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House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

The U.S. House moved urgently to head off the looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached in September …

At Michigan chip plant, Biden says unions 'built middle class'

President Joe Biden reminded Americans he is a "pro-union" president Tuesday as he toured a technology plant to highlight a $300 million expansion, just a day after he sided with business leaders in …

A rail strike looms and impact on economy could be broad

American consumers and nearly every industry will be affected if freight trains grind to a halt next month.The likelihood of a strike that would paralyze the nation's rail traffic grew on Monday when …

Phillip Slaughter left the Army after 18 years and found a job similar to one he had in uniform: behind the wheel of a truck. Instead of towing food and bullets through war zones, he hauled packages …

Employers are hiring briskly even in face of rate hikes

America's employers kept hiring vigorously in October, adding 261,000 positions, a sign that the economy remains a picture of solid job growth and painful inflation. Last week’s report from …

Voters reject slavery in some, but not all, states

Voters in four states approved ballot measures that will change their state constitutions to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for crime, while those in a fifth state rejected …

Dan Coyne makes an annual trip from his Pennsylvania home to watch the Chicago Bears with his brother, Dave, who has season tickets. The brothers got something to eat a couple hours before the …

USDA announces $1 billion debt relief for 36,000 farmers

The federal government announced Tuesday a program that will provide $1.3 billion in debt relief for about 36,000 farmers who have fallen behind on loan payments or face foreclosure. The U.S. …

The lack of some benefits most American workers can readily count on, like paid sick leave and regularly scheduled weekends, is driving some railroad workers to veto contracts that include hefty …

Social Security boost will help millions of kids, too

Seventy-year-old Cassandra Gentry is looking forward to a hefty cost-of-living increase in her Social Security benefits — not for herself but to pay for haircuts for her two grandchildren and put …

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