Labor economy

The sun rises behind the smoke of a power plant in the suburbs of Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
February 06, 2018 - 7:21 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's biggest industrial union and employers have reached a wage deal that gives workers the equivalent of 3.5 percent annual raises over 27 months and the chance to work a 28-hour week for up to two years. Such wage gains could boost an already strong German economy...
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February 06, 2018 - 5:18 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's biggest industrial union and employers have reached a wage deal that gives workers the equivalent of 3.5 percent annual raises over a 27-month period and the chance to work a 28-hour week for up to two years. Such wage gains could boost an already strong Germany...
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February 06, 2018 - 3:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest industrial union and employers have reached a deal on wages and working hours, ending a dispute that led to a series of 24-hour walkouts last week. The IG Metall union and employers in southwestern Baden-Wuerttemberg state, one of Germany's industrial heartlands,...
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President Donald Trump speaks on tax policy during a visit to Sheffer Corporation, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Blue Ash, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 05, 2018 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trumps' trip to Ohio (all times local): 2:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is praising his recently-passed tax overhaul law, telling workers in Ohio that "America is once again open for business." Trump is touring a manufacturing company near Cincinnati and...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, photo, Grace Ochoa, of Performance Food Service, right, talks with a job applicant at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Friday, Feb. 2, the U.S. government issues the January jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 02, 2018 - 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pay raises, the U.S. economy's Achilles' heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating last month — a trend that fanned inflation fears and sent bond yields rising and stocks sinking. Wages grew in January from a year ago at the fastest...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, photo, Grace Ochoa, of Performance Food Service, right, talks with a job applicant at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Friday, Feb. 2, the U.S. government issues the January jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 02, 2018 - 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pay raises, the U.S. economy's Achilles' heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating last month — a trend that fanned inflation fears and sent bond yields rising and stocks sinking. Wages grew in January from a year ago at the fastest...
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Traders Robert Moran, left, and Andrew Silverman work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Technology companies were leading stocks broadly lower in early trading, extending the market's slide into a second day. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 02, 2018 - 2:02 pm
U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday, placing the market on track for its worst week in two years. Technology and energy stocks accounted for much of the broad slide, pulling the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 400 points. Several major companies including Exxon Mobil and Google's parent...
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Traders Robert Moran, left, and Andrew Silverman work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Technology companies were leading stocks broadly lower in early trading, extending the market's slide into a second day. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 02, 2018 - 11:27 am
Stocks fell sharply in morning trading Friday, putting the market on track for its worst week in two years, as several large companies sank after reporting weak earnings. Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Google's parent company, Alphabet, all dropped. Bond yields shot higher after the government reported...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, photo, Grace Ochoa, of Performance Food Service, right, talks with a job applicant at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Friday, Feb. 2, the U.S. government issues the January jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 02, 2018 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 200,000 jobs in January, and wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years, evidence of a consistently healthy job market. The unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent, the lowest level since 2000, the Labor Department said in its monthly jobs...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Friday as investors evaluated the latest earnings reports and worries about rising U.S. bond yields weighed on sentiment.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 02, 2018 - 8:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Solid U.S. jobs data on Friday did little to improve the mood in global stock markets as investors continued to worry about rising U.S. bond yields. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was down 1.4 percent at 12,825 while the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares fell 0.3...
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