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  • The Labor Department guidance could affect companies ranging from construction firms to restaurant chains that could be held responsible if, for instance, one of their temp or contract workers did not get minimum wage from his or her employer. The Labor Department issued a proposed rule last year that would more than double the maximum income a salaried...

  • *Trade deficit narrows to $42.4 billion in November. WASHINGTON, Jan 6- U.S. private companies added workers at a brisk clip in December, pointing to underlying strength in the economy despite signs that growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter. Payrolls processor ADP said private-sector employment rose by 257,000 last month, the largest gain since December...

  • After-hours buzz: Chesapeake Energy, Adobe & more Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 5:44 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday: Chesapeake Energy, Fairchild Semiconductor, Allergan & more.

  • 50% of workers dread the office Xmas party Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 2:30 AM ET
    50% of workers dread the office Xmas party

    Debra Corey, director of Reward Gateway, explains why some employees will do anything to avoid the annual Christmas party.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- Lockheed Martin Corp on Tuesday said it had won a seven-year contract worth A $1.2 billion to train the next generation of Australia's military pilots, with options for up to 25 years that could expand the deal's value. Lockheed beat out Britain's BAE Systems Plc, which currently holds the Australia pilot training contract.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Just as social media changed how people find love and marriage, with research showing about 22 percent of U.S. couples now meet online, an Internet dating website is betting its matchmaking techniques will help people find the perfect job. "It could be a game changer," said Michael Haberman, a human resources consultant, writer and co-founder of...

  • *Randstad top gainer after update, Syngenta spikes. LONDON/ MILAN, Nov 17- European shares rose sharply on Tuesday, helped by encouraging updates from companies such as Germany's United Internet and Dutch-based Randstad, the world's second-biggest staffing company. Sentiment was also bolstered by expectations of more stimulus from the European Central Bank...

  • *Randstad and United Internet gain after updates. LONDON/ MILAN, Nov 17- European shares rose sharply on Tuesday, helped by encouraging updates from companies such as Germany's United Internet and Dutch-based Randstad, the world's second-biggest staffing company. Sentiment was also improved by expectations of more stimulus from the European Central Bank...

  • *Randstad and United Internet gain after updates. LONDON, Nov 17- European shares climbed in early trading on Tuesday, helped by encouraging updates from companies such as Germany's United Internet and Dutch-based Randstad, the world's second-biggest staffing company. Sentiment was also improved by the latest comments from an executive board member of the...

  • LONDON, Nov 17- European shares climbed higher in early trading on Tuesday, with encouraging updates from companies such as the world's second-biggest staffing company Randstad and Germany's United Internet helping the market. Randstad shares rose 7.5 percent, the top gainer in the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, after the company said sales had...

  • Nov 6- United Continental Holdings Inc will not outsource more jobs in baggage handling or customer service until at least 2019 and will start "expedited" contract talks for nearly 30,000 workers, the airline said on Friday. The news marks the latest effort by United, the second-largest U.S. airline by capacity, and new Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz to build...

  • *3rd- qtr recruitment business revenue up 46 pct. Oct 29- LinkedIn Corp's quarterly revenue and profit handily beat analysts' estimates as the world's biggest professional networking website operator earned more from its recruitment services business and from advertisements and paid memberships. LinkedIn has been spending heavily on expansion by buying...

  • Oct 29- LinkedIn Corp reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as it earned more from its recruitment services business and benefited from the acquisition of training video company lynda.com. LinkedIn has been spending heavily on buying companies, hiring sales personnel and expanding in China and other markets outside the United...

  • LinkedIn quarterly revenue jumps about 37 pct Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 4:10 PM ET

    Oct 29- LinkedIn Corp, the operator of the biggest social networking site for professionals, reported a 37.2 percent jump in quarterly revenue, mainly due to strength in its recruitment services business. However, the net loss attributable to shareholders widened to $40.5 million, or 31 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $4.3 million, or 3...

  • 3M in a sticky situation Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    3M in a sticky situation

    3M cut its earnings forecast for the year and announced plans to shed 1,500 jobs after reporting a 5.2% sales decline

  • Financial services start-up Square files for IPO Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 5:27 PM ET
    Square Reader

    Square, which helps businesses manage credit-card and gift card payments, filed for initial public offering with the SEC.

  • TREASURIES-Bond prices fall ahead of September jobs report Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 11:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. Treasuries prices held steady at lower levels after data showed U.S. private employers added 200,000 jobs in September, according to the ADP Research Institute, a payroll processor. "Weaker global data should have supported buying Treasuries, but we see market participants squaring away ahead of Friday's nonfarm payrolls data," said John...

  • Sept 25- A sanitation company at the center of a major U.S. labor board ruling that could force companies like McDonald's Corp to negotiate directly with franchise and contract workers has refused to bargain with workers hired by a staffing agency. Browning-Ferris sent a letter this week to Teamsters Local 350 saying it had no employment relationship with...

  • Servcorp: Weaker Aussie dollar is good for us Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 11:33 PM ET
    Servcorp: Weaker Aussie dollar is good for us

    While the volatility in foreign exchange markets has been an interference, a weaker Australian dollar is a boon for Servcorp, says COO Marcus Moufarrige.

  • Business groups have said such a ruling, which came in the case of California waste management company Browning-Ferris Industries Inc, would discourage franchising and the use of staffing agencies and subcontractors, potentially killing jobs. It may also force franchisers such as McDonald's Corp to reconsider the way they do business.