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Germany's Commerzbank plans 4,300 job cuts in restructuring

Sep. 20, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Commerzbank AG says it's planning to cut 4,300 jobs and close 200 branches as part of a restructuring that will also see it sell its stake in Poland's mBank. The bank, Germany's second largest, said Friday the sale of its majority share in mBank should reduce risk and help bring in...

AP Source: GM's offer to UAW would add lower-paying jobs

Sep. 19, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A General Motors offer to invest $7 billion in U.S. facilities includes $2 billion from joint ventures and suppliers for new plants that would pay workers less than the top union wage, a person briefed on the matter said. The offer is a major issue that could get in the way of a deal between...

Welcome to Orcland: Lord of the Rings to film in New Zealand

Sep. 18, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Amazon announced Wednesday it will film its upcoming television series "The Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand, marking a return of the orcs, elves and hobbits to the country they became synonymous with over the course of six movies directed by Peter Jackson. Amazon Studios...

California adds wage, benefit protections for gig workers

Sep. 18, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor on Wednesday signed sweeping labor legislation that aims to give wage and benefit protections to rideshare drivers at companies such as Uber and Lyft and to as many as a million workers across other industries. The closely watched proposal could have national...

US factory production rose at healthy pace in August

Sep. 17, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory output increased in August at a solid clip, reversing a sharp drop in July, as production of metals, machinery and chemicals all rose. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that manufacturing production climbed 0.5% last month, after a 0.4% drop in July. Despite the improvement,...

GM walkout brings factories and warehouses to a standstill

Sep. 16, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike Monday against General Motors, bringing more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill in the union's first walkout against the No. 1 U.S. automaker in over a decade. Workers left factories and formed picket...

AP Explains: Why auto workers went on strike against GM

Sep. 16, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than 49,000 union auto workers at General Motors are walking picket lines, silencing more than 50 company factories and parts depots in a strike over contract negotiations. The strike that began early Monday crippled production of Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick vehicles made by the...

Manufacturers, retailers less optimistic, survey says

Sep. 16, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Small manufacturers and retailers are losing confidence in the national economy yet remain upbeat about their own prospects. That's the finding of a third quarter survey of 1,000 companies released last week by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife. Sixty-three percent of manufacturing...

Whole Foods to cut health care for part-time workers

Sep. 13, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods, the grocery chain owned by Amazon, is cutting health care benefits for its part-time workers, a move that could leave about 1,900 of its employees without medical coverage. Starting next year, Whole Foods employees have to work at least 30 hours a week to qualify for its health...

Paris sees biggest transport strike in decade over pensions

Sep. 13, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The biggest strike to hit Paris public transport since 2007 created major traffic jams Friday, disrupting tourists' plans and forcing commuters to work from home or find alternative ways to reach the office. French unions were protesting plans for sweeping pension changes by President Emmanuel...