Labor http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23016/all en US STOCKS-Futures drop after rally as investors book profit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/us-stocks-futures-drop-after-rally-investors-book-profit <p>* Jobless claims, ADP employment report on tap</p> <p>* Fed to release minutes from FOMC Dec meeting</p> <p>* Costco December same-store sales up 9 pct</p> <p>* Futures off: S&amp;P 4 pts, Dow 20 pts, Nasdaq 4.75 pts</p> <p>By Angela Moon</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/us-stocks-futures-drop-after-rally-investors-book-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Costco Costco Wholesale Corp Dow Jones Industrial Average Economy of the United States Entertainment Futures contract Investment Labor NASDAQ NASDAQ-100 Quotation Stock market Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 13:22:27 +0000 5730966 at http://www.globalpost.com US STOCKS-Fed minutes short-circuit Wall St rally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/us-stocks-fed-minutes-short-circuit-wall-st-rally <p>* Fed to continue asset buys as doubts grow * Investors eye congressional-White House battles ahead * Retailers post December sales * Positive jobs data has little impact * Indexes down: Dow 0.16 pct, S&amp;P 0.21 pct, Nasdaq 0.38 pct By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dipped on Thursday after signs the Federal Reserve has growing concern about its highly stimulative monetary policy, giving investors reason to pull back after a two-day rally.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/us-stocks-fed-minutes-short-circuit-wall-st-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dow Jones & Company Dow Jones Industrial Average Economy of the United States Entertainment Environment Financial economics Futures contract Health Labor Law New York Stock Exchange Person Career Politics Quotation Stock market US Federal Reserve USD Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:04 +0000 5731089 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 4-US private sector job gains offer hope for labor market http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/wrapup-4-us-private-sector-job-gains-offer-hope-labor-market <p>* Private employers add 215,000 jobs in December * Weekly jobless claims rise 10,000 last week * Four-week average of claims steady at 360,000 * Data point to underlying momentum in the economy By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. private-sector employers shrugged off a looming budget crisis and stepped up hiring in December, offering further evidence of underlying strength in the economy as 2012 ended.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/wrapup-4-us-private-sector-job-gains-offer-hope-labor-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ADP National Employment Report Business Company Location Economics Employment Human resource management Job losses caused by the late-2000s recession Job security Jobless claims Labor Labor economics Labour law Law Macroeconomics Person Career Person Location Quotation Socioeconomics Unemployment Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:19 +0000 5731093 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. bonds, world shares fall after Fed minutes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/global-markets-us-bonds-world-shares-fall-after-fed-minutes <p>* World shares slip as Fed hints at tighter policy * 10-yr Treasury yields hit highest since May * Dollar index extends rally By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury debt prices slid and world stocks reversed course and dipped on Thursday after minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve's policy committee showed rising concern about the Fed's policy of buying bonds to stimulate growth. The Federal Open Market Committee's minutes also extended a rally in the U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/global-markets-us-bonds-world-shares-fall-after-fed-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Company Location Dow Jones Industrial Average Economic history Economics Economy of the United States Emergency Economic Stabilization Act Federal Reserve System Government Labor Late-2000s financial crisis Law Person Career Person Location Quotation Subprime crisis impact timeline United States United States public debt US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:23 +0000 5731095 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL ECONOMY-US activity picks up, hopes for euro zone rise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/global-economy-us-activity-picks-hopes-euro-zone-rise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* US services sector expands in Dec, hiring up sharply</p> <p>* U.S. employers add 155,000 jobs across economy in Dec</p> <p>* Surveys suggest euro zone downturn is easing</p> <p>* UK service sector declines, fourth quarter contraction seen</p> <p>By Steven C. Johnson and Andy Bruce</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/global-economy-us-activity-picks-hopes-euro-zone-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Business cycle Economic history Economics Economist Economy of the European Union Economy of the People's Republic of China Economy of the United States Entertainment Euro Health Labor Law Macroeconomics Person Career Quotation Recessions Social Issues Unemployment United States housing bubble Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:18:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731144 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. data lifts European shares to 22-month highs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-data-lifts-european-shares-22-month-highs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>* FTSEurofirst 300 index ends 0.4 pct higher</p> <p>* Euro STOXX 50 up 0.3 pct, may rise 7 pct in H1</p> <p>* Transocean leads market as settles oil spill charges</p> <p>By Atul Prakash</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - European shares set a 22-month high on Friday, buoyed by supportive data and led by rig contractor Transocean, which agreed to settle U.S. government charges over BP's Gulf of <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/mexico">Mexico</a> oil spill.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-data-lifts-european-shares-22-month-highs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Economics Euro Stoxx 50 Financial economics Health Indexes Investment Labor Man Made Disaster Quotation Religion Social Issues Stock market STOXX Technical analysis Transocean Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731159 at http://www.globalpost.com Budget battles threaten to limit Obama's second-term agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/budget-battles-threaten-limit-obamas-second-term-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>* Fiscal fights may consume Washington, elbow out all else</p> <p>* Obama vows to push ahead with broader agenda</p> <p>* 'A high level of dysfunction' makes legislative wins hard</p> <p>By John Whitesides</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - After a brutal "fiscal cliff" battle, President Barack Obama's looming budget confrontation with Congress threatens to sharply curtail his second-term agenda and limit his ambitions on priorities such as immigration reform and gun control.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/budget-battles-threaten-limit-obamas-second-term-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Obama foreign policy Business Candidate Position Democratic Party Economic policy of Barack Obama Economy of the United States Entertainment Environment Government Health Joe Biden Labor Person Career Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Quotation Social Issues United States United States public debt Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 19:31:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731175 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/reuters-health-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>New food safety rules aim for more accountability 2013-01-04T211825Z_4_BRE9030MC_RTROPTC_0_US-FDA-FOOD-SAFETY.XML () -</p> <p>Genetically modified food labeling measure to qualify for Washington state ballot</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/reuters-health-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Compounding Federal assistance in the United States Food and Drug Administration Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Medicaid Medicine Person Career Pharmaceutical sciences Pharmacology Pharmacy Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson Quotation Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:23:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731255 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-health-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Competition affects who gets a liver transplant: study<br /> 2013-01-07T015437Z_1_BRE906019_RTROPTC_0_US-LIVER-COMPETITION.X<br /> ML () -</p> <p>Analysis: Obama may turn Medicare reform into wider health<br /> debate</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-health-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Flu pandemic in the United States Government Health Health care in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 Labor Medicare Person Career Politics Social Issues Technology United States National Health Care Act Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731340 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares, oil dip, but growth prospects limit falls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/global-markets-shares-oil-dip-growth-prospects-limit-falls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* World stocks ease 0.15 pct as new year rally fades</p> <p>* Bank stocks outperform on milder liquidity rules</p> <p>* Dollar pulls back from 2-1/2-year high versus yen</p> <p>* Brent crude dips below $111 a barrel</p> <p>By Richard Hubbard</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - World stocks and oil prices eased<br /> on Monday ending a new year rally as some investors chose to<br /> book profits, but signs of a brightening global economic growth<br /> outlook limited the falls.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/global-markets-shares-oil-dip-growth-prospects-limit-falls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Central banks Company Location Deflation Economics Economy of the European Union Entertainment Euro Gold as an investment Inflation Investment Labor Late-2000s recession in Europe Law Macroeconomics oil Person Career Person Location Quantitative easing Quotation STOXX Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731344 at http://www.globalpost.com Looser bank buffer rules no panacea for Europe woes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/looser-bank-buffer-rules-no-panacea-europe-woes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Basel agreement seen giving banks more capacity to lend</p> <p>* But weak economy weighs on credit demand</p> <p>* Uncertain outlook also means banks nervous about lending</p> <p>* Rules changes may have bigger impact in U.S. than Europe</p> <p>By Paul Carrel and Marc Jones</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/looser-bank-buffer-rules-no-panacea-europe-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asset-backed security Bank Business Central banks Economics Entertainment European Central Bank Finance Financial economics Fixed income securities Labor Late-2000s financial crisis Law Person Career Quotation Securitization Structured finance United States housing bubble Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:21:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731375 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. stocks slip before earnings; oil dips http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/global-markets-us-stocks-slip-earnings-oil-dips <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Wall Street shares retