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Mashable
Walmart cuts some workers’ hours to help control costs from raising wagesExecutive Officer Doug McMillon is trying to balance a desire to improve servic
Walmart cuts some workers’ hours to help control costs from raising wages
Mashable / Posted 6 hours ago
Executive Officer Doug McMillon is trying to balance a desire to improve service — partly through increased spending on his workforce — against investors’ pressure to keep profit growing. Labor costs, which rose after Walmart increased its minimum... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Mart cuts some workers' hours after pay raise boosts costsOfficer Doug McMillon is trying to balance a desire to improve service -- partl
Mart cuts some workers' hours after pay raise boosts costs
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
Officer Doug McMillon is trying to balance a desire to improve service -- partly through increased spending on his workforce -- against investors' pressure to keep profit growing. Labor costs, which rose after Wal-Mart increased its minimum... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Connecticut Orchards Opening For Apple Picking By Labor Day Weekendthrough the H-2A program (a temporary agricultural worker program)," Bishop sai
Connecticut Orchards Opening For Apple Picking By Labor Day Weekend
Hartford Courant / Posted 6 days ago
through the H-2A program (a temporary agricultural worker program)," Bishop said. "There was a time when a lot of our farm workforce was made of high school kids that picked berries or thinned peaches, parents wanted their kids to learn a good work... Read more
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Gawker
Don't Forget the Amazon Warehouse Workersworkers. While their plight is certainly bad in its own way, let us not forget
Don't Forget the Amazon Warehouse Workers
Gawker / Posted 7 days ago
workers. While their plight is certainly bad in its own way, let us not forget the other enormous portion of the Amazon workforce that has gotten little attention in the wake of the blockbuster story. Amazon does not just drive its white collar... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Oil's slump hits 6-year lowlike they were putting rigs back online, but if prices continue to fall, this c
Oil's slump hits 6-year low
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
like they were putting rigs back online, but if prices continue to fall, this could hurt their profitability." Since peaking this year in June, oil prices have plunged more than 30 percent on signs that there is still an abundant amount of... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Australians targeted on Islamic State Hit Listgiven them a good lead into the semi-finals which commence this weekend. RUGBY
Australians targeted on Islamic State Hit List
Daily Liberal / Posted 19 days ago
given them a good lead into the semi-finals which commence this weekend. RUGBY LEAGUE: DUBBO Macquarie's turbulent 2015 season has taken its toll on president Mark Meredith but he is determined to see the Raiders back fighting for silverware in... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian agricultural policy and passion by the decadewool off the back of sheep, they were shearing gold. Wool was famously selling
Australian agricultural policy and passion by the decade
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 22 days ago
wool off the back of sheep, they were shearing gold. Wool was famously selling for "a pound a pound", though at the peak of the market in 1950-51 it was selling for much higher. One major reason for the skyrocketing price was the Korean... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Common Themes Run Through Lake Winnepesaukah’s 90 Years Of Historyin the park’s operation throughout much of its history – and well before women
Common Themes Run Through Lake Winnepesaukah’s 90 Years Of History
The Chattanoogan / Posted 22 days ago
in the park’s operation throughout much of its history – and well before women gained near equal footing in the American workforce. This has been due to deaths as well as simply all the female births. The park has also encompassed other aspects... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
DeGette bill seeks to add wilderness protections to 715,000 acres in stateWilderness Act of 2015. “The act will preserve a wide range of wilderness-qual
DeGette bill seeks to add wilderness protections to 715,000 acres in state
Aspen Daily News / Posted 26 days ago
Wilderness Act of 2015. “The act will preserve a wide range of wilderness-quality public land, including high mountain peaks and critical lower-elevation red rock canyons,” a statement from DeGette, a Democrat representing Denver,... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Guy: Speech to Pipfruit NZ Annual Conferencemuch of the primary sector, is attracting and retaining enough workers.In the n
Guy: Speech to Pipfruit NZ Annual Conference
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 27 days ago
much of the primary sector, is attracting and retaining enough workers.In the next 10 years MPI predicts the horticulture workforce will need to increase by 8 percent, or around 10,000.Increasingly skilled labour is going to be required across... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Jobless claims reach their lowest point in 41 years. Is this a long-term trend or just a temporary bump?claims since November of 1973, well over 41 years. Analysts had been expecting
Jobless claims reach their lowest point in 41 years. Is this a long-term trend or just a temporary bump?
Bangor Daily News / Posted 28 days ago
claims since November of 1973, well over 41 years. Analysts had been expecting numbers closer to 278,000. Without seasonal adjustment, the numbers look even better — 262,981 during the week ending July 18th compared to 344,363 for the... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Summer’s end brings out lots of bargainsfrom 50 to 85 percent off. Kick back: Discounts on outdoor chairs and benches
Summer’s end brings out lots of bargains
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 30 days ago
from 50 to 85 percent off. Kick back: Discounts on outdoor chairs and benches usually reach their best point of the season this month. Last year, some of the biggest price cuts came from Target, Pottery Barn and Sears, according to the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
UPS to buy Coyote Logistics for $1.8 billionInc. will buy Coyote Logistics in a $1.8 billion bid to jump into the freight-b
UPS to buy Coyote Logistics for $1.8 billion
Lowell Sun / Posted 30 days ago
Inc. will buy Coyote Logistics in a $1.8 billion bid to jump into the freight-brokerage business and improve holiday-season shipping performance. The deal could help generate additional revenue and savings of as much as $150 million, UPS said... Read more
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Chatham Daily News
K unemployment down, for better or worserate drop in recent years. Michael Burton, Economic Department Director for the
K unemployment down, for better or worse
Chatham Daily News / Posted 1 months ago
rate drop in recent years. Michael Burton, Economic Department Director for the Municipality, and Kristy Jacobs of the Workforce Planning Board, sat down with The Chatham Daily News to discuss how Chatham-Kent's unemployment situation affects... Read more

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