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UAW factory workers ratify deal, will end Volvo truck strike

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NORFOLK, Va. — Striking blue-collar workers at a Volvo heavy truck plant in southwestern Virginia have narrowly ratified what the company said was its...

Unions connect soccer players with migrant workers in Qatar

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GENEVA — Soccer players have talked with migrant workers in Qatar to learn more about their conditions while building stadiums and other projects for...

Money in the bank: Child tax credit dollars head to parents

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WASHINGTON — The child tax credit had always been an empty gesture to millions of parents like Tamika Daniel. ...

Top Senate Dem sets infrastructure vote, pressures lawmakers

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WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pressured lawmakers Thursday to reach agreement by next week on a pair of massive domestic spending measures,...

U.S. factory output dips 0.1% in June on auto chip shortage

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WASHINGTON — U.S. factory output slid last month as a shortage of computer chips disrupted auto production. ...

US 30-year mortgage rate falls for 3rd week to average 2.88%

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WASHINGTON — Mortgage rates were mixed this week. The benchmark 30-year loan fell for the third straight week amid lingering concerns over the recent...

Cuba’s president says government has some blame for protests

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HAVANA — Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel on Wednesday acknowledged shortcomings in his government's handling of shortages and of neglecting certain sectors, but he urged...

US unemployment claims fall to 360,000, a new pandemic low

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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence that...

Data gaps make it difficult to track racial equity funding

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EMBARGOED UNTIL 10AM More than a year after the police killing...

Stocks edge lower, easing indexes below recent record highs

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Stocks edged lower Thursday, pulling major indexes a bit further below the record highs they marked at the beginning of the week. Investors continue...