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Strong ADP Report Bodes Well for Friday BLS Payrolls Report

ADP has released its National Employment Report for the month of January. Most economists and investors try to use this as a precursor for the key payrolls report from the ...
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Chrysler to Make Profit-Sharing Payments to 40,000 Workers

United Autoworkers (UAW) union members who work for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) will be getting profit-sharing checks in amounts of up to $4,000 as a result of the ...
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What Will a $1 Raise Cost Wal-Mart?

Beginning February 20, about 1.2 million hourly workers at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will begin earning a minimum of $10 an hour. Last April, Wal-Mart raised its minimum wage ...
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Fast-Food Workers to Press Presidential Candidates for $15 Wage

Demonstrations and job actions have been taking place around the United States for more than three years now as fast-food workers and other low-paid workers seek to raise the minimum ...
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Do Higher Jobless Claim Trends Pose a Threat to Fed Rate Hikes?

Right now is a very difficult time for bulls and bears alike. Investors and economic watchers alike are looking for just about any data point they can find to support ...
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Boeing, Engineer Union Reach Agreement on the Easy Stuff

After markets closed on Wednesday, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and its main engineering union, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), announced a tentative agreement on a six-year ...
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US Workers to Get 3% Raise in 2016

U.S. workers can expect a 3% pay raise, at least according to the Hay Group 2016 Global Salary Forecast. American workers will do slightly better than those around the world, ...
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Wal-Mart Is Largest Employer in 20 States

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), the largest company in America as measured by workers and revenue, is the largest employer in 20 states, a figure no other corporation or nonprofit ...
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Work and Well-Being: Can They Coexist?

Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin-brand empire, said in an interview last year that if you put your employees first, customers and shareholders will also get better results. The ...
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Will Amazon US Workers Strike for Better Pay?

It is too late for employees in the United States to strike Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) over the critical holiday sales period. However, union efforts in Germany and low pay ...
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Bonuses, Pay Raises Scarce This Christmas

Just 22% of American workers are looking forward to a Christmas bonus or a pay increase this year. Of that total, a mere 4% anticipate a pay hike, while 18% ...
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Wal-Mart Created 400,000 Jobs in America

Not to be an apologist, but a research firm recently said that Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s (NYSE: WMT) outsourcing of manufacturing to China has cost the United States 400,000 jobs. The ...
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Employment Trends Index Looks Less Positive Then Payrolls Report

The Conference Board's Employment Trends Index showed a decrease in November. Investors have this merely as a support or secondary view now that the U.S. Department of Labor has released ...
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Volkswagen Plant Hit by UAW Vote

Workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga have taken steps that almost assure they will become part of the United Auto Workers (UAW). The move could not come at a ...
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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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