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Rent’s too damn high? Move and telecommute

A funny thing didn't happen on the way to the digital revolution. It failed to empty out the cities. If knowledge workers could communicate from anywhere, the futurists figured, why would they subject themselves to the traffic and noise of urban life? They could easily move their...

Date: 05/25/2016 | Opinion Columnists


Pacific pact analysis predicts modest boost for U.S. economy

WASHINGTON — The world's largest regional trade pact, between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations, would marginally boost the U.S. economy and jobs over the next 15 years, but it also would erode employment in manufacturing sectors, according to a new analysis by an...

Date: 05/19/2016 | Nation & World


54-year-old custodian graduates from college he cleaned at night

When Michael Vaudreuil's college classmates were in the library studying together at night, he was wiping down chalkboards and picking up their trash.But this weekend, donning a black cap and gown, he stood with them not as a 54-year-old college custodian but as a fellow...

Date: 05/18/2016 | Nation & World


Start-up project connects moms with flexible jobs

After nine years at Google, Phoebe Elder quit to stay home with her two kidsRelieved to get off the hamster wheel of juggling a job and family time, Elder, who lives in suburban Chicago, also feared losing the independence of having her own paycheck and the notoriously tough...

Date: 05/15/2016 | Business


Unlearn negative lessons from unhealthy workplace

Q: I recently left a company where the environment was extremely toxic. Management had a group of favorites, and anyone outside the inner circle could quickly become a target. There was absolutely no trust among the staff. Because our behavior was constantly...

Date: 05/15/2016 | Business


GOP states benefit from shift to wind, solar energy

WASHINGTON — If there’s a War on Coal, it’s increasingly clear which side is winning.

Date: 05/06/2016 | Nation & World


Minimum wage hikes were followed by employment increases

An incredibly simplistic argument breaks out every time liberal groups push to raise the federal minimum wage. We’ll lose jobs, opponents say. No we won’t, supporters say.

Date: 05/05/2016 | Business Wire


Weighing benefit of tax breaks for Boeing, others

Name a tax and there's a break for it.Actually the number of tax exemptions dwarfs the specific taxes that generate revenue for the state. More than 600 tax exemptions...

Date: 05/05/2016 | Editorials


U.S. businesses add jobs at slowest pace in 3 years

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies added jobs at the slowest pace in three years in April, a private survey found, a sign that slower growth and volatile financial markets could be weighing on hiring.Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 156,000 jobs in...

Date: 05/04/2016 | Business Wire


Workers happy — but want more compensation and respect

Employee satisfaction is at its highest in 10 years, yet workers report low satisfaction with benefits, compensation, time off and “respectful treatment,” according to a survey of 600 employees by the Society for Human Resource Management.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Business


Herald says farewell to leader of newsroom family

Last month I marked my 35th anniversary at The Herald. This column isn't my goodbye — not yet.How anyone stays with one employer that long is a blend of gratifying work and resilience. Do your job and care about it. Get along with people. As for bad bosses — and...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Julie Muhlstein


Jobless claims in U.S. hover around lowest level in four decades

Jobless claims last week hovered around four-decade lows, showing the labor market remains the strongest part of the U.S. economy.

Date: 04/28/2016 | Business Wire


U.S. economy grows at slowest pace in two years

WASHINGTON — Growth by the U.S. economy fell off sharply in the first three months of 2016, posting its worst quarterly performance in two years amid a global slowdown, the Commerce Department said Thursday.The broadest measure of the nation's economic output, known as...

Date: 04/28/2016 | Business Wire


A better future

HopeWorks helps steer former at-risk teens in positive direction

Date: 04/20/2016 | Julie Muhlstein


Jobless claims decline to match lowest since 1973

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly declined last week to match a more than 42-year low, indicating employers are upbeat about an economy that bogged down in the first quarter.

Date: 04/14/2016 | Business Wire


$20,000 grant will create jobs, benefit environment

DARRINGTON — The Darrington Collaborative, a group focused on restoring habitat while creating local jobs, received a $20,000 grant from the state Department of Commerce.The award was announced Thursday. The money is being used to hire a forester who can help...

