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Apple sued by employees over labor issues

Apple has another employee lawsuit to contend with.

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You're more likely to get a raise now

Workers rejoice: Economists say their companies are granting more pay raises this year.

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Obama bars contractors from LGBT bias

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Obama bars contractors from LGBT bias

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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World's 2nd-richest man suggests 3-day work week

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is suggesting that workers shift to a three-day work week. The catch: He would require 11-hour work days and workers to stay on the job until age 70 or 75.

The Financial Times reported that in a speech at a conference…

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Microsoft cuts 18,000 jobs

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wasn't kidding -- he really is making bold changes. The software giant said it would cut 18,000 jobs within the next year -- about 14% of the company's 125,000 employees.

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Go to law school. Rack up debt. Make $62,000

Lawyers have been struggling for a while now, but it's gotten even worse: Half of lawyers are now making less than $62,000 a year, according to the National Association for Law Placement.

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Rare bipartisan approval of job training measure

In a rare display of bipartisanship the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a job training bill on Wednesday. The vote was 415 -6.

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LA hotel workers could get $15.37 an hour

Barack Obama wants $10.10. Seattle got $15. Now, Los Angeles hotel workers might be outdoing them all with the country's highest minimum wage: $15.37 an hour, thanks to a new city ordinance that is expected to pass by Labor Day.

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Great jobs report: Strong hiring, unemployment down

The American jobs recovery seems to have finally hit its stride.

The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday.

That number beats economists' expectations and comes along with other good news: Job growth…

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White House

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It pays to work for the White House

It pays well to work at the White House -- better than the average American worker.

The average salary there is $83,000 a year, according to data released by the White House.

Compared to that, the average U.S. wage was about $44,300. Most, or 85% of…

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