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FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file photo morning clouds cover Capitol Hill in Washington. On Thursday, April 18, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 18, 2019 - 6:14 am
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in nearly half a century. The Labor Department says claims for jobless aid fell by 5,000 last week to 192,000, lowest since September 1969. The four-week average, which is less volatile, dropped by 6,000 to 201,250...
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April 17, 2019 - 5:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Writers Guild of America sued the entertainment industry's four biggest talent agencies Wednesday in the latest and boldest move in an increasingly bitter and protracted fight between the two sides over the way Hollywood does business. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County...
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April 17, 2019 - 9:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — The chief executive of ABB is stepping down as the Swiss engineering company undergoes a major overhaul. The company said Wednesday that Ulrich Spiesshofer had agreed with the board of directors to relinquish with immediate effect the role he's held since 2013. Board chairman Peter...
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April 17, 2019 - 2:56 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Gas stations across Portugal are running dry amid a truckers' strike over pay and working conditions. The walkout by some 800 truckers who transport hazardous materials prompted a rush to fill tanks, leaving hundreds of gas stations closed Wednesday. Authorities have ordered...
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Charles Walker, left, representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, testifies on 4-16-2019 in front of the House Administration Subcommittee on Elections at a field hearing in Fort Yates, N.D., related to voting rights and election administration accountability. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 2:01 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Native American voters face poor access to polling sites, discrimination by poll workers and unfair identification requirements, tribal leaders told members of Congress who traveled Tuesday to a reservation in North Dakota where voting rights were a key issue in last year's U...
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April 16, 2019 - 10:04 am
LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A union official says a small contingent of workers has finished making replacement parts for the Chevy Cruze at a General Motors plant in Ohio where production of the compact sedan ended in March. The Warren Tribune Chronicle reports UAW Local 1112 President Dave Green says...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Tony Rodio, president of Tropicana Entertainment speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Atlantic City, N.J. Casino giant Caesars Entertainment has appointed a veteran of the gambling industry as its new CEO. The Las Vegas-based company named Rodio as its new leader to replace Mark Frissora, who joined Caesars in 2015 and guided it through bankruptcy reorganization. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
April 16, 2019 - 7:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Caesars Entertainment is appointing a veteran of the Las Vegas Strip as its new chief executive. The casino giant named Tony Rodio as CEO Tuesday. He'll replace Mark Frissora, who guided the company through bankruptcy reorganization after joining Caesars in 2015. The change in...
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April 15, 2019 - 12:10 pm
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is revamping its practices for investigating workplace allegations after a group of women shared stories of discrimination and sexual harassment. CEO Satya Nadella sent a letter to employees about the changes Monday. Nadella says the company is increasing support...
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In this undated photo provided by Best Buy, the company's chief financial and strategic transformation officer, Corie Barry, poses for a portrait. Best Buy announced that Barry, 43, will become the company's CEO effective June 11, taking over from current CEO Hubert Joly, who will become executive chairman of the board after stepping down. (Best Buy via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 10:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The executive credited with reviving a struggling Best Buy is stepping aside. Hubert Joly, 59, is handing leadership of the reinvigorated electronics retailer to longtime executive Corie Barry, 43, as part of the company's succession plan effective June 11. Barry, who is currently...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, Ted Pappageorge, president of the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, speaks before a vote on whether to authorize a strike, in Las Vegas. Some key labor leaders say they are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation. “They’ve got to pay attention to kitchen-table economics,” said Pappageorge. “We don’t quite see that.” (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)
April 15, 2019 - 3:13 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist's dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation. The candidates are spending too much time...
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