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Mississippi Wing Stop to pay back wages for labor violations

Aug. 16, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

SOUTHAVEN, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi franchise operator of five chain chicken wing restaurants was illegally deducting money from workers’ wages and violated child labor regulations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Boss Wings Enterprises LLC in Southaven, which is...

US unemployment claims rise by 14,000 to 262,000

Aug. 11, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed up for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since November, though the U.S. job market continues to show signs of strength. Applications for jobless aid climbed by 14,000 to 262,000 and now have risen five...

Productivity, consumer prices, Cardinal Health earns

Aug. 08, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: ECONOMIC BELLWETHER Economists project that U.S. worker productivity fell in the April-June period for the second consecutive quarter. The Labor Department is expected...

'What recession?': US employers add 528,000 jobs in July

Aug. 05, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added an astonishing 528,000 jobs last month despite flashing warning signs of an economic downturn, easing fears of a recession and handing President Joe Biden some good news heading into the midterm elections. Unemployment dropped another notch,...

Applications for US jobless claims up again last week

Aug. 04, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for jobless benefits last week as the number of unemployed continues to rise modestly, though the labor market remains one of the strongest parts of the U.S. economy. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 30 rose by 6,000 to...

U.S. job openings slid to 10.7 million in June

Aug. 02, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — American employers posted fewer job openings in June as the economy contends with raging inflation and rising interest rates. Job openings fell to a still-high 10.7 million in June from 11.3 million in May, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Job openings, which...

Fewer Americans applied for jobless benefits last week

Jul. 28, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless benefits last week, but the previous week's number was revised upward significantly, with claims breaching the 250,000 level in back-to-back weeks for the first time in more than eight months. Applications for jobless aid for...

Inflation hits NYC's bodega favorite: Bacon, egg and cheese

Jul. 27, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ah, the bacon, egg and cheese. The classic bodega breakfast sandwich is a staple in many a New Yorker's diet. It's easy to make, easy to eat on the go and cheap — although not as cheap as it used to be. To keep up with today's levels of inflation due to the...

Officials investigate worker's death at Missouri theme park

Jul. 22, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — An employee of Silver Dollar City near Branson has died from head injuries while working at the park, federal officials said. The employee was hospitalized Wednesday with “head injuries allegedly sustained during maintenance and testing of a rollercoaster,”...

Americans filing jobless claims at highest level in 8 months

Jul. 21, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week rose to the highest level in more than eight months in what may be a sign that the labor market is weakening. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 16 rose by 7,000 to 251,000,...