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What Is Upfronts Week, Anyway?: 5 Questions Answered

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:09am

We've reached the part of the year where the broadcast networks (and some cable networks) try to woo advertisers with the promise of new shows.

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Courier Strike In Berlin Keeps ATMs From Being Replenished

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:04am

Couriers who re-fill ATMs in Berlin have been on strike for more than a week, and there's no end in sight. That's a problem in a country where almost 80 percent of all transactions are cash payments.

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Seattle Restaurants Scramble To Pay A Higher Minimum Wage

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 9:19am

Business has been good for Seattle restaurants as high-tech firms flourish. But the city's rising minimum wage has restaurant owners struggling to revise their business plans.

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Ore Price Collapse Hits Minnesota's 'Iron Range'

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 3:30pm

Prices are about one-fourth what they were in 2011. A drop in global demand, especially in China, has triggered layoffs in northern Minnesota's mines and the effects are being felt around the region.

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Oil Companies Look To Fill Employment Gap With More Women

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 3:30pm

Less than 20 percent of oil-sector workers are female. That's a problem for an industry that needs legions of new workers to replace retirees. So firms are looking to draw more women into the field.

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Would More Trade Help The Job Market Run Faster Or Trip It Up?

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 2:33pm

Friday's jobs report showed tepid wage growth in April. Hours after its release, President Obama gave a speech arguing that a new trade deal would strengthen the labor market. Opponents disagree.

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Would Lower Shoe Tariffs Actually Encourage American Jobs?

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 1:52pm

Nike says lower tariffs in a proposed Asia-Pacific trade deal would allow it to support thousands of domestic jobs. But the potential relief is a fraction of current footwear tariffs.

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