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As Jobs Go Unfilled, U.S. Employers Vie to Hire Foreign Laborers

As Jobs Go Unfilled, U.S. Employers Vie to Hire Foreign Laborers Image Jose Vera Ramirez is among the immigrant seasonal workers employed by Phil Steinhauer’s landscaping company in Centennial, Colo. Businesses were chosen by lottery to be able to hire workers under the H-2B visa program.CreditBenjamin Rasmussen for The New ...

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Trump May Soften Sweeping Plan to Restrict Chinese Investments

Trump May Soften Sweeping Plan to Restrict Chinese Investments Image A passenger plane being constructed in Chengdu, China. The White House has threatened tariffs, investment restrictions and export controls on the country as it looks to combat Beijing’s dominance in cutting-edge industries.CreditAgence France-Presse — Getty Images By Ana Swanson and ...

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Uber Claims to Have Changed. A London Judge Will Decide.

Uber Claims to Have Changed. A London Judge Will Decide. Image An anti-Uber billboard driven around London by the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association. Starting Monday, a judge will hear Uber’s appeal of the loss of its operating license in the city.CreditAndrew Testa for The New York Times By Adam Satariano ...

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Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse Image In training sessions on domestic violence and technology, people have started asking about how to handle the use of connected home devices in abuse situations, said Erica Olsen, director of the Safety Net Project at the National Network to End ...

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Companies Get First Tariff Waivers, but Many More Are Left in Limbo

Companies Get First Tariff Waivers, but Many More Are Left in Limbo Image Schick Manufacturing is one of seven companies that have been granted exemptions from steel and aluminum tariffs. Requests from 11 companies have been rejected. Nearly 20,000 applications remain to be decided.CreditFrederic J. Brown/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images ...

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Supreme Court Widens Reach of Sales Taxes in E-Commerce

Supreme Court Widens Reach of Sales Taxes in E-Commerce Image A Wayfair distribution center in Cranbury, N.J. State officials in South Dakota sued three online retailers for violating a law that required merchants to collect sales tax.CreditJohn Taggart for The New York Times. By Adam Liptak, Ben Casselman and Julie ...

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Trump’s Ace in the Hole in Trade War: A Strong Economy

Trump’s Ace in the Hole in Trade War: A Strong Economy Image Consumer spending has rebounded after a soft start this year. Retail sales jumped 0.8 percent in May, double what analysts had forecast.CreditJeenah Moon for The New York Times By Nelson D. Schwartz June 20, 2018 The American economy ...

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Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens

Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens Image Christian Borrero, who was born with cerebral palsy, went off disability after landing a full-time job as a receptionist in Independence, Ohio.CreditAndrew Spear for The New York Times By Nelson D. Schwartz June 19, 2018 The number of Americans seeking Social Security ...

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Trump Threatens Tariffs on Another $200 Billion of Chinese Goods

Trump Threatens Tariffs on Another $ 200 Billion of Chinese Goods Image Shipping containers stacked in the Kwai Tsing Terminals in Hong Kong.CreditJerome Favre/EPA-EFE, via REX and Shutterstock By Ana Swanson, Keith Bradsher and Katie Rogers June 18, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump further escalated his trade fight with China ...

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