Date: 04/09/2016 | Local News


Oil, gas capital spending set for record fall in Canada

Canada's oil and gas companies will slash investments by 35 percent in 2016, a record two-year decline that underscores a need for new pipelines, the industry's main advocacy group says.Capital spending will fall to C$31 billion ($23.6 billion) in 2016, from C$48 billion...

Date: 04/08/2016 | Business Wire


The future is looking UP

Event lets teens from around county try their hand at multiple jobs

Date: 04/06/2016 | Local News


California Assembly OKs $15 an hour minimum wage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Assembly on Thursday approved a plan that would create the highest statewide minimum wage in the nation of $15 an hour by 2022.The proposal now moves on to the state Senate for consideration. The state of New York is considering a similar measure.

Date: 03/31/2016 | Business Wire


U.S. companies added strong 200,000 jobs in March

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies added a solid 200,000 jobs in March, buoyed by strong gains in construction, retail and shipping, according to a private survey.Payroll processor ADP says that financial services firms also posted solid gains, while manufacturing employment barely rose.

Date: 03/31/2016 | Business Wire


Boeing job cuts in state could hit 10 percent

SEATTLE — The Boeing Co. is reportedly taking steps to eliminate 10 percent of its workforce in Washington state.

Date: 03/29/2016 | Business Wire


Saving: It’s one habit millennials should keep

Millennials get a bad rap for being irresponsible with money.

Date: 03/29/2016 | Business Wire


Tax break for new construction meant to fuel growth of jobs

EVERETT — County leaders have decided to allow a 10-year tax break for companies that bring new jobs to manufacturing and industrial areas around Snohomish County.To qualify, businesses must build a new operation or expand an existing one and add at least 25 jobs...

Date: 03/28/2016 | Local News


State’s jobless rate holds steady at 5.8 percent

OLYMPIA — Washington state added an estimated 10,600 jobs last month and the unemployment rate is holding steady at 5.8 percent.

Date: 03/23/2016 | Business Wire


Resource fair gives opportunities to people with disabilities

LYNNWOOD — The candy aisle at the Walgreens near Meadowdale High School is Sarah Anne Haroldson’s territory.

Date: 03/20/2016 | Local News


Many waste money on computer coding ‘bootcamps’

Brian O’Neill has been trying to hire a developer at Philly-based tech company Monetate. He’s used to seeing resumes from “bootcampers,” or graduates of programs. He’s also used to turning them down for such an advanced job.

Date: 03/17/2016 | Business Wire


Exit polls show problems ahead for Bernie Sanders

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders has clearly tapped a vein of economic populism, but the latest presidential primary exit polls — along with previous primary and caucus results — suggest a Democratic Party electorate unwilling to embrace the kind of leftward shift the Vermont senator proposes.

Date: 03/16/2016 | Nation & World


Canada jobless rate hits 3-year high as Ontario loses steam

Canada’s unemployment rate posted a surprise increase last month as the nation continues to struggle with the impact of lower oil prices.

Date: 03/12/2016 | Business Wire


Strong U.S. job growth helps dispel recession fears

WASHINGTON — A robust February jobs report showcased a resilient U.S. economy just as fears of a new recession had begun to surface.

Date: 03/04/2016 | Business Wire


Jobless-aid applications increase by 6,000

WASHINGTON — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but their numbers remained low enough to suggest that layoffs are rare and the job market is healthy.

Date: 03/03/2016 | Business Wire


Kroger reports record profits, thousands of jobs created

CINCINNATI — The nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer released record annual profits Thursday, while also noting it created 9,000 jobs last year across its 35-state footprint.

Date: 03/03/2016 | Business Wire


U.S. companies add 214,000 jobs in February

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses added a healthy 214,000 jobs last month, another sign that the U.S. job market remains resilient despite economic weakness overseas and tumult in financial markets.

Date: 03/02/2016 | Business Wire


Saudis work at Starbucks, McDonald’s. And that’s a big deal

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Mariam al-Harbi is Saudi, and she works at Starbucks.

