After virus fades, service industries may be changed forever

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, personal trainer Amanda Tikalsky didn’t have to worry much about her job. The U.S. economy’s record-breaking 11-year expansion offered security to service workers like her...

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___ A bleak US jobs report likely portends even deeper losses WASHINGTON (AP) — A grim picture of the U.S. job market’s sudden collapse emerged Friday with a report...

Virus deaths, unemployment accelerating across Europe, US

NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths mounted with alarming speed in Spain, Italy and New York, the most lethal hot spot in the United States, while the outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of wo...

What to do when the coronavirus crisis delays your wedding

Couples are often told to prepare for anything when it comes to their wedding, but a global pandemic isn’t typically something to consider. Now that most Americans have been ordered ...

US jobless claims hit 3.3 million, quadruple previous record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — more than quadruple the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the cor...

Whiplash: All at once, a steady US economy screeches to halt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three weeks ago, EmpireCLS was heading toward a second straight year of record business. A car service company in New Jersey, Empire couldn’t even find enough chauffeurs and office w...

US job openings jumped in January, before virus outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers sharply increased the number of jobs they advertised in January, a sign the job market and economy were in mostly solid shape before the virus outbreak hit. ...

Brazil's battered job market faces new foe: Coronavirus

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil (AP) — At Ford Motor Company’s shuttered factory in Sao Bernardo do Campo, a cradle of Brazil's car industry, only a handful of bored-looking staffers remain in its few a...

90% new residents in Taiwan satisfied with their jobs: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Wednesday (March 11), the Ministry of Interior announced the results of the 2018 New Residents' Life and Needs in Taiwan Survey, showing an improvement in job satis...

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___ Bond yields sink, stocks fall as investors demand safety NEW YORK (AP) — A dizzying, brutal week of trading dropped one last round of harrowing swings on invest...

US added robust 273K jobs in February before virus escalated

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States jumped in February as employers added a robust 273,000 jobs, evidence that the economy was in strong shape before the coronavirus began to sweep through t...

US hiring was likely solid in February before virus spread

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy likely added jobs at a solid pace in February before an escalation of the coronavirus outbreak disrupted factory supply chains, slowed business travel and heightened...

To gauge economic damage from virus, watch for US jobs data

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies and consumers have scrapped travel plans, and factories have endured broken supply chains from the coronavirus outbreak. If employers were to respond by slashing jobs, it w...

Taiwan ranks top in Asia for gender equality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan ranks top in Asia for gender equality according to the latest Gender Inequality Index (GII) published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Switzerla...

Fed's Powell faces a puzzling crisis with no simple solution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Powell is confronting his stiffest test yet as head of the Federal Reserve in an atmosphere vastly altered from what his predecessors faced. It makes an uncertain situation ev...