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  • Stocks lifted by gains in dividend-rich utilities

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose on Friday for the first day this week, led higher by dividend-rich utility and phone companies. Investors bought up the stocks after the government reported that U.S. employers added fewer jobs than forecast for August. That boosted demand for bonds and pushed down...

  • Kroger says it will hire 20,000 more workers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Supermarket chain Kroger said Friday it will hire about 20,000 workers to fill permanent jobs. Kroger Co. is the largest U.S. supermarket operator and it runs Ralph's, Fry's, and other chains. The company had 375,000 full- and part-time employees as of Feb. 1 and says it has...

  • 9/11 responders urged to register for NY benefits

    NEW YORK (AP) — Elected officials and union activists are urging Sept. 11 responders to sign up for New York worker compensation benefits. They say that those who worked around the World Trade Center site should enroll with the state Workers Compensation Board. Next Thursday, the 13th...

  • August falls short of expectations as economy adds 142,000 jobs

    The economy added 142,000 jobs and the unemployment rate ticked down to 6.1 percent in the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

  • Analyst: Obama economy relies on 'temporary, flexible, and low-cost labor'

    The latest disappointing jobs report, which showed unemployment creeping up, shows that the economy continues to rely on cheap and temporary labor, according to a key financial analyst.

  • Police handcuff some Detroit fast-food protesters

    DETROIT (AP) — Police have ticketed two-dozen protesters who blocked traffic at a McDonald's restaurant in Detroit as part of a national demonstration to push fast-food chains to pay their employees at least $15 an hour. About 100 protesters marched through the parking lot of an east-side...

  • Arrests made during Atlanta fast food wage protest

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a group of demonstrators pushing for higher wages for fast food workers have been arrested and are being held in the city jail. Police spokesman Ralph Woolfolk says a group of about 10 people accused of ignoring repeated demands to leave Ponce De Leon Avenue in...

  • Striking fast-food workers block Chicago street

    CHICAGO (AP) — A few hundred fast-food workers and their supporters blocked traffic on a busy South Side street between a McDonald's and a Burger King on Thursday morning until police moved in and took nearly two dozen into custody. The protest, one of a number across the country, included...

  • AFL-CIO rolls out 'Koch Sisters' campaign

    The new faces of the Left's ongoing campaign against conservative philanthropists David and Charles Koch are a pair of middle-aged women who share the last name "Koch."

  • Judge: Michigan teachers can exit union anytime

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's largest teachers' union should allow members to resign at any time and stop enforcing an annual one-month opt-out window, a state labor judge ruled, relying on the state's right-to-work law that took effect last year. The administrative law judge, Julia Stern,...

  • Fast-food workers striking for wage increase

    SEIU expected protests to be held in 150 cities.

  • Michigan teachers union told to allow members to resign

    In three separate rulings Tuesday an administrative law judge said the teachers' union was unfairly restricting its members' rights under the state's new right-to-work law.

  • Applications for US jobless aid at still-low 302K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the total number receiving aid remained at its lowest level in more than seven years. Applications for unemployment aid rose 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The...

  • Dems bet minimum wage can tip scales in battleground states

    Democratic Senate candidates in battleground states are betting big that the minimum wage will save their party's majority. The issue may be the best hope they have to boost Democratic turnout.

  • CarMax to hire more than 1,000 across country

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Used car dealership chain CarMax says it plans to hire more than 1,000 workers across the country. The Richmond-based company said in a news release Wednesday that the positions include sales, service operations, purchasing and the business office. Both full-time and...



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