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A Market Basket Of Dignity

A Market Basket Of Dignity

WASHINGTON -- Who knew that one of the best made-for-Labor Day speeches in American history would be delivered by a CEO? And who could have guessed that the summer's major labor s ...

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On Labor Day, What About Labor’s Fair Share?

On Labor Day, What About Labor’s Fair Share?

By Joseph R. Blasi, McClatchy-Tribune News Service For Labor Day, let's talk bluntly about labor's fair share of the profits and of the productivity of the economy. The hard truth ...

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This Labor Day, Let’s Give Workers Something To Cheer About

This Labor Day, Let’s Give Workers Something To Cheer About

Labor Day is supposed to be a celebration of workers, but it’s been a long time since workers have been celebrated — or for that matter, have had a reason to celebrate. That’s bec ...

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U.S. Stocks Head Higher, Brushing Off Ukraine Tensions

U.S. Stocks Head Higher, Brushing Off Ukraine Tensions

New York (AFP) -- U.S. stocks traded flat early in Friday's session, holding on to recent gains despite an escalation in Ukraine tensions and a disappointing report on consumer sp ...

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U.S. Personal Spending Falls In July

U.S. Personal Spending Falls In July

Washington (AFP)-- U.S. personal spending fell in July, putting a drag on third-quarter growth, as income gains slowed, government data released Friday showed. Consumer spending, ...

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Should Companies Have To Pay Taxes?

Should Companies Have To Pay Taxes?

Reading companies' annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission is a reliable cure for insomnia. Every so often, though, there is a significant revelation in the paper ...

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U.S Economy Grew At Robust 4.2 Percent Pace In Second Quarter

U.S Economy Grew At Robust 4.2 Percent Pace In Second Quarter

Washington (AFP) - The U.S. Commerce Department raised its estimate for U.S. economic growth to 4.2 percent Thursday, confirming the solid rebound from the first quarter's steep c ...

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United States Pending Home Sales Rebound

United States Pending Home Sales Rebound

Washington (AFP) -- U.S. pending home sales rebounded last month to their highest levels in nearly a year, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday, in report providing ...

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Ukraine Crisis Jitters Sink U.S. Stocks

Ukraine Crisis Jitters Sink U.S. Stocks

New York (AFP) -- U.S. stocks fell Thursday, dragged down as a surge in Ukraine crisis offset encouraging U.S. economic growth and unemployment data. After an hour of trade, the D ...

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U.S. Economy Grew At Robust 4.2 Percent Pace In 2nd Quarter

U.S. Economy Grew At Robust 4.2 Percent Pace In 2nd Quarter

Washington (AFP) -- The U.S. Commerce Department raised its estimate for U.S. economic growth to 4.2 percent Thursday, confirming the solid rebound from the first quarter's steep ...

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