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  • Amazon workers extend strike

    BERLIN (AP) — Workers at Amazon.com in Germany have extended a strike in a long-running wage dispute into a third day and targeted a fifth distribution center. The ver.di union called workers at facilities in Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Graben and Rheinberg out on a two-day strike Monday. It then...

  • Providence, teachers union head to mediation

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence School District and the teachers union are taking their contract dispute to a mediator. The 1,900-member Providence Teachers Union voted 611 to 182 Monday to reject the proposal. Maribeth Calabro, president of the teachers union, said teachers questioned...

  • Portuguese nurses strike over pay, working hours

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Nurses in Portugal have begun a 48-hour strike over pay, working hours and what they say is an acute shortage of staff in the public health service. The Portuguese Nurses Union says more than 80 percent of its members walked out Wednesday. Media reported the cancellation...

  • Air France sticks to low-cost plan despite strike

    PARIS (AP) — Air France-KLM says it isn't ready to abandon a plan to transfer activities to a low-cost carrier, contradicting a government minister's claim. France's junior minister for transport, Alain Vidalies, said on RMC radio Wednesday that Air France was withdrawing the plan in the face a...

  • Police deliver pie after Pizza Hut driver hurt

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police officers often deliver citations, and in urgent circumstances they've been known to deliver a baby. Now, here comes pizza. When a Pizza Hut driver hurt his neck and back in a crash earlier this month, two Portland Police Bureau officers heard him call his boss, and...

  • Top teachers union says beating Walker priority

    The head of the national teachers' union says beating Gov. Scott Walker is the organization's top priority in the upcoming Wisconsin election.

  • Md. officer charged in workers' comp fraud case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Montgomery County police officer has been charged with perjury and workers' compensation fraud. Gilbert Payne was charged Tuesday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. The 40-year-old Payne didn't respond to a message seeking comment at his home Tuesday. Maryland's state...

  • UK Labour leader lays out vision for the future

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition leader Ed Miliband laid out his vision Tuesday for the country's top job ahead of national elections in 2015, offering a 10-year-blueprint for the future. In the last Labour Party Conference before the May election, the party's leader promised thousands more...

  • Manufacturing in Ohio seeing slow, steady growth

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's identity is tied in many ways to what it has made for generations — steel, cars, glass, tires and, yes, even footballs. While manufacturing alone no longer dominates the state's economy, its fortunes and the fate of its political leaders still rise and fall with the...

  • A quick look at manufacturing jobs in Ohio

    Annual number of manufacturing employees in Ohio since 2000: ___ 2000 — 1,023,000 2001 — 955,000 2002 — 884,000 2003 — 845,000 2004 — 823,000 2005 — 812,000 2006 — 796,000 2007 — 771,000 2008 — 739,000 2009 — 629,000 2010 — 620,000 2011 — 638,000 2012 — 656,000 2013 — 662,000 ___...

  • Colorado loses 700 jobs but unemployment rate dips

    DENVER (AP) — State officials say Colorado lost 700 jobs in August but the unemployment rate dropped as the labor force shrank. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Friday all the losses came in private sector payroll jobs. The unemployment rate fell from 5.3 percent in July to...

  • SC's unemployment rate increases to 6.4 percent

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment rate rose again in August to 6.4 percent, putting the state above the national jobless rate, according to labor data released Friday. The rise of six-tenths of a percentage point marked the second consecutive increase after three months...

  • Ohio unemployment rate unchanged for August

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's unemployment rate for August was unchanged from the previous month, according to state statistics released Friday. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said last month's 5.7 percent unemployment rate was identical to July's, with overall non-agricultural...

  • For GOP, importance of Scott Walker race equals any Senate matchup

    The race is important to the national GOP for two reasons. One reason is that Walker may well be a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination — but only if he wins re-election first.

  • Bill seeks fairer treatment for black lung victims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease who are pursuing benefits claims. The bill by the two coal-state senators comes after an investigation by the Center for Public...



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