Date: 03/02/2016 | Nation & World


Raised in poverty? Your college degree is worth less

It is axiomatic that college graduates earn on average more money than those students who don't go to college, and, so, kids from low-income families can climb out of poverty through higher education. But two new reports show that a college degree isn't worth as much — at least...

Date: 02/28/2016 | Nation & World


Applications for U.S. jobless benefits increase

WASHINGTON — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the figure remained at a low level that suggests layoffs aren’t widespread.

Date: 02/26/2016 | Business Wire


Halliburton to cut 5,000 jobs amid oil slump

HOUSTON — Halliburton Co., which provides well-drilling services for oil companies, is cutting 5,000 more jobs as the industry continues to struggle with slumping oil prices.

Date: 02/26/2016 | Business Wire


Kohl’s to close 18 underperforming stores

MILWAUKEE - Kohl's Corp. will close 18 stores this year as the Milwaukee-area company seeks to cut costs and find the proper balance between its extensive brick-and-mortar presence and its increasingly important online business.The as-yet-undisclosed stores to be shuttered...

Date: 02/26/2016 | Business Wire


Job gains help to allay recession fears

Hiring managers have their fingers directly on the pulse of the U.S. economy, and they're feeling a steady heartbeat of demand.While financial markets may be signaling the world's largest economy is inching toward recession, recent labor-market data shows persistent hiring,...

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business Wire


Many optimistic despite slower U.S. job growth

WASHINGTON — Consider looking past January's so-so job growth. At first glance, Friday's government report on U.S. hiring was a downer — 151,000 added jobs, well below the pace of the previous few months.Yet once you take a fuller view, a brighter picture of the...

Date: 02/06/2016 | Business Wire


U.S. exports fell in 2015 for first time since recession

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit rose in December as American exports fell for a third straight month, reflecting the pressures of a stronger dollar and spreading global weakness. Those factors contributed to the first annual drop in U.S. export sales since the Great Recession shrank global...

Date: 02/06/2016 | Business Wire


Take the initiative to stand out at work

Ask any boss which employee in their firm really stands out as a star, and they will most certainly bring up the person who shows initiative. Everyone wants a hardworking employee who does a good job, but the person who goes beyond that and shows initiative is rare indeed (and seems to...

Date: 02/04/2016 | Business columnists


Home Depot to hire more than 80,000

NEW YORK — Home Depot is on a hiring spree.

Date: 02/04/2016 | Business Wire


A million face loss of food stamps over job requirement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work requirements that began kicking in this month.The rule change in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was...

Date: 01/31/2016 | Nation & World


Obama rule would examine gender pay inequity

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama proposed a new rule Friday that would require every large company in America to report employees' pay based on race and gender, an effort to reduce longstanding pay inequities for women and minorities.The new policy, already drawing...

Date: 01/30/2016 | Nation & World


Follow the data to the best job in the U.S.

What's the best job in America right now? Being a test driver for Tesla? A visual-effects designer for Lucasfilm? A taster in the quality-control department at New Belgium Brewing?At least according to the folks at Glassdoor, it's something far less flashy.A new...

Date: 01/21/2016 | Business Wire


President Obama takes a Detroit victory lap

DETROIT — President Barack Obama got a real taste of Detroit on Wednesday, grabbing lunch at a neighborhood brewery and making a purchase at a nearby Shinola store before heading downtown to spend a half-hour at the North American International Auto Show, a first for Obama as...

Date: 01/20/2016 | Business Wire


Feds send warning shot on temp staffing agencies

WASHINGTON — The Department of Labor thinks more companies should take responsibility for their contracted workforces, and it's just told them exactly how and when.If there's one trend that's characterized the changing American workforce more than any other in recent...

Date: 01/20/2016 | Business Wire


Oil misery puts 2015 among worst years for Canada jobs

OTTAWA — A cocktail of collapsing oil prices, slow global growth and an aging population is producing one of the most sluggish labor markets in Canada’s history.

