Labor issues

FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for General Motors appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Despite a 40-day strike by factory workers and slumping sales in the U.S. and China, General Motors still made money in 2019. The company posted a $6.58 billion profit for the year, but that was down almost 17% from 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 05, 2020 - 10:17 am
DETROIT (AP) — Despite a 40-day strike by factory workers and slumping sales in the U.S. and China, General Motors still made money last year. The company posted a $6.58 billion profit for the year, but that was down almost 17% from 2018. GM couldn't avoid red ink the fourth quarter, though. The...
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A person wearing a mask stands at a window of a staff accommodation block where British nationals recently flown back from China and at risk from the new virus are being quarantined, at Arrowe Park Hospital, on the Wirral, in Liverpool, England, Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020. Britain on Tuesday urged all of its citizens in China to leave the country because of the outbreak of a respiratory illness from a new virus, while Belgium became the latest nation to announce a confirmed case. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
February 05, 2020 - 9:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local): 10 p.m. Two jets carrying Americans fleeing the virus zone in China have landed at an Air Force base in Northern California. Some will be quarantined at a hotel on the base for 14 days while others will go under...
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Japan Coast Guard's patrol boat, left, is brought alongside the cruise ship Diamond Princess to take passengers tested positive for coronavirus to hospitals off Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Japan said Wednesday 10 people on the cruise ship have tested positive for the new virus and were being taken to hospitals. Health Minister Nobukatsu Kato said all the 3,700 people and passengers on the ship will be quarantined on board for up to 14 days under Japanese law. (Hiroko Harima/Kyodo News via AP)
February 05, 2020 - 3:02 am
TOKYO (AP) — Large white sheets covering them head-to-knee, people infected with a new virus were led by gloved and masked officials Wednesday off a Japanese cruise ship that's being quarantined amid growing worry about the spread of an outbreak. The quarantine of 3,711 people aboard the Diamond...
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February 04, 2020 - 2:40 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — An African-American man fired from his TV talk show producer job at One America News Network was not harassed on the basis of racial prejudice, but was fired in part because he lodged his complaint, a California jury found. The San Diego Superior Court jury on Monday awarded...
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Workers arrange beds in a convention center that has been converted into a temporary hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. China said Tuesday the number of infections from a new virus surpassed 20,000 as medical workers and patients arrived at a new hospital and President Xi Jinping said "we have launched a people's war of prevention of the epidemic." (Chinatopix via AP)
February 04, 2020 - 7:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong hospitals cut services as thousands of medical workers went on strike for a second day Tuesday to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely, as a new virus caused its first death in the semi-autonomous territory and authorities feared it was spreading locally...
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Han Jin Won, a Writers Guild Award co-nominee with Bong Joon Ho for Original Screenplay for their film "Parasite," poses at the 2020 Writers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
February 01, 2020 - 10:43 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Parasite” has continued its march through Hollywood’s awards season by winning the best original screenplay honor at Saturday’s Writers Guild Awards. The Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit” took home the best adapted screenplay honor. The Writers Guild Awards were roughly a week...
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Travelers wearing face masks line up to check in for an American Airlines flight to Los Angeles at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 30, 2020 - 5:37 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The pilots' union at American Airlines sued on Thursday to stop the carrier from flying to China and told members not to operate flights there because of the spreading coronavirus outbreak. The Allied Pilots Association, which represents American’s 15,000 pilots, asked a state...
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January 30, 2020 - 6:22 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Unemployment across the 19 countries that share the euro currency has fallen to its lowest level in nearly 12 years, official figures showed Thursday. The European Union's statistics agency said the jobless rate fell to 7.4% in December from 7.5% the month before. Unemployment is...
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January 29, 2020 - 12:19 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's news conference. (all times EST.) 1:10 p.m. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pushed back on the assumption that the NFL would be more dangerous for players if a 17th regular-season game is added to the schedule. He said technology and rules...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reacts during a town hall meeting at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 hosted by UNITE HERE, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Las Vegas. Sanders, appearing before several hundred union workers in Las Vegas, explained his Medicare for All plan, which would switch the country to a government-run system and eliminate private health insurance. (Krystal Ramirez/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
January 28, 2020 - 6:04 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Unite Here, the parent of the large Nevada union representing hotel and casino workers, announced Tuesday that it is not planning to endorse a candidate in the Democratic presidential primary. A statement on the decision released Tuesday did not indicate whether the Culinary Union...
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