Labor issues

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell presents the monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee, July 11, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 11, 2019 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, testifying for a second day before Congress, said Thursday that the economy is in a "very good place" despite headwinds and that the Fed is prepared to do what it can to "keep it there." Powell's comments before the Senate Banking Committee...
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July 11, 2019 - 4:07 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch's powerful network that's known for influencing state policy is now targeting education issues like school choice as the movement battles a new wave of hostility from Democrats who oppose charter schools and private school vouchers that use...
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The U.S. women's soccer team, Megan Rapinoe center, celebrates at City Hall after a ticker tape parade, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. The U.S. national team beat the Netherlands 2-0 to capture a record fourth Women's World Cup title. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 10, 2019 - 7:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adoring fans packed New York City's Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday amid a blizzard of confetti to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national soccer team as athletic leaders on the field and advocates for pay equity off it. Crowds chanted "USA! USA!" and workers sounded air...
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From left, U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. women's soccer players Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan joins teammates and others as the U.S. women's soccer team is celebrated with a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. The U.S. national team beat the Netherlands 2-0 to capture a record fourth Women's World Cup title. Player at right is unidentified. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
July 10, 2019 - 4:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a New York City parade and ceremony honoring the U.S. women's national soccer team (all times local): 12:35 p.m. U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro says female athletes "deserve fair and equitable pay." Fans of the World Cup champion U.S. women's national...
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta speaks during a media availability at the Department of Labor, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 10, 2019 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in the sex trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta says his role in a molestation case involving financier Jeffrey Epstein hasn't changed his relationship with President Donald Trump and White House...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2000 file photo Country music fans are reflected in the glasses of Southern rock group Confederate Railroad lead singer Danny Shirley during a concert in Nashville, Tenn. Confederate Railroad says it has been removed from the DuQuoin State Fair's Grandstand lineup because of its name. Frontman Danny Shirley said in a statement Tuesday, June 9, 2019 that the band is disappointed but thanked fans for their support. The group was scheduled to play Aug. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
July 10, 2019 - 1:02 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Country rock band Confederate Railroad has been barred from performing at an Illinois state fair because of its use of the Confederate flag, setting off a firestorm by southern Illinois fans who believe they're under Chicago liberals' thumb of political correctness. The...
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American League starting pitcher Justin Verlander, of the Houston Astros, throws during the first inning of the MLB baseball All-Star Game against the National League, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 10, 2019 - 3:23 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — For one night, the pitchers took back the power. Hours after an awesome Home Run Derby got everyone buzzing even louder about monster shots and juiced balls, only a couple flew out of Progressive Field in the All-Star Game. Instead, Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat from the...
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American League pitcher Aroldis Chapman, of the New York Yankees, throws during the ninth inning of the MLB baseball All-Star Game against the National League, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 09, 2019 - 11:08 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on baseball's All-Star Game (all times local): 11:04 p.m. Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat from the start, Cleveland's Shane Bieber struck out the side and the AL staff combined to fan 16, dominating a loaded NL lineup 4-3 in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night for its...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at his official residence after announcing his government not to appeal against damages ruling in leprosy suit, in Tokyo Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Japan says it will not challenge the recent court ruling awarding damages to former leprosy patients' families for their suffering from discrimination caused by the government's failure to end its isolation policy. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)
July 09, 2019 - 8:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister said Tuesday that the government will abide by a court ruling ordering it to compensate former leprosy patients' families over a lengthy segregation policy that severed family ties and caused long-lasting prejudice. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government...
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July 08, 2019 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gradually raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would boost pay for as many as 27 million workers, but it could also cost as many as 1.3 million jobs by 2025, according to a report released Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. That's the trade-off...
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