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Trump heightens China tariff threat with no deal in sight
July 20th, 2018  4:39 PM

Trump heightens China tariff threat as economists see dim prospects for a deal

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2 Illinois IHOP franchises settle harassment suit for $975K
July 19th, 2018  4:44 PM

Two International House of Pancakes franchises in the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis will pay nearly $1 million combined to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed on behalf of several employees

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Trump pushing job training as employers search for workers
July 19th, 2018  2:38 PM

President Donald Trump is pressing U.S. companies and trade associations to bolster their job training opportunities as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill vacancies.

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UK rate hike in doubt after weak inflation figures
July 18th, 2018  5:34 AM

Official figures show that consumer price inflation across the U.K. was unchanged in the year to June, a lower than anticipated outcome that may temper some expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates next month

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South Korea slashes jobs outlook, downgrades growth forecast
July 18th, 2018  3:21 AM

South Korea is dramatically cutting its jobs outlook and slightly cutting its economic growth forecast

South Korea slashes jobs outlook, downgrades growth forecast
ECB research says stimulus didn't favor the rich
July 18th, 2018  2:11 AM

The European Central Bank is quietly pushing back against criticism of its stimulus policies, publishing a research paper from economists who found the bank's efforts did not increase inequality in wealth or income

ECB research says stimulus didn't favor the rich
Unions pour millions into Missouri to fight right-to-work
July 17th, 2018  5:11 PM

Unions from around the country are pouring money into Missouri ahead of a statewide vote that could ban mandatory union fees at workplaces, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions

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Right-to-work foes raise millions more than opponents
July 17th, 2018  1:16 PM

The group fighting a ballot measure that would make Missouri a right-to-work state has outraised its opponents by more than $4 million

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The Latest: US needs higher productivity to boost wages
July 17th, 2018  11:25 AM

The Latest: Powell says incomes will rise only with higher productivity

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Powell bullish on US economy, expects rates to keep rising
July 17th, 2018  10:06 AM

Fed Chairman Powell says strong economy points to gradual rate hikes

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Germany, EU launch talks on Russia-Ukraine gas transit
July 17th, 2018  9:26 AM

Germany is hosting the launch of European Union-brokered talks between Moscow and Kiev on the future transit of Russian gas through Ukraine after the current contract expires next year

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UK wage growth dips but interest rate increase seen on track
July 17th, 2018  5:45 AM

Official figures show that wage growth in the U.K. moderated in the three months to May, a development that's unlikely to dislodge expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates next month

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San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless
July 16th, 2018  9:46 PM

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality

San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless
Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination
July 16th, 2018  7:27 PM

Source says government regulators are investigating whether Uber's pay structure discriminated against the ride-hailing service's women workers

Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination
Business Highlights
July 16th, 2018  5:43 PM

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AP Exclusive: Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement
July 16th, 2018  3:04 PM

Billionaires like Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and heirs to the Walmart retail fortune are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain the charter schools movement across the country

AP Exclusive: Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement
Fired worker argues pot use didn't violate company policy
July 16th, 2018  11:38 AM

A Massachusetts woman who was fired by a food services company for her recreational marijuana use says she was wrongfully terminated

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Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow
July 16th, 2018  10:57 AM

Survey of economists: US sales, employment and wages will likely grow over next 3 months

Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow
May reveals Trump Brexit advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate
July 15th, 2018  1:14 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May says President Donald Trump advised her to "sue" the European Union in the negotiations over Britain's exit from the bloc

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Probe: Globe editor did not violate anti-harassment policy
July 12th, 2018  7:06 PM

Boston Globe officials say an investigation has found the newspaper's top editor did not violate an anti-harassment policy in connection with text messages he exchanged with a former employee

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