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Europe warns of revolt if Italy draft budget accepted

Oct. 16, 2018 9:15 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's populist government was heading into a budget battle with the European Union after disregarding pointed warnings to ease up on spending promises that have shattered previous deficit pledges and threaten Italy's ability to lower its heavy debt load. The EU Commission President...

Chance The Rapper goes undercover to raise money for arts

Oct. 15, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job as a Lyft driver to spread the word. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago-born Grammy-winning hip-hop artist who has given millions of dollars to Chicago Public...

Houston firefighters take battle over pay to voters

Oct. 13, 2018 7:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston firefighters who have been in a bitter battle with the city for higher wages are taking their case to voters. Firefighters in the nation's fourth-largest city are asking for pay parity with local police in a proposal that Houston's mayor insists would be "a financial disaster for the...

Greece: Strike closes Acropolis, main museums

Oct. 11, 2018 4:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The ancient Acropolis in Athens and most of Greece's archaeological sites and publicly-run museums are closed to the public because of a 24-hour strike called by a union of Culture Ministry employees. Scores of tourists gathered Thursday outside the Acropolis, initially unaware of the...

Women business owners find ways to deal with gender bias

Oct. 10, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It can be subtle, like failing to make eye contact with a woman business owner but engaging in animated conversation with her male co-owner. Or more blatant, like asking an owner who's seeking investor money if she plans to have children. Many women business owners say they've encountered...

Scramble for holiday season workers already near fever pitch

Oct. 10, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies that depend on holiday season sales will need more workers at a time when the ranks of the unemployed have dwindled to their lowest level since the recession. Envisioning an even tougher struggle than in recent years, many are taking steps they've not tried before to recruit...

Google's Waze expands carpooling service throughout US

Oct. 10, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google will begin offering its pay-to-carpool service throughout the U.S., an effort to reduce the commute-time congestion that its popular Waze navigation app is designed to avoid. The expansion announced Wednesday builds upon a carpooling system that Waze began testing two years ago...

Scramble for holiday season workers already near fever pitch

Oct. 10, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Across the country, America's retailers and shipping companies are looking happily forward to a robust holiday shopping season. There's just one concern: Who will stock the shelves, pack the orders and ring up customers? The U.S. job market is the tightest it's been in five decades,...

Scramble for holiday season workers already near fever pitch

Oct. 10, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Across the country, America's retailers and shipping companies are looking happily forward to a robust holiday shopping season. There's just one concern: Who will stock the shelves, pack the orders and ring up customers? The U.S. job market is the tightest it's been in five decades,...

As joblessness falls, skilled workers might be hard to find

Oct. 7, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

Are America's employers at risk of running out of skilled people to hire? The U.S. economy has become a seemingly perpetual job-generating machine, having steadily added workers for nearly eight years. Even with the unemployment rate now at 3.7 percent — its lowest point since 1969 — hiring hasn't...