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Colorado coal town grapples with future as plant shuts down

Jan. 19, 2022 18:47 PM EST

CRAIG, Colorado (AP) — In a quiet valley tucked away from Colorado’s bustling ski resorts, far from his hometown in northern Mexico, Trinidad Loya found a way to support his family’s American dream: Coal. He, his son and grandson — all named Trinidad Loya — worked for the...

ILO report says Afghan crisis causing massive job losses

Jan. 19, 2022 00:33 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — More than a half million people in Afghanistan have lost their jobs since the Taliban takeover in mid-August, the International Labor Organization said in a report released Wednesday. The ILO said the crisis has paralyzed the economy and slammed the labor market. The...

Senate rejects Biden's vaccine mandate for businesses

Dec. 08, 2021 22:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate narrowly approved a resolution Wednesday to nullify the Biden administration's requirement that businesses with 100 or more workers have their employees be vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing. The vote was 52-48. The...

US jobless rate sinks to 4.2% as many more people find jobs

Dec. 03, 2021 14:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's unemployment rate tumbled last month to its lowest point since the pandemic struck, even as employers appeared to slow their hiring — a mixed picture that pointed to a resilient economy that's putting more people to work. The government...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Nov. 15, 2021 13:17 PM EST

Kansas City Star. November 11, 2021. Editorial: Pay people not to take the COVID-19 shot? What are Kansas Republicans even thinking? Should we pay the unvaccinated to stay home because the COVID-19 vaccine frightens them? It’s a completely absurd,...

Many women have left the workforce. When will they return?

Nov. 04, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time when Naomi Peña could seemingly do it all: Work a full-time job and raise four children on her own. But when the viral pandemic struck early last year, her personal challenges began to mount and she faced an aching decision: Her...