Labor economy

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018 file photo a passenger crosses railroad tracks at rush hour at Gare de Lyon train station, in Paris. France's rail operator SNCF and the Paris Metro say nationwide strikes will wipe out most services Thursday, impacting millions. The SNCF expects that 9 out of 10 high-speed trains won't run and that half of the Eurostar services linking France and Britain will be canceled, too. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
December 04, 2019 - 2:46 am
PARIS (AP) — Large swathes of France’s workforce, spanning generations, will go on strike Thursday to protest the government’s planned overhaul of the pension system. Gathering in Paris, they want to vent their anger at the reform proposals that President Emmanuel Macron thinks are necessary to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, the Fiat logo is mounted on a 2019 500 L on display at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. argainers for the United Auto Workers union and Fiat Chrysler are close to reaching a tentative deal on a new four-year contract, a person briefed on the matter said Saturday, Nov. 30. The deal, which could be announced Saturday, includes a $9,000 signing bonus, a promise not to close any factories for the next four years and a commitment to keep making vehicles at a plant in Belvidere, Illinois, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks are confidential. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
November 30, 2019 - 7:49 am
DETROIT (AP) — Bargainers for the United Auto Workers union and Fiat Chrysler are close to reaching a tentative deal on a new four-year contract, a person briefed on the matter said Saturday. The deal, which could be announced Saturday, includes a $9,000 signing bonus, a promise not to close any...
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The new President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde adds her signature to an oversize euro banknote at the ECB in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
November 29, 2019 - 2:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest rate since July 2008 even though growth is cooling in the face of headwinds like the U.S.-China trade war and uncertainty related to Britain’s departure from the European Union. The European Union’s statistics agency...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo Eldon Sylvester harvest soybeans in his field near Wamego, Kan. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the Commerce Department issues the second estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the July-September quarter. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 27, 2019 - 10:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of government reports Wednesday cast a picture of a steadily growing U.S. economy, fueled by solid consumer spending and defying threats — at least for now — from a U.S.-China trade war and a global slowdown. The Commerce Department estimated that the economy grew at a...
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Students carry a youth injured curing clashes with police at the National University in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Protesters are calling for another mass demonstration in Colombia Wednesday after talks with President Ivan Duque hit a snag. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
November 27, 2019 - 9:19 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians unhappy with President Iván Duque’s response to nearly a week of boisterous protests over everything from job losses to shark hunting took to the streets again Wednesday in a continuing tide of unrest. The daily protests jolting the South American country proclaim...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell addresses a round table discussion during a visit to Silver Lane Elementary School, in East Hartford, Conn., Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Powell and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren toured a working-class neighborhood in East Hartford and met with residents to get a closer look at their challenges. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
November 25, 2019 - 4:21 pm
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is sketching an optimistic view of the economy but signaling that continued low inflation means higher interest rates won’t likely be necessary anytime soon. Powell says that even with unemployment near a 50-year low of 3.6%, there’s still “plenty of room” for...
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks during a press conference at the end of a meeting with ArcelorMittal's top management, at the Chigi Palace in Rome, late Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Conte says steelmaker ArcelorMittal has agreed to try for a negotiated solution over the fate of a southern Italian steel plant after four-hour-long talks between Conte and ArcelorMittal executives ending Friday before midnight. (Maurizio Brambatti/ANSA via AP)
November 23, 2019 - 6:19 am
ROME (AP) — Italy’s leader says steelmaker ArcelorMittal has agreed to try for a negotiated solution over the fate of a southern plant that is one of Europe’s largest steel producers, while union leaders on Saturday clamored for authorities to protect the thousands of jobs at stake. Premier...
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FILE - This May 16, 2014, file photo, shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that its crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in U.S. District Court in Detroit, alleges that FCA was involved in racketeering by paying millions in bribes to get concessions and gain advantages in three labor agreements with the union. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 21, 2019 - 2:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Automakers sue each other on occasion, but no one in Detroit can remember one accusing another of bribing union officials to get an unfair labor cost advantage. Yet that’s what happened Wednesday when General Motors filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler...
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FILE - This May 16, 2014, file photo, shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that its crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in U.S. District Court in Detroit, alleges that FCA was involved in racketeering by paying millions in bribes to get concessions and gain advantages in three labor agreements with the union. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 20, 2019 - 5:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW. Jones has...
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November 19, 2019 - 5:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home building jumped 3.8% in October, a positive sign for the overall economy as developers anticipate steady demand. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that housing starts reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.31 million. Starts for single-family houses were up 2...
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