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  • Associated Press

    Unemployment rate falls to 13.3%, US adds 2.5 million jobs

    WASHINGTON (June 5, 2020) - The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May from 14.7%, and 2.5 million jobs were added – a surprisingly positive reading in the midst of a recession that has paralyzed the economy in the wake of the viral pandemic.

  • Associated Press

    MLB players reaffirm pay stance, no deal with teams in sight

    NEW YORK (June 4, 2020) — Baseball players reaffirmed their stance for full prorated pay, leaving a huge gap with teams that could scuttle plans to start the coronavirus-delayed season around the Fourth of July and may leave owners focusing on a schedule as short as 50 games.

  • Associated Press

    JC Penney closing 154 stores in first post-bankruptcy phase

    NEW YORK (June 4, 2020) — J.C. Penney said Thursday that it will start closing 154 of its stores next week in what it is calling the first phase of its efforts to shrink its footprint.

  • Associated Press

    1.9 million seek jobless aid; 9th straight decline since mid-March spike

    WASHINGTON (June 4, 2020) — Nearly 1.9 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that many employers are still cutting jobs even as the gradual reopening of businesses has slowed the pace of layoffs.

  • Associated Press

    MLB rejects 114-game schedule, threatens plan of about 50

    NEW YORK (June 3, 2020) — If Major League Baseball and its players take the field for a coronanvirus-delayed 2020 season, it will be after acrimonious negotiations that resemble their labor war of a generation ago.

  • Associated Press

    Global stock markets continue to rise as economies reopen

    TOKYO (June 3, 2020) — Global stock markets rose Wednesday, extending three days of gains, as more economies reopened from shutdowns they had imposed to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Associated Press

    Will temperature checks of employees make workplaces safe?

    (June 2, 2020) - Will temperature checks of employees make workplaces safe? No, not completely. They can help reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections but shouldn’t be the only safety measure employers take.

  • Associated Press

    Macy's hit as New York imposes curfew amid Floyd protests

    NEW YORK (June 1, 2020) — New York City imposed a late-night curfew Monday that failed to prevent another night of destruction, including arrests at the iconic Macy’s store on 34th Street, following protests over George Floyd’s death.

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