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  • German yields rise before euro zone PMI, U.S. jobs data Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 3:27 AM ET

    LONDON, March 4- German bond yields rose on Wednesday before final data on euro zone manufacturing activity but the market's pull-back is seen tempered by the prospect of imminent European Central Bank quantitative easing. Data released earlier showed activity in China's services sector grew modestly last month and orders rose at their quickest pace in...

  • NEW YORK, March 3- The dollar touched an 11- year high against a composite of major currencies on Tuesday but gave up those gains ahead of major U.S. economic reports and the coming European Central Bank meeting later this week. The U.S. dollar index of a half dozen currencies traded against the greenback was last off 0.06 percent at 95.407 after peaking at 95.570, a...

  • HELSINKI— Scandinavian Airlines canceled some 50 flights to and from Denmark on Monday after a four-day protest strike by 1,300 cabin crew members in Denmark, but most had returned to work by the evening, the airline said. Meanwhile in Norway, some flights by Norwegian Air Norway, a subsidiary of budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle, were disrupted for a third day...

  • BRUSSELS, March 2- Euro zone consumer prices fell by less than expected in February while unemployment eased in January for the third month in a row, offering signs that the risks of economic stagnation and deflation in the bloc are falling. The European Union's statistics office Eurostat estimated on Monday that consumer prices in the 19 countries sharing the...

  • FairPoint more attractive to buyers with new labor pact Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 9:19 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— FairPoint Communications said it needed to bring costs and benefits into sync with competitors in the telecommunications industry. Workers said during a four-month strike in northern New England that the company was positioning itself for potential sale, and a Wall Street analyst said shareholders are pressing for one.

  • The week ahead: Buffett on Squawk Box Monday  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 4:02 PM ET

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. Berkshire earnings, and a mobile extravaganza. And the Affordable Care Act comes before the Supreme Court, again.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- The U.S. stock market has been quiet this week- too quiet. Wall Street has traded in a tight range of late, with both volatility and trading volumes drying up as the earnings season winds down and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's recent Congressional testimony delivered no surprises. "Economic data will be the biggest driver of market moves over...

  • Wages most import issue to workers: AFL-CIO Pres.  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 3:34 PM ET

    Discussing minimum wages, Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president, provides perspective into summits outlining policies needed to raise wages.

  • NYC police sergeants union signs new labor contract Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Two months ago, amid a searing rift with City Hall, the president of the New York Police Department's sergeants union turned his back to Mayor Bill de Blasio and later called him "a total nincompoop." On Thursday, that union head, Edward Mullins, fixed a wry smile to his face and allowed a jubilant de Blasio to wrap his arm around his shoulders in celebration of...

  • Applications for US jobless aid rise to 313,000 Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:45 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications rose 31,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000, the most in six weeks. "Despite larger-than-expected weekly swings, the trend in claims remains consistent with...

  • Minimum wages in EU highlight huge economic differences Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:44 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— Minimum wages across the European Union highlight the vast economic differences across the member states with a ten-fold difference between Bulgaria and Luxembourg. The EU's statistical agency Eurostat said Thursday that while the minimum monthly wage in January stood at 184 euros in Bulgaria, it was 1,923 euros in Luxembourg.

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. The report will be released Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. Last week included the President's Day holiday, which can cause some volatility in the data, as most state unemployment offices were closed.

  • BERLIN, Feb 26- German unemployment fell to its lowest level in more than two decades in February and consumer morale hit a more than 13- year high, boosting expectations that private consumption will help drive growth in Europe's largest economy this year. Data from the Labour Office showed the number of people out of work in Germany decreased by 20,000 on a...

  • BERLIN, Feb 26- Germany's jobless rate remained at a record low of 6.5 percent for a third straight month in February, data showed on Thursday, boosting expectations that private consumption will help drive growth in Europe's largest economy this year. That was in line with the consensus forecast in a Reuters poll and remains the lowest since German...

  • LOS ANGELES— Dressed in red and raising signs into the air, thousands of teachers filled a downtown Los Angeles park Thursday to demand higher wages and smaller class sizes amid stalled contract negotiations. "Everybody in this country is watching this struggle," said Joshua Pechthalt, president of the California Federation of Teachers. United Teachers Los...

  • French jobless total falls slightly in January Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:02 PM ET

    PARIS, Feb 25- The number of unemployed people in France fell slightly in January, the first drop since August, as the government tries to spur growth and revive hiring in the euro zone's second-biggest labour market. The Labour Ministry said the number of people registered as jobless in mainland France fell by 19,100 last month to 3,481,600, down 0.5 percent...

  • These are the best tech companies for internships Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:19 AM ET

    A few of the highest rated companies may surprise you.

  • "That's the stick we'll use to measure every candidate," said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. As an example, he cited the success of Wisconsin Gov. Walker survived a subsequent recall attempt and then won re-election, and lawmakers in Wisconsin are now pushing to pass right-to-work legislation that would limit the organizing power of private-sector unions.

  • Alaska minimum wage rises to $8.75 an hour Tuesday Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 3:42 PM ET

    JUNEAU, Alaska— Alaska's minimum wage will rise to $8.75 an hour Tuesday, giving a pay increase to thousands of workers. Voters in November overwhelmingly approved raising the minimum wage from $7.75 per hour to $8.75 per hour, effective Jan. 1. The increase to $8.75 an hour, Alaska's first minimum wage hike in just over five years, will rank the state's minimum wage...

  • Unemployed? Queen Elizabeth II needs a driver Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 11:29 AM ET

    The British royal family is offering one lucky person the opportunity to work for them.