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This July 25, 2018, photo shows a help wanted sign at a new Zaxby's restaurant in Madison, Miss. On Friday, Sept. 7, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for August. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
September 07, 2018 - 9:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump administration's ongoing conflicts with its trading partners. Employers added a strong 201,000 jobs, and the...
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A general view of town Presevo, Serbia, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. In an ethnic Albanian-dominated region in southern Serbia that borders Kosovo and that has been widely assumed a potential bargaining chip in any land-swap deal between Serbia and its breakaway former province. (AP Photo/Zenel Zhinipotoku)
September 07, 2018 - 6:31 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Serbia's president refused to meet with his Kosovo counterpart at European Union-backed talks Friday, dashing hopes of an imminent improvement in long-strained relations between the two countries. Hopes of a breakthrough had been relatively high after a territory swap had been...
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A view on street in Presevo, Serbia, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. In an ethnic Albanian-dominated region in southern Serbia that borders Kosovo and that has been widely assumed a potential bargaining chip in any land-swap deal between Serbia and its breakaway former province. (AP Photo/Zenel Zhinipotoku)
September 07, 2018 - 5:45 am
PRESEVO, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on diplomatic talks between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Kosovo's president says that negotiations with Serbia are becoming more and more difficult. Hashim Thaci on Friday had planned to meet in Brussels with his Serb counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, file photo, Jason Joshua waits on customers at Zak the Baker in Miami. Americans who quit to take new jobs are enjoying pay raises that are one-third larger than raises for workers who stay put, a gap that has reached the widest point since the Great Recession. At the same time, retail and restaurant workers are receiving more generous raises than manufacturing workers are. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
September 07, 2018 - 3:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers likely hired at a healthy pace in August, emboldened by brisk consumer spending and an economy that keeps growing steadily. Economists have forecast that employers added 189,000 jobs in August and that the unemployment rate dipped from an already-low 3.9 percent to...
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In this Aug. 22, 2018 photo, April Box poses for a photo at her home in Spokane, Wash. Box is a healthcare advocate and runs the website www.hip-help.com to help guide people through major surgeries and other aspects of the healthcare system. Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get a price cut. That’s the conclusion from an exclusive analysis of the besieged but resilient program that still divides voters heading into this year's midterm elections. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
September 07, 2018 - 3:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts. That's the conclusion from an exclusive analysis of the besieged but resilient program, which still sparks deep divisions heading into this year...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions about the summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un during a press conference at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. To South Koreans, Bob Woodward's new book about the Trump presidency paints a bizarre but familiar picture of an unconventional U.S. leader who thinks little of a decades-long alliance that South Koreans describe as a "bond of blood." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 07, 2018 - 3:20 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Donald Trump had to be tricked out of killing a U.S.-South Korean trade deal? He threatened to move a U.S. missile defense system from South Korea to Oregon? He ordered a plan for a pre-emptive attack on North Korea? These supposed moves by Trump, detailed in journalist...
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A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as the U.S. and China moved closer to imposing tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods, sounding a call of caution in the markets. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 07, 2018 - 2:11 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mixed on Friday as traders mulled over the effects of possible U.S. tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods in a simmering trade dispute. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 added 0.1 percent to 5,250.38, while the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, China's President Xi Jinping, left, poses with Russia's President Vladimir Putin for a photo at the BRICS summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. China’s foreign ministry said Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, Xi will meet with Putin on Sept. 11 and 12 in a sign of strengthening ties between the two Asian giants. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 06, 2018 - 11:30 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week in a sign of strengthening ties between the two Asian giants. The summit will take place during Xi's working visit to Russia's far-eastern port city of Vladivostok on Tuesday and Wednesday, the...
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FILE- This April 5, 2018, file photo shows a building's address on Wall Street in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 6. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 06, 2018 - 12:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are on pace for their second day of sharp losses Thursday, and U.S. stocks are down for the third day in a row. Chipmakers are sinking and energy companies, retailers and banks are also lower. However industrial and basic materials companies are rising. KEEPING...
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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks to George Washington University's Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. The Trump administration is planning to circumvent a longstanding court agreement on how children are treated in immigration custody. That means families will be kept in detention longer. Homeland Security announced Thursday it would terminate the agreement which requires the release of immigrant children generally after 20 days. It would instead adopt regulations that administration officials say will provide care of minors, but allow changes to deter migrants illegally crossing the border. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
September 06, 2018 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday moved to abandon a longstanding court settlement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept locked up, proposing new regulations that would allow the government to detain families until their immigration cases are decided. Homeland...
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