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Russian passes first vote on war economy measures

Russian lawmakers attend a session of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia January 16, 2020. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Firms will have to gear production to war effort Employees can be made to work overtime LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) – The Russian government …

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Airline SAS files for US bankruptcy protection as strike grounds flights

Airline files for Chapter 11 in the United States Filing comes after pilot strike began on Monday Strike grounding roughly half of airline’s flights STOCKHOLM, July 5 (Reuters) – Scandinavian airline SAS (SAS.ST) has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States to help cut debt, it said on Tuesday, warning strike action by pilots …

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Norwegian oil and gas workers start strike, cutting output

OSLO, July 5 (Reuters) – Norwegian offshore workers began a strike on Tuesday that will reduce oil and gas output, the union leading the industrial action told Reuters. The strike, in which workers are demanding wage hikes to compensate for rising inflation, comes amid high oil and gas prices, with supplies of natural gas to …

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Airline SAS says survival at stake as pilot strike grounds flights

Strike to ground roughly half of airline’s flights SAS says will affect about 30,000 passengers per day Strike raises uncertainty of loss-making airline’s future Biggest airline strike since BA pilots in 2019 STOCKHOLM, July 4 (Reuters) – Wage talks between Scandinavian airline SAS (SAS.ST) and its pilots collapsed on Monday, triggering a strike that puts …

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No experience, no resume, you’re hired! Hotels fight for staff

DOHA/LISBON/MADRID, July 4 (Reuters) – Top European hotel chains are hiring workers without experience or even a resume as executives admit years of underpaying staff have come back to bite, leaving them unable to meet post-pandemic travel demand. Thousands of workers left the hospitality industry when international travel shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many …

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US West Coast port labor contract expires, raising stakes for talks

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (Reuters) – The union and employers negotiating a new labor contract for more than 22,000 US West Coast port workers said high-stakes talks that are being closely watched by industry and the White House would continue after the agreed expired late on Friday. The agreement covers 29 Pacific Coast ports stretching …

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Wall Street ends first day of third quarter with solid rebound

US factory activity decelerates more than expected in June Micron’s downbeat forecast prompts chip sell-off Kohl’s tumbles after calling off sale to Franchise Group Indexes up: Dow 1.05%, S&P 1.06%, Nasdaq 0.90% NEW YORK, July 1 (Reuters) – Wall Street bounced back to a sharply higher close in light trading on Friday as investors embarked …

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US factory activity slows to two-year low as clouds gather over economy

Autonomous robots assemble an X model SUV at the BMW manufacturing facility in Greer, South Carolina, US November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISM manufacturing index falls 3.1 points to 53.0 in June New orders, employment contract Construction spending dips 0.1% in May WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) …

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