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June 24- Coal miners and power companies are both suffering as railroads struggle to clear a backlog of coal stuck in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana after the harshest winter in over a decade.
WASHINGTON, June 24- Economic opportunity has dropped in the United States over the past 40 years, but a broader gauge of opportunity incorporating crime, education and healthcare has been on the rise, according to a study released on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, June 20- The U.S. State Department downgraded Thailand, Malaysia and Venezuela on Friday to its list of the world's worst centers of human trafficking, opening up the countries to possible sanctions and dumping them in the same category as North Korea and Syria.
NEW YORK, June 19- It's the secret fear of every American parent: failure to launch. The idea used to give Andy Byron the cold sweats. Their 22- year-old son scored a paid summer internship with medical device manufacturer Stryker Corp, with an eye toward a career in medical sales.
BOSTON, June 17- Apple Inc, criticized in the past for greenhouse gas emissions, use of toxic materials and the hiring of underage workers, has improved its practices and earned better scores from groups such as Greenpeace. That's good news for environmentally-aware mutual funds that hold Apple for another big reason- it makes money.
June 10- As U.S. lawsuits seeking gay-marriage rights move toward a likely showdown at the Supreme Court next year, major law firms are rushing to get involved- but only on the side of the proponents.
The involvement of managers underscores the growing complexity and unpredictability of labor relations in China. Yue Yuen's strike wasn't the first time in recent years managers, rather than front-line workers, helped orchestrate industrial action in China.
Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition president, discusses the lack of diversity in the C-suites at major tech firms in Silicon Valley, and the need to transform leadership teams to mirror the America they rely on as customers.
BOSTON/ NEW YORK, May 22- EBay Inc came under pressure on Thursday over a massive cyber attack as three U.S. states began investigating the e-commerce company's security practices. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman requested eBay provide free credit monitoring for everyone affected, according to a person familiar with the matter.
*Unease grows over Zimbabwe after Mugabe party victory. *Rwanda scores better but has only two listed stocks. LONDON, May 19- Three members of Africa's "youth club"- Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe- offer some of the fastest-growing working populations in the world, if only investors can capitalise on that.
JAKARTA, May 19- Indonesian presidential frontrunner Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Monday named popular former vice president Jusuf Kalla as his running mate in July's election, boosting his chances of becoming the next leader of the world's third largest democracy.
In recent months, grumbling has given way to blockades of the private commuter buses that pick up technology workers downtown and ferry them to their workplaces south of the city at companies such as Google Inc, Facebook Inc and Yahoo Inc..
Nintendo is apologizing after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game.
A trio of hedge fund managers have secretly directed one of the largest pools of philanthropic capital for years, undetected by design.
GENEVA, May 8- The Red Cross appealed on Thursday for greater access to civilians in rebel-held and besieged areas of Syria where the humanitarian situation is "catastrophic", particularly in the divided northern city of Aleppo and in suburbs of Damascus.
WASHINGTON, May 7- Americans convicted of fraud and other white-collar crimes gained a new defender on Wednesday as an advocacy group that has long fought strict drug sentences launched a campaign pushing for lighter punishment for financial crimes.
NEW YORK, May 1- For actor Edward Norton, the late movie star Paul Newman is a role model, though not only for his work in films. "There is someone who took the silliness of being famous and turned it into something amazing," said Norton, the 44- year-old star of such popular movies as "Primal Fear," "Rounders" and " Fight Club."
The move is the latest sign that authorities in China have been shaken by recent labour unrest such as a 2- week strike by workers at Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings, a $5.6 billion manufacturer of footwear for Nike Inc, Adidas AG and other international brands.
*FDI fell to $3 billion in year to June 2013. CAIRO, April 23- A new Egyptian law that prevents third parties from challenging contracts made with the government may encourage foreign investors but critics say it will increase scope for corruption.
MADRID, April 22- Carmen Collado has laundered hospital linen in Madrid for 11 years. But her employment does her, and Spain, few favours in the long term.