Labor negotiations

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2007, file photo shows the Los Angeles Times buildings in downtown Los Angeles. It was announced Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, that the Los Angeles Times is being sold to Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a local billionaire, for $500 million, ending its strained tenure under the owner of the Chicago Tribune. Soon-Shiong is a major shareholder of Chicago's Tronc Inc., one of the richest men in Los Angeles and, according to Forbes, the nation's wealthiest doctor, with a net worth of $7.8 billion. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
February 07, 2018 - 12:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A billionaire doctor struck a $500 million deal Wednesday to buy the Los Angeles Times, ending the paper's quarrelsome relationship with its Chicago-based corporate overseers and bringing it under local ownership for the first time in 18 years. The agreement between Los Angeles-...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union, CDU, smiles during a press statement after Merkel's conservatives and Germany's main center-left party reached a deal to form a new coalition government after a final session of talks that dragged on for 24 hours in the headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)
February 07, 2018 - 11:23 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country's main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gridlock. The center-left Social Democrats' leaders...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for what is supposed the last day of the coalition talks between her Christian Democratic bloc and the Social Democratic party at the CDU headquarters in Berlin, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 1:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and Germany's main center-left party are still haggling over a deal to form a new coalition government after negotiations that lasted through the night. There was no sign of an imminent end to talks between Merkel's Union bloc and the Social...
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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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Social Democratic party chairman Martin Schulz gives a brief statement when arriving for what is supposed to be the last day of the coalition talks between Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic bloc and the Social Democratic party at the CDU headquarters in Berlin Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP
February 06, 2018 - 4:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — Talks on a new German coalition government entered what participants expect will be their final day, with negotiators hopeful a deal can be agreed Tuesday that would bring an end to the country's political limbo closer. Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Union bloc and the center...
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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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DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, speaks during a news conference at the NFL Super Bowl 52 Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 01, 2018 - 5:58 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — DeMaurice Smith dismissed with one word a question about his union's labor deal with the NFL being extended. Then he attacked. The executive director of the NFL Players Association quickly said "no" Thursday when asked about the current 10-year collective bargaining...
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February 01, 2018 - 10:01 am
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers approved a measure Thursday extending rules limiting migrants' rights to bring close relatives to the country, paving the way for a new migrant plan this summer agreed to between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Union bloc and the center-left Social Democrats...
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February 01, 2018 - 5:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers approved a measure Thursday extending current rules limiting migrants' rights to bring close relatives to the country, paving the way for a new plan agreed to in coalition talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Union bloc and the center-left Social...
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