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Zimbabwe's civil servants protest pay as inflation hits 176%

Jul. 16, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Representatives of Zimbabwe's government workers Tuesday protested against what they called "slave salaries" as inflation almost doubled to 176%, a decade high that highlights the country's rapidly deteriorating economy. Holding placards and singing songs denouncing the country's...

Former Iowa official wins $1.5M in discrimination case

Jul. 15, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and a staffer discriminated against the state's then-commissioner of workers' compensation in 2011 because he's gay, and the ex-official is entitled to $1.5 million for emotional distress, a jury said Monday. Polk County jurors found that Chris...

AP: Public unions see only modest decline after court ruling

Jul. 12, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Anticipating that the U.S. Supreme Court might end mandatory union fees for public employees, some labor-friendly states enacted laws last year to protect membership rolls while unions redoubled their recruitment efforts. Those steps appear to have paid off, at least initially....

Biden earned more than $15 million after leaving White House

Jul. 10, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, took in more than $15 million since leaving the Obama White House, according to newly released documents, catapulting the Democratic presidential candidate into millionaire status and denting the working-class aura he's developed over decades. Long fond of...

Mexico's treasury secretary resigns, cites interference

Jul. 9, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's treasury secretary resigned Tuesday, complaining of the appointment of unqualified officials by "influential people in the current administration who have clear conflicts of interest." Carlos Urzua, a longtime ally of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, did not...

Business Highlights

Jul. 9, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

___ S&P 500 snaps 2-day losing streak; mixed finish for stocks Wall Street capped a day of listless trading Tuesday with modest gains, narrowly avoiding a three-day losing streak for the S&P 500 index. A last-minute burst of buying nudged the benchmark index into positive territory after spending most of...

Global stocks steady after big Asia falls post US payrolls

Jul. 8, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets recovered their poise Monday after a big sell-off in Asia in the wake of unexpectedly strong U.S. employment data tempered hopes the Federal Reserve will aggressively cut interest rates. Fed leaders have indicated they are ready to cut rates to support economic growth...

Mexican police revolt against plans to join National Guard

Jul. 3, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of federal police blocked highways in and around Mexico's capital Wednesday in open revolt against plans to absorb the officers into the newly formed National Guard, a move that the police fear could upend their jobs. The protests came as the government officially began...

Cuba announces increase in wages as part of economic reform

Jun. 27, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government said Thursday that it is raising state salaries as part of a broader package of economic reforms, but it revealed no details of its larger plan beyond increasing worker compensation. A salary increase has long been seen as one of the first steps in the unification of...

Judge accused of aiding wanted immigrant wants pay restored

Jun. 26, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A judge charged with helping an immigrant escape a federal agent waiting to arrest him at a courthouse should keep her salary while she fights to clear her in name, one of her lawyers told Massachusetts' highest court Wednesday. Stripping Judge Shelley Joseph of her pay as soon as she was...