Jobs and Labor
Mar 21, 2013 13:18 EDT
US soft drinks giant Coca-Cola will cut 750 jobs in the United States as part of a restructuring of its North America operations, a company spokesman said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 09:10 EDT
New claims for US unemployment benefits rose slightly last week but remained near their lowest level in five years, government data released Thursday showed.
Mar 20, 2013 14:57 EDT
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned Wednesday that broad-based US government spending cuts could curb the economic and jobs recovery.
Mar 20, 2013 11:41 EDT
At least 95,000 civil servants went on strike in Britain on Wednesday, closing courts and museum galleries in a dispute over pay, pensions and working conditions timed to coincide with the government's annual budget.
Mar 19, 2013 16:55 EDT
US automaker Ford said Tuesday that it would pay at least $750 million to workers being let go as it closes its plant in Genk, Belgium, after reaching an agreement with unions.
Mar 19, 2013 13:09 EDT
Hosting the 2020 Olympic Games in Madrid would provide a 3.87-billion euro ($5.0-billion) boost to the Spanish economy and generate 83,000 full-time jobs, Madrid bid organisers said Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 11:05 EDT
With auto sales in Europe stalled, Fiat is pushing Chrysler to boost production at key US plants over the opposition of blue-collar workers who don't like the new work schedules.
Mar 18, 2013 15:28 EDT
Plans by troubled French carmaker Peugeot Citroen to shed over 11,000 jobs cleared a major hurdle on Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 15:01 EDT
US President Barack Obama on Monday named Tom Perez, the head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, to the post of labor secretary.
Mar 18, 2013 14:28 EDT
David Beckham is out in front as the highest-paid player in world football, according to a report that appears in Tuesday's edition of France Football magazine.
Mar 18, 2013 11:13 EDT
Rio-based Flamengo said Monday they have appointed former Brazil international Jorginho to replace Dorival Junior after the latter refused to accept a pay cut.
Mar 18, 2013 11:08 EDT
British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca on Monday said it would axe 1,600 jobs worldwide in a major restructuring of the group over the next three years.
Mar 17, 2013 23:46 EDT
US President Barack Obama will announce Monday the nomination of Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez, a Hispanic American, as the next US secretary of labor, a White House official said.
Mar 17, 2013 20:55 EDT
Rafael Nadal defeated Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win his third Indian Wells ATP Masters title and cement his return from a seven-month injury layoff.
Mar 17, 2013 12:41 EDT
Hardline southern separatists staged a general strike in the port city of Aden on Sunday and called for protests later in the day against a national dialogue that they are boycotting, activists said.
Mar 17, 2013 10:33 EDT
Hundreds of Spanish doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, many wearing white lab coats, marched in Madrid on Sunday against budget cuts and plans to partly privatise medical services.
Mar 16, 2013 17:46 EDT
Thousands of protesters marched Saturday in Madrid and other cities in Spain against European Union leaders' handling of the financial crisis, condemning "an EU that belongs to the markets".
Mar 16, 2013 14:52 EDT
Some 20,000 teachers, police, hospital workers and other civil servants gathered in the Swiss capital Saturday to protest austerity measures and demand better working conditions and salary increases, unions said.
Mar 16, 2013 09:34 EDT
Residents of the port of Aden staged a general strike on Saturday after a call by southern separatists in protest at the start of a national dialogue aimed at ending Yemen's political crisis.
Mar 15, 2013 20:37 EDT
A US judge cleared the way for a Filipina former nanny of Sharon Stone to go to trial against the US actress for wrongful dismissal and harassment, including racist abuse.