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Pilot union says it wants to help reduce delays on American
November 19th, 2018  6:58 PM

Pilots at American Airlines say contract wish list includes better pay and fewer flight delays

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Big tech firms pledge training for workers in Southeast Asia
November 19th, 2018  7:39 AM

Microsoft, Google and other major technology companies have promised to help provide training in digital skills for around 20 million people in Southeast Asia by 2020 to make sure the region's working-age population is a fit for the future job market

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The Latest: German official says stick to Brexit deal
November 19th, 2018  4:15 AM

A senior German official says Britain and the European Union should "stick to what we have now" in the Brexit negotiations amid calls in London for the draft deal to be revisited

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Union: Workers ratify contract, end Boston hotel strike
November 17th, 2018  5:33 PM

A labor union says a 45-day strike by Marriott hotel workers in Boston is over after workers ratified a new contract agreement

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The Latest: UK business group embraces May's Brexit deal
November 16th, 2018  10:49 AM

A leading lobby group for British business says the Brexit deal that Prime Minister Theresa May has negotiated with the European Union represents "hard-won progress."

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Top eurozone banker suggests rates could stay low for longer
November 16th, 2018  5:11 AM

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says that slowing trade is proving to be a drag on the eurozone economy but says the expansion remains "resilient" as consumers remain willing to spend and unemployment falls

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World markets mixed on trade, Brexit tensions
November 16th, 2018  4:49 AM

World markets mixed on trade tensions and political risks surrounding Britain's exit from the European Union

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Unions file lawsuit against Puerto Rico over worker pensions
November 15th, 2018  5:37 PM

Two U.S.-based unions have filed a lawsuit against Puerto Rico's government accusing it of mismanaging employee retirement accounts

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After intense wrangling, UK backs a Brexit deal. Now what?
November 14th, 2018  3:40 PM

Like white smoke from the Vatican announcing a new pope, the signal from Britain's Cabinet table says: We have a decision

After intense wrangling, UK backs a Brexit deal. Now what?
Big question for Amazon's 2 chosen cities: Will it pay off?
November 14th, 2018  11:10 AM

Amazon HQ2: Will it be worth it? Company will bring plenty of jobs but headaches, too

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Report: Opioid crisis costing Massachusetts $2.5B a year
November 14th, 2018  10:53 AM

The opioid crisis is costing Massachusetts $2.5 billion a year in lost productivity from employees who aren't showing up for work because of their addiction or who so distracted they can't concentrate on their jobs

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Greek civil servants walk off job in 24-hour strike
November 14th, 2018  7:27 AM

Civil servants in Greece have walked off the job in a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures, demanding wage and pension increases and the abolition of all legislation imposed as part of the country's international bailouts

Greek civil servants walk off job in 24-hour strike
Biggest lure for Amazon to Virginia may be campus, not cash
November 13th, 2018  6:43 PM

The key to luring Amazon to northern Virginia may not have been hundreds of millions in cash incentives but instead plans for a nearby $1 billion graduate campus that will train hundreds of high-tech workers annually

Biggest lure for Amazon to Virginia may be campus, not cash
NY state kicking in $1.5B-plus for getting Amazon HQ
November 13th, 2018  5:30 PM

New York City elected officials are cheering and jeering the record-setting incentive package the state is giving to Amazon for one of its new headquarters

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UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal
November 13th, 2018  3:18 PM

After months of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union have struck a proposed divorce deal to provide for the U.K.'s smooth exit from the bloc

UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal
Amazon's growing pains in Seattle offer lessons to new hosts
November 13th, 2018  2:26 PM

As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia, experts and historians in Seattle say both places can expect a delicate relationship with the world's hottest online retailer.

Amazon's growing pains in Seattle offer lessons to new hosts
UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal
November 13th, 2018  2:09 PM

After months of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union have struck a proposed divorce deal to provide for the U.K.'s smooth exit from the bloc

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2 months in prison for ex-union official in corruption probe
November 13th, 2018  1:30 PM

A former union official has been sentenced to 60 days in prison for using money from the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center for shoes, jewelry and other personal benefits

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Amazon HQ locations: Similar basics but different vibes
November 13th, 2018  12:01 PM

The communities selected as new bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metro areas with ample transportation and space for workers, but there are plenty of differences

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EU workers leave UK in record numbers as Brexit looms
November 13th, 2018  7:56 AM

The number of people from the European Union working in Britain has fallen by a record amount, showing the impact Brexit is having on the labor market.

EU workers leave UK in record numbers as Brexit looms

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