Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns

...attacks across Paris that left at least 129 people dead and 352 injured.President Francois Hollande vowed that France would wage "merciless" war on the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the mayhem, as investigators raced to track...
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My Turn: Juneau's economy is stable, but tied to state's fiscal crisis

...Juneau's economy would be growing. For example, the private sector added over 100 jobs in 2014 and wages were even slightly up, but overall the total wage and salary employment was down by 0.1 percent. The decline in government jobs has been ongoing...
My Turn: Apprenticeships more important than ever

...tool in the construction and resource development sector. We also know that apprenticeships contribute to strong middle class wages and a healthy economy. As we prepare our workforce for the gas line, apprenticeships are more important than ever. That's...
Glasses half empty at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

...economic indicators - including rising wages and a low unemployment rate - corroborate...During the past two years government wages increased, on average, by about .3 percent...In that same time, private-sector wages increased on average by about 1.5 percent...

...national rate has fallen during the economic recovery.The increase, driven by years of rising costs in the island chain, low wages and limited land, thrust the image of people sleeping on beaches alongside the state's famed one of a relaxing tropical paradise...
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Job creator or job killer? A look at Pacific trade deal

...workers to unfair competition with low-wage labor in countries like Vietnam.Some...standards in history, from requiring a minimum wage and worker safety regulations to prohibiting...competition would kill jobs and depress wages.Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is running...
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My Turn: A plan to end a regressive entitlement

...disadvantaged families in our communities, there are more direct ways to do it. Establishing a living wage is one idea. Alaskans did vote to raise the minimum wage to $9.25 per hour and periodically adjust it for inflation. But at that pay, the single...
Clinton to make boosting wages key to plan

...make boosting middle class incomes and wages the focus of her economic agenda, pointing...since the Great Recession, bolstering wages even as the unemployment rate has fallen...economic proposals this summer on issues like wage growth, college affordability, corporate...
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Seattle teachers strike on first day of school today

SEATTLE - Teachers in Seattle will walk picket lines today after last-minute negotiations over wages and other issues failed to avert a strike in Washington state's largest school district.Classes for 53,000 Seattle Public...
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Gov't: No benefit hike for Social Security next year financed by a 12.4 percent tax on wages up to $118,500, with half paid by workers...half paid by employers. The amount of wages subject to Social Security taxes usually...based on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, or CPI-W...
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