Labor economy

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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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 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony to the Senate Banking Committee (all times local): ___ 10:50 a.m. Powell says that he believes there is still slack in the labor market that will allow the Federal Reserve to move gradually to raise interest rates...
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FILE- In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, people shop at the Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, Va. On Thursday, March 1, 2018, the Commerce Department issues its January report on consumer spending. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
March 01, 2018 - 8:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans lifted their spending just 0.2 percent in January, while their incomes jumped because of last year's tax cuts. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the modest spending increase followed gains of 0.4 percent in December and 0.8 percent in November. Incomes rose 0.4...
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A worker carries an old window frame from a construction site in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Inflation across the 19-country eurozone fell in February for a third month running even though economic growth is at a decade high. (AP Photo/Paul White)
March 01, 2018 - 6:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level in a little more than nine years on the back of strong economic growth, official figures showed Thursday. Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, said the unemployment rate in January was 8.6 percent, unchanged...
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March 01, 2018 - 6:12 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show that unemployment across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level in a little more than nine years on the back of strong economic growth. Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, said Thursday that the unemployment rate in January was 8.6 percent,...
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In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 photo Lowe's Assistant Store Manager Patrick Mulloney, of Marlborough, Mass., left, assists customer Karen Frank, of Framingham, Mass., right, at a Lowe's retail home improvement and appliance store, in Framingham. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Conference Board releases its February index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 27, 2018 - 11:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers are the most confident they've been since 2000. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index rose to 130.8 in February, highest since November 2000 and up from 124.3 in January. The business research group's index measures consumers' assessment of...
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In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 photo Lowe's Assistant Store Manager Patrick Mulloney, of Marlborough, Mass., left, assists customer Karen Frank, of Framingham, Mass., right, at a Lowe's retail home improvement and appliance store, in Framingham. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Conference Board releases its February index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 27, 2018 - 10:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers are the most confident they've been since 2000. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index rose to 130.8 in February, highest since November 2000 and up from 124.3 in January. The business research group's index measures consumers' assessment of...
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