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For first time in a decade, Domino's same-store sales slip

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Domino's, a company seemingly tailormade for a pandemic, has not been spared from a phenomenon plaguing almost every employer this summer: A severe shortage of workers. ...

Israel, Sudanese officials hold rare public meeting

JERUSALEM (AP) — Senior Israeli and Sudanese officials held a rare public meeting on Wednesday, pledging to strengthen the nascent ties between the former adversaries, the Israeli participants said. ...

The end of student loan forbearance will be tougher on women

Before the pandemic, wage disparities already made it tougher for working women to pay off student loans than men. Now, after a second year of juggling increased caregiving duties, over a million wome...

Taiwan labor ministry says minimum wage increase won't impact employment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An increase in minimum wage will not negatively impact employment and commodity prices, Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MOL) said on Wednesday (Oct. 13), citing a Nobel ...

UK job vacancies hit record high amid worker shortages

LONDON (AP) — Job vacancies in the U.K. rose to a record high of nearly 1.2 million, official figures showed Tuesday, a further sign that the British economy is experiencing worker shortages in an arr...

3 US-based economists win Nobel for research on wages, jobs

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A U.S.-based economist won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for pioneering research that transformed widely held ideas about the labor force, showing how an increase in the minimum...

EXPLAINER: 5 key takeaways from the September jobs report

WASHINGTON (AP) — September wasn't exactly the robust month for hiring that many had expected and hoped for. With the delta variant still disrupting the economy and employers struggl...

Puzzle overhanging job market: When will more people return?

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. government issues the September jobs report on Friday, the spotlight will fall not only on how many people were hired last month. A second question will command attenti...

Stocks move broadly higher as receding debt fears spur rally

Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street as investors welcomed the end of a standoff in Congress over extending the federal debt ceiling. The S&P 500 rose 1.4% as of 1:13 p.m. Eastern....

Stocks fall as volatility hits Wall Street; oil drops

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell in morning trading Wednesday as Wall Street undergoes a bout of volatility, driven in part by big swings in technology companies. The S&P 500 fell 0.8...

Boris Johnson brushes off UK woes, vows to transform economy

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson shrugged off Britain's problems of empty gas pumps, worker shortages and gaps on store shelves as he told fellow Conservatives on Wednesday that...

Foundations, new donors build $51M fund to support workers

A fund created by a group of social-justice-minded foundations including Ford and Rockefeller and donors like Jack Dorsey and MacKenzie Scott shortly after COVID hit has more than quadrupled in size t...

EU to launch ALMA work placement scheme for jobless youth

Carmen Quintana Gomez follows the same routine each day: wake up, breakfast, job search. "Everybody knows that they're not going to have a job," she said. "That's how people thi...

UK families see hard times ahead as COVID programs end

LONDON (AP) — Diana Gaglio has been in the economic crosshairs of the pandemic for the past 18 months. The 53-year-old from Bedfordshire, north of London, was furloughed from her job...

US slightly revises up its GDP estimate for Q2 to 6.7%

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a 6.7% annual pace from April through June, the Commerce Department said Thursday, slightly upgrading its estimate of last quarter's growth in the face o...