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New Ford Labor Contract Results in $600 Million Charge

When a company reports that it is about to take a $600 million expense, shares of that company's stock usually get a stern message from stockholders. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: ...
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Delta Will Not Mothball Boeing 757s in Favor of New 737-900ERs

When Delta Air Lines Co. (NYSE: DAL) pilots rejected the company's contract offer this past summer, the company said it would not go ahead with a promised purchase of 20 ...
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Over 44,000 Protest JC Penney Thanksgiving Hours

If Thanksgiving is a day on which people should be at home with their families, many large retailers have ignored that. The Thanksgiving weekend is too precious a period to ...
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Detroit Three Automakers to See Hike in Hourly Labor Costs

United Auto Workers union members approved a new labor contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) after rejecting it once. The union's membership at both Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: ...
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Could Wage Increases Hurt McDonald’s as Much as Wal-Mart?

In October, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) saw its stock drop nearly 15%, wiping out more than $21 billion in shareholder wealth. The company blamed poor performance on wage increases. ...
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Physically Dangerous Work Isn’t the Only Kind That Can Kill You

Almost a fifth of the 4,585 on-the-job deaths in 2013 came in the construction industry. The leading cause of those deaths was falls. Other major causes of construction industry deaths ...
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134 Americans Were Paid $50 Million or More in 2014

Out of 158.19 million U.S. wage earners in 2014, 134 received cash compensation of at least $50 million. The total number of gazillionaires rose from 110 in 2013, and none ...
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Amazon Creates 100,000 Jobs

While most of the large brick-and-mortar companies have said they will add tens of thousands of jobs for the holiday season, e-commerce giant Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) will add 100,000. ...
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Half of American Fast Food Workers Would Go to Work Sick

Apparently, Americans are so worried about their jobs that many go to work sick. The trend would not seem to be good for either the sick persons or people who ...
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Will $15 Minimum Wage Ruin McDonald’s?

As much or more than any other company, McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) and its franchises have fought increases in the minimum wage as mandated by city, state and perhaps the ...
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Has Wal-Mart Warning Killed Higher Minimum Wage?

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) forecast earnings per share (EPS) at the end of the second quarter, it noted that its estimate of $4.40 to $4.70 included a negative ...
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10,000 More Ford F-150 Sales in September Than Last Year

Pickup truck sales in the United States posted a year-over-year gain in September for two of the Detroit Three automakers, while remaining only flat at the other. Ford Motor ...
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GameStop to Add 28,000 Workers as Video Game Retail Thrives

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) will add 28,000 holiday workers for 2015. Buying video games from brick-and-mortar retailers has not died. As a matter of fact, the business model is thriving. ...
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Starbucks Employees Treated Badly

While Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) CEO and founder Howard Schultz barnstorms America with one new program to help Americans after another, a new report shows his company continues to treat ...
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China Places Order for 300 Boeing Jets

In a brief statement published Tuesday, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua said that a “group of Chinese companies” has signed an agreement with Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) to buy ...
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