Labor economy

People take part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
March 08, 2018 - 8:39 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on International Women's Day (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Hundreds of women have marched in Pakistan's capital and elsewhere on International Women's Day, demanding more rights and denouncing harassment, which is common at homes and in work places. Chanting...
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Russian TV host and presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak attends an Amnesty International picket against sexual harassment holding a placard reading "Deputies (lawmakers), we don't want you!" in front of the Russian State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 8, 2018. Sobchak held her demonstration on Thursday, International Women's Day which is observed as a public holiday in Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
March 08, 2018 - 8:15 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on International Women's Day (all times local): 9:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says on International Women's Day that while much has been achieved, the struggle for more equality for women in Germany and worldwide must continue. Merkel, considered...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, photo, Joana Dudley, of Lauderhill, Fla., looks at her list of job prospects at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in February. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 07, 2018 - 9:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added a healthy 235,000 jobs last month, led by solid gains in construction, hotels and restaurants, and education and health care, according to a private survey. The report Wednesday on February hiring from payroll provider ADP comes after businesses added 244,000...
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FILE- In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, construction workers work in midtown Manhattan in New York. On Wednesday, March 7, the Labor Department issues revised data on productivity in the four quarter. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 07, 2018 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity showed no gain in the fourth quarter, the poorest performance since an outright decline in the first quarter of 2016. It was further evidence of the struggles the country is facing in boosting worker efficiency. The flat reading the Labor Department reported...
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Trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 5, 2018. Banks and technology companies are leading U.S. stocks lower in early trading on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 05, 2018 - 2:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks shook off morning losses on Monday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was on pace for its best day in a week. It's the latest turn for a market suddenly prone to quick shifts not only day to day but also hour to hour. The volatility comes as investors question whether a...
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In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 photo sales associate Larry Wardford, of Holliston, Mass., places items on selves at a Lowe's retail home improvement and appliance store in Framingham, Mass. On Monday, March 5, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for February. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 05, 2018 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms grew more slowly in February compared with the previous month, but still expanded at a healthy clip. The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that its services index slipped to 59.5, from 59.9 in January. The January reading was the highest since 2005...
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In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo provided by the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, second from left, attends the wake for the overseas worker killed in Kuwait, Joanna Demafelis in Iloilo city, central Philippines. Duterte has banned the deployment of Filipino workers to the oil-rich Arab nation in anger while Filipino authorities are hunting for the local job recruiters of the 29-year-old Demafelis. At left is Joanna's father Crisanto and third from left is her mother Eva. (AP Photo/Christopher "Bong" Go, Special Assistant to the President)
March 02, 2018 - 7:35 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — When Joanna Demafelis' indebted family needed money to fix their typhoon-battered home, she followed in the footsteps of millions of other Filipinos and left to find work overseas. And like far too many Filipinos, her journey ended in tragedy. Demafelis' mutilated body...
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FILE- In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, a shopper heads into a J.C. Penney store in Seattle J.C. Penney Co. reports financial results on Friday, March 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 02, 2018 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Department store chain J.C. Penney says it has cut more than 300 jobs and reported disappointing sales at established stores for the quarter that includes the holiday season. It also delivered a muted outlook, and its shares fell 8 percent. The news Friday overshadowed strong...
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In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo provided by the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, second from left, attends the wake for the overseas worker killed in Kuwait, Joanna Demafelis in Iloilo city, central Philippines. Duterte has banned the deployment of Filipino workers to the oil-rich Arab nation in anger while Filipino authorities are hunting for the local job recruiters of the 29-year-old Demafelis. At left is Joanna's father Crisanto and third from left is her mother Eva. (AP Photo/Christopher "Bong" Go, Special Assistant to the President)
March 02, 2018 - 6:22 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — When Joanna Demafelis' indebted family needed money to fix their typhoon-battered home, she followed in the footsteps of millions of other Filipinos and left to find work overseas. And like far too many Filipinos, her journey ended in tragedy. Demafelis' mutilated body...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies as he gives the semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee, Thursday, March 1, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 01, 2018 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell stressed on Thursday that the central bank still believes it has room to stay on a path of gradual rate hikes that will allow wage growth to accelerate. Powell, who rattled markets earlier this week with comments that seemed to indicate...
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