Date: 01/09/2016 | Business Wire


Many left behind by growth in U.S. economy

WASHINGTON — America is enjoying a stretch of stellar jobs reports, including Friday's announcement that the economy added 292,000 jobs in December. Job growth averaged 221,000 a month for 2015.The Obama administration trumpets the news that the last two years have...

Date: 01/09/2016 | Business Wire


Joint Base Lewis-McChord to cut about 900 civilian jobs

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD — Joint Base Lewis-McChord is expected to cut about 900 civilian jobs over the next few years, with most of the reductions accomplished by not filling openings and offering incentives for early retirement.

Date: 01/03/2016 | Northwest


Edmonds gets creative recruiting new police officers

EDMONDS — The videos combine upbeat music, scenic views and candid interviews with Edmonds officers.

Date: 12/26/2015 | Local News


Applications for jobless aid dropped last week

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week, reflecting a job market that continues to look persistently healthy.

Date: 12/24/2015 | Business Wire


Democrats face off on taxes, Wall Street and gun control

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Democratic presidential candidates presented competing visions for defeating Islamic State terrorists and clashed passionately at a debate here Saturday night over tax policy, the power and wealth of Wall Street, gun control and other domestic issues.

Date: 12/19/2015 | Nation & World


Last deep British coal mine closes

LONDON — Coal once fueled the British Empire, employed armies of men and shook the power of governments.On Friday, workers at Britain's last operating deep coal mine finished their final shift, emerging — soot-blackened and live on television news channels...

Date: 12/19/2015 | Business Wire


Fewer Americans filed for unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, another sign of strength in the job market.

Date: 12/18/2015 | Business Wire


Jobless aid requests up last week; levels still low

WASHINGTON — Applications for U.S. jobless aid climbed last week, but the number of Americans seeking benefits remains close to historic lows in a positive sign for the job market.THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for jobless aid rose 13,000 to a...

Date: 12/11/2015 | Business Wire


College degree was worth something after recession

WASHINGTON — In the wake of the Great Recession, a meme took hold: That of the overeducated barista, unable to find a job in her field, working instead in a low or middle-skilled position just to get by. By 2011, more than half of college graduates under age 25 were jobless or...

Date: 12/11/2015 | Business Wire


Light rail must connect with Paine Field

By any measurement, $15 billion is a lot of money, especially when we're talking about taxpayer money.Earlier this year, the Legislature authorized Sound Transit to seek voter approval to collect about $15 billion over a 15-year...

Date: 12/10/2015 | Editorials


Texas jobs miracle fades as oil price slips

The "Texas Miracle" could become more like a mirage.For years, politicians in the second-largest state bragged that low taxes and loose regulations kept employment high while the rest of the country was mired in economic doldrums following the 2008 crash. Turns...

Date: 12/05/2015 | Business Wire


U.S. adds 211,000 jobs in November; Dow soars

WASHINGTON — If the Federal Reserve needed any final evidence that the economy is ready for higher interest rates, it got it on Friday.

Date: 12/04/2015 | Business Wire


Private sector adds 217,000 jobs in November

WASHINGTON — Private-sector employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding 217,000 net new jobs in the best performance since June, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Wednesday.The job growth topped an upwardly revised 196,000 in October and was...

Date: 12/02/2015 | Business Wire


Cup of opportunity

New coffee shop also serves hope for the homeless, at-risk teens

Date: 12/02/2015 | Julie Muhlstein


Take a ferry for a spin, sort of

Agency recruiting new employees to head off shortage

Date: 12/02/2015 | Local News


Volvo Trucks to lay off 734 workers at its Virginia plant

DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks will lay off 734 production workers at its plant in southwest Virginia due to a slowdown in demand, the company disclosed Tuesday.

Date: 12/02/2015 | Business Wire


Another shot to tie jobs to Boeing tax cut

I recently purchased a T-shirt from the Boeing store for my daughter, who is fan of the 737. It says, "If it's not Boeing, I'm not going!" That may be true for her — but Boeing jobs are certainly on their way out of Washington.How can this be? The...

Date: 12/02/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Applications for jobless benefits fall sharply

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped sharply last week, the Labor Department said Wednesday, the latest sign that businesses are cutting few jobs.

