17th, 2018  1:52 PM

The National Labor Relations Board has rewritten its joint employer standard, a move that would ease the rule's impact on companies including franchise owners and businesses that subcontract work to others

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Wall Street salaries highest since 2008 crisis, report finds
September 17th, 2018  8:16 AM

New York comptroller's report finds Wall Street salaries at their highest levels since the 2008 economic crisis.

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Report: Machines to handle over half workplace tasks by 2025
September 17th, 2018  5:58 AM

Organizers of the annual Davos forum say in a new report that machines are increasingly moving in on jobs done by people, projecting that more than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines, not humans, by 2025

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump plays down hurricane death estimates
September 17th, 2018  12:31 AM

AP FACT CHECK: Trump plays down hurricane death estimates, plays up his own role in economy

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's blustery myths on hurricanes, income
September 15th, 2018  5:00 PM

AP FACT CHECK: In a stormy week, Trump blurs reality with groundless claims on hurricane relief, economic gains and the border wall

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Turkey union official: Airport construction workers detained
September 15th, 2018  11:02 AM

A trade union leader says police in Turkey have rounded up hundreds of construction workers at Istanbul's new airport after they staged a protest denouncing poor working conditions

Turkey union official: Airport construction workers detained
San Francisco Federal Reserve names Mary Daly as president
September 14th, 2018  5:26 PM

San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank names economist Mary Daly as president

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$1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute
September 14th, 2018  1:06 PM

A U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks

$1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute
Bank of England chief issues another Brexit warning
September 14th, 2018  7:05 AM

The Bank of England governor has warned senior government ministers of the severe economic problems that would be created if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal on future relations.

Bank of England chief issues another Brexit warning
US consumer prices rose an annual 2.7 percent in August
September 13th, 2018  9:02 AM

US consumer prices rose an annual 2.7 percent in August, a downshift from July

US consumer prices rose an annual 2.7 percent in August
Fed survey finds concerns about rising trade tensions
September 12th, 2018  4:56 PM

Federal Reserve survey finds rising concerns about impact of Trump trade policies on economy

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