Labor economy

Tenaris U.S. president Luca Zanotti, right, talks with workers on the floor of the Tenaris seamless pipe mill Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Bay City, Texas. Tenaris, which imports steel from it's facilities around the world, is seeking an exemption from the steel tariff. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 25, 2018 - 11:32 am
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Joel Johnson examines the shipping labels on 35-ton coils of American-made steel that will be unspooled, bent and welded into rounded sections of pipe. One's from Nucor, a mill in Arkansas. Another's from Steel Dynamics in Mississippi. But much harder to spot in the sprawling...
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Former Pimlico Plumbers employee Gary Smith leaves the UK Supreme Court, Parliament Square, London, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A London plumber who claimed he was unfairly dismissed after years of working as a contractor has won a court ruling giving him employment rights, in a case seen as a key test of labor rules in the so-called gig economy. Britain’s Supreme Court upheld a ruling by a lower court saying that Gary Smith, who worked for Pimlico Plumbers full-time for six years, was entitled to rights such as sick pay. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 10:33 am
LONDON (AP) — A London plumber who claimed he was unfairly dismissed after years of working as a contractor won a court ruling Wednesday giving him employment rights, in a closely watched case testing labor rules in the so-called gig economy. Britain's Supreme Court ruled that Gary Smith, who...
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FILE- In this April 26, 2017, file photo, a barber works in Bloomfield, Ind. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for May on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (Chris Howell/The Herald-Times via AP, File)
June 05, 2018 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms expanded at a stronger pace in May compared to the prior month, as companies saw gains in business activity, new orders and employment. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its services index rose to 58.6, from 56.8 in April. Any reading above...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, June 4, 2018. Asian stock indexes were higher Monday as investors rallied around a U.S. jobs report, despite fresh signs of a burgeoning trade war emerging closer to home. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 04, 2018 - 5:39 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian and European shares rose Monday after last week's upbeat U.S. jobs report, despite the impasse between Beijing and Washington over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 0.2 percent to 12,753.27 and France's CAC 40 added 0.4 percent to 5,484.95. Britain's FTSE 100 climbed 0...
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte is cheered by citizens on the occasion of the celebrations for Italy's Republic Day, in Rome Saturday, June 2, 2018. At an oath-taking ceremony in the presidential palace atop Quirinal Hill, the new premier, political novice Giuseppe Conte, and his 18 Cabinet ministers pledged their loyalty to the Italian republic and to the nation's post-war constitution in front of President Sergio Mattarella. (Fabio Frustaci/ANSA via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 6:20 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's new populist leaders commemorated the founding of the Italian republic by attending a pomp-filled military parade Saturday — and then promised to get to work creating jobs and expelling migrants. "The free ride is over," League leader Matteo Salvini, Italy's new interior...
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FILE- In this May 15, 2018, file photo, Joan Herrera, center, sits and waits as his mother Andrea Batista Garcia, left, and Marlene Gonzales, fill out job applications while attending the Great Northeast 2018 Job Fair at Capriotti's in McAdoo, near Hazleton, Pa. The U.S. government issues the May jobs report on Friday, June 1. (Ellen F. O'Connell/Hazelton Standard-Speaker via AP, File)
June 02, 2018 - 10:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying fears of a global trade war, U.S. businesses have made it abundantly clear that they see no reason to stop hiring. Employers added a robust 233,000 jobs in May, up from 159,000 in April, the government said Friday, and helped drive the nation's unemployment rate to an 18-...
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President Donald Trump smiles as he attends a Change of Command ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Friday, June 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 01, 2018 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a tantalizing tweet, President Donald Trump seemed to tease a positive jobs report on Friday, a protocol-defying step that moved markets and raised questions about the appropriateness of the president publicly hinting at information that could make or lose fortunes. Treasury...
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FILE- In this May 7, 2018, file photo, a long line of 2018 and 2019 Cooper Countryman models sits at a Mini Cooper dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Thursday, May 31, the Commerce Department issues its April report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 31, 2018 - 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted their spending by 0.6 percent in April, the biggest increase in five months and a strong indication that the economy is reviving after a winter slowdown. The Commerce Department said Thursday that last month's increase in consumer spending was the largest...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, Joana Dudley, of Lauderhill, Fla., looks at her list of job prospects at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. U.S. businesses added 178,000 jobs in May 2018, according to a survey, a solid total but below last winter’s average monthly gains. Payroll processor ADP says hiring was strong in construction, education and health care, and professional and business services, which includes accounting, engineering and legal services. Retailers cut jobs, the report said. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
May 30, 2018 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added 178,000 jobs in May, according to a survey, a solid total but below the average monthly gains accumulated over the winter. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that hiring was strong in construction, education and health care, and professional and business...
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May 30, 2018 - 4:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate slid to 5.1 percent in May as the labor market benefited from a traditional spring pickup and the country's robust economic performance. The Federal Labor Agency said Wednesday that the unadjusted jobless rate — the headline figure in Germany — was down...
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