Date: 11/26/2015 | Business Wire


Reasons to shop on Saturday

Despite announcements by several retailers that are bucking the trend of stores opening on Thanksgiving for the start of the holiday shopping season, including REI, Nordstrom and Costco, it can seem like a losing battle when Macy's, Sears, Target, Walmart and other major retailers no...

Date: 11/25/2015 | Editorials


U.S. economy outperforms 3rd quarter estimates

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a faster pace over the summer than initially estimated, a positive sign that could help convince Federal Reserve policymakers to raise a key interest rate next month.

Date: 11/24/2015 | Business Wire


Payrolls increase in 40 states in October, led by California

WASHINGTON — Payrolls rose in 40 states and the unemployment rate fell in 32 as the U.S. labor market powered ahead in October.

Date: 11/21/2015 | Business Wire


State unemployment rate steady at 5.2 percent

OLYMPIA — Washington state’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.2 percent for the second month in a row.

Date: 11/19/2015 | Business Wire


U.S. employers advertise more job openings in September

WASHINGTON — Employers advertised more job openings in September but hiring was essentially unchanged.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Business Wire


Three takeaways from sizzling U.S. jobs report

WASHINGTON — Employers shrugged off worries about the U.S. economy downshifting, adding a whopping 271,000 non-farm jobs in October and raising worker pay in the process.The unemployment rate in October dipped slightly to 5 percent, and measures of stress in the job...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Business Wire


Battle begins over details of Obama’s Pacific trade deal

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has revealed its trade pact with Pacific nations, a sweeping and controversial deal igniting fierce opposition from President Barack Obama's Democratic allies.The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement published on Thursday has...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Nation & World


For good or ill, nature of work is changing

Robots make the perfect employee. They don't complain, they don't get sick, and, as of this writing, they don't have babies. When robots can do the job in today's economy, they get the job.When they can't, a human must suffice. You still need a human to make the perfect...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Danish shipper cuts jobs amid falling demand

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Maersk Line, the shipping branch of Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk, said it will reduce its network capacity, postpone investments and reduce its global headcount by at least 4,000 jobs by the end of 2017.

Date: 11/05/2015 | Business Wire


U.S. firms added 182,000 workers in October, ADP says

WASHINGTON - Companies added 182,000 workers in October, signaling steady improvement in the U.S. job market, according to a private report based on payrolls.

Date: 11/05/2015 | Business Wire


TransCanada: Politics not behind Keystone delay request

TORONTO — The head of the Canadian company behind the proposed Keystone XL pipeline denied Tuesday that political motivation drove its decision to ask the U.S. government to delay consideration of the project.

Date: 11/04/2015 | Business Wire


Alcoa closing smelters in Ferndale, Wenatchee

SEATTLE — Alcoa is shutting down smelters in Ferndale and Wenatchee as the company cuts back its aluminum output and prepares to split the company.

Date: 11/04/2015 | Business Wire


Vote for a better Washington

Regardless of the outsized attention that the presidential election draws, your vote matters as much if not more in local and state elections, this year determining who represents you on city councils, school boards, fire districts and more and next year as you elect legislators and...

Date: 11/03/2015 | Editorials


Challenge for state: Recruiting, retaining 147 new troopers

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Patrol is seeing its ranks depleted faster than can be replenished. It can't recruit enough new troopers to fill existing vacancies and newer...

Date: 11/02/2015 | Local News


Jobless aid applications fall to 42-year low

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely rose last week and the average level of applications in the past month fell to a 42-year low.

Date: 10/29/2015 | Business Wire


What else isn’t getting a vote?

It's not that surprising that the U.S. House finally passed legislation to take the Export-Import Bank out of the mothballs it was placed in back in June when its authorization expired. The support was there all along.The bank, which guarantees loans between American...

Date: 10/29/2015 | Editorials


U.S. employers advertised fewer jobs in August

WASHINGTON — The Labor Department said employers advertised fewer job openings in August and kept hiring flat.Job openings slid to 5.4 million in August from a record high 5.7 million in July. Hiring was little-changed at 5.1 million.

Date: 10/17/2015 | Business Wire


Unemployment applications drop to 42-year low

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week, matching the lowest level in 42 years, strong evidence that employers remain confident enough in the economy to hold onto their staffs.

Date: 10/15/2015 | Business Wire


United dangles jet order to spur pilot pact

CHICAGO — United Airlines plans to order a fleet of 100-seat jetliners from either Bombardier or Embraer if it can agree on terms for a two-year contract extension with pilots in expedited bargaining.

Date: 10/10/2015 | Business Wire


Arlington thrift shop gives special-needs kids real-world skills

ARLINGTON — It's the simple things. Folding a pair of pants and arranging the matching jacket on a hanger. Washing and drying a vase before finding a spot on the shelf. Choosing the right color of sticker to mark the price of a knickknack.These are skills...

Date: 10/05/2015 | Local News


Why are raises elusive with record U.S. job openings?

WASHINGTON — Companies have posted a record number of job openings just when a diminished proportion of Americans are either working or looking for work.That combination ought to push up pay. Yet it hasn't worked out that way, at least not yet. Wage growth actually...

Date: 10/04/2015 | Business


Job growth slows sharply; unemployment rate stays at 5.1%

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy added just 142,000 net new jobs in September and average wages fells slightly, surprising signs that labor market growth has stalled amid global economic troubles.

Date: 10/02/2015 | Business Wire


Ex-Im Bank revival pushed, as GOP remains divided

WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a candidate for speaker, is “strongly” discouraging lawmakers from signing on to a fellow Republican’s effort to force a vote to revive the U.S. Export-Import Bank, his spokesman said.

Date: 10/02/2015 | Nation & World


One reason women aren’t promoted: They don’t want it

Women are underrepresented in leadership positions for plenty of reasons: They're stereotyped as being less competent than men, they aren't as aggressive, and there's a perception that they can't lead and raise a family at the same time. Now, research from Harvard Business School adds...

Date: 09/25/2015 | Business Wire


Seniors who keep working are healthier

Is retirement hazardous to your health?It’s an intriguing question in light of a new study that finds senior citizens who work are in better health than their counterparts who don’t.

Date: 09/25/2015 | Nation & World


Visit seals big jet deal

China's president tours Boeing factory in Everett

Date: 09/23/2015 | Local News


Shifting work to Mexico now up for UAW vote

DETROIT — Building more cars in Mexico.

Date: 09/22/2015 | Business Wire


Girls get a glimpse of a future in aviation

SNOHOMISH — Harvey Airfield is kicking off a world-wide effort aimed at getting girls involved aviation.

Date: 09/19/2015 | Local News


2.3 million apply for 368 menial jobs in India

LUCKNOW, India — When a northern Indian state announced a few hundred job openings for low-level office workers who run errands and make tea, the response was staggering.

Date: 09/18/2015 | Business Wire


More young adults live in parents’ basements

The kids in the basement are staying there.One lasting scar from the deepest recession since the 1930s is the phenomenon of young adults, facing their own financial challenges, forced to squeeze in the homes of their parents. And new data show the trend is getting worse, not better.

Date: 09/18/2015 | Nation & World


No growth in U.S. middle class incomes

WASHINGTON — The wallets of America's middle class and poorest aren't seeing any extra money, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday, a financial stagnation experts say may be fueling political dissent this campaign season.The Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty...

Date: 09/16/2015 | Business Wire


UAW ‘very determined’ to get raises for Ford workers

DETROIT — With a contract deadline looming Monday, a top United Auto Workers official said he is “very determined” to get raises for veteran workers at Ford who haven’t received an hourly pay increase in almost a decade.

Date: 09/12/2015 | Business Wire


U.S. jobless claims hit a 42-year low

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, keeping this key indicator of labor market health near historic lows.The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment benefits dropped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted...

Date: 09/10/2015 | Business Wire


Some liberals have started to love Donald Trump

As the Donald Trump jamboree has played on — and blown out amps — some progressive thinkers have started to see its upside.

Date: 09/10/2015 | Nation & World




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