Labor economy

FILE- In this June 21, 2018 file photo, job applicants talks with representatives from Aldi at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. On Wednesday, Oct. 31, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in October. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 31, 2018 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added jobs in October at the healthiest pace in eight months, and wages rose by the most in a decade, the latest evidence of the durable strength of the U.S. job market. Businesses added 227,000 jobs in October, according to a private survey, a sign that businesses...
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FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo shoppers browse the items on display at the Amazon 4-star store in the Soho neighborhood of New York. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the Conference Board releases its October index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 30, 2018 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence rose again this month, hitting a new 18-year high. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index climbed to 137.9 in October from 135.3 in September. Both readings are the highest since September 2000. The index measures consumers'...
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In this Oct. 21, 2018, photo a long line of unsold 2018 QX60 sports utility vehicles cast long shadows at an Infiniti dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Monday, Oct. 29, the Commerce Department issues its September report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 29, 2018 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending rose by an inflation-adjusted 0.3 percent in September, led by increased spending on health care services and motor vehicles. The Commerce Department also says that the Federal Reserve's preferred measure of inflation returned to the central bank's 2 annual...
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Supporters of Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro cheer as they gather outside his residence to wait for election runoff results, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Brazilian voters decide who will next lead the world's fifth-largest country, the left-leaning Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party, or far-right rival Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
October 28, 2018 - 6:40 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro took an all but insurmountable lead in the race for Brazil's presidency Sunday evening, as voters apparently looked past warnings that the brash former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of...
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President Donald Trump speaks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, right, as Trump arrives at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, to travel to Richmond, Ky., to attend a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 13, 2018 - 7:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says America is the hottest country in the world, celebrating what he calls an economy unlike any other in its history. Speaking at a political rally Saturday night at Eastern Kentucky...
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October 12, 2018 - 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Border Patrol sector in Laredo, Texas, disciplined employees more on average over two years than any other major sector. That's according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Friday. The findings were part of a comprehensive look at misconduct at the law...
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President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West and former football player Jim Brown in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 12, 2018 - 1:25 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's one of President Donald Trump's favorite talking points in promoting his administration's success: the record low rate of black unemployment. But on a recent sunny afternoon in Vernon Park in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood, that victory seemed hollow. As children...
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This photo combo of Workers' Party Presidential candidate Fernando Haddad shot on Oct. 4, left, and an Oct. 7, 2018 photo of Jair Bolsonaro, of the Social Liberal Party, shows the two candidates that will face off in a second-round vote in Brazil. Official results of Sunday's Oct. 7 election showed that Haddad will face Bolsonaro, the far-right congressman, in a second-round vote. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
October 08, 2018 - 12:29 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians appear on the cusp of handing the presidency to a brash former army captain who has reminisced fondly about dictatorship, pledged to jail corrupt politicians and promised an all-out war on the drugs and crime that plague South America's largest nation. Far-right...
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People walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Asian stock markets declined Monday, after China injected extra money into its cooling economy. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 08, 2018 - 7:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets fell Monday as investors responded to the weekend decision from the Chinese monetary authorities to reduce the amount of capital that banks are required to hold, a move that stoked concerns that the world's number 2 economy is struggling in the face of the tariff...
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This photo combo of Workers' Party Presidential candidate Fernando Haddad shot on Oct. 4, left, and an Oct. 7, 2018 photo of Jair Bolsonaro, of the Social Liberal Party, shows the two candidates that will face off in a second-round vote in Brazil. Official results of Sunday's Oct. 7 election showed that Haddad will face Bolsonaro, the far-right congressman, in a second-round vote. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
October 08, 2018 - 4:09 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians showed their disgust with corruption and rising crime in the first round of presidential voting, nearly giving an outright victory to a brash-speaking former army captain who has promised to restore "traditional values," jail crooked politicians and give police a...
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