Labor economy

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined at left by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, speaks during a news conference about the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2020 - 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that supporters said would help working families, the Democratic-controlled House has approved a bill that would make it easier for workers to form unions and bargain for higher wages, better benefits and improved working conditions. The “Protecting the Right to Organize...
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Specialist Jay Woods works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. U.S. stocks rose in midday trading Thursday as investors continued focusing on the latest round of corporate earnings and China cut tariffs on key imports as part of a trade war truce. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 06, 2020 - 12:00 pm
Technology companies led stocks higher on Wall Street in afternoon trading Thursday, adding to the market's solid gains this week. Major indexes were on track for more record highs as investors continued focusing on the latest round of corporate earnings. Twitter and Coach brand owner Tapestry were...
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FILE- In this Jan. 4, 2019, file work continues on a plan of new homes in Franklin Park, Pa. U.S. productivity rebounded in the final three months of 2019, helping to boost productivity growth for the year to the best showing in nearly a decade. The Commerce Department said Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 that productivity grew at an annual rate of 1.4% in the October-December quarter, a significant improvement from a 0.2% drop in productivity in the third quarter. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
February 06, 2020 - 6:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity rebounded in the final three months of last year, helping to boost productivity growth for the year to the best showing in nearly a decade. The Commerce Department said Thursday that productivity grew at an annual rate of 1.4% in the October-December quarter,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross listening to President Donald Trump speak during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Ross suggested Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, that a viral outbreak in China could offer an upside to the U.S. economy by encouraging manufacturers to move back to America. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 30, 2020 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross suggested Thursday that the viral outbreak in China might offer an unexpected benefit for the U.S. economy: It could encourage American manufacturers in China to return to the United States. “I think it will help to accelerate the return of jobs to...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event at the White House to sign a new North American trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence is left and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is right. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 29, 2020 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico that he said replaces the “nightmare" of a Clinton-era agreement and will keep jobs, wealth and growth in America. Trump made renegotiating the North American Free...
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In this Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 photo a passer-by walks near stoves, front, at a Home Depot store location, in Boston. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Conference Board reports on U.S. consumer confidence for January. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 28, 2020 - 7:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence showed a strong gain in January, bolstered by continued strength in the job market. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to a reading of 131.6 this month, up from 128.2 in December. Lynn Franco, senior director of...
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President Donald Trump pauses as he walks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 27, 2020 - 12:04 pm
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is holding his next rally in a county with almost no factory jobs to save, a reliance on immigrant workers and an economy built in part by coastal elites who summer there. Cape May County on the southern tip of New Jersey reflects just how much loyalty...
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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2019, file photo shows a sign at a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa. Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM. In papers filed Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 with the federal court in Detroit, FCA argued that GM’s lawsuit is not based on facts. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
January 24, 2020 - 4:52 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM. In papers filed Friday with the federal court in Detroit, FCA argued that GM’s lawsuit is not based on facts...
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Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci, right, and U.S. ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell pose for a photograph, in Kosovo capital Pristina, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Grenell, who is U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for Serbia and Kosovo visited Kosovo in an effort to urge both countries to resume negotiations and reach a final reconciliation agreement. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
January 22, 2020 - 1:16 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy for talks between Balkan rivals Serbia and Kosovo was in Pristina on Wednesday in an effort to urge both countries to resume negotiations and reach a final reconciliation agreement. Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany,...
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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech as he visits a plant of British-Swedish pharmaceutical group Astrazeneca in Dunkirk, northern France, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 180 international business leaders later today at the Palace of Versailles in a bid to promote France's economic attractiveness despite over six weeks of crippling strikes over his government's planned pension changes.(Denis Charlet/Pool Photo via AP)
January 20, 2020 - 7:00 am
PARIS (AP) — France's president is taking on the role of salesman in chief for his strike-battered country. Emmanuel Macron used the splendor of the Palace of Versailles to woo international business leaders on Monday, insisting that his reforms are attracting investors despite six weeks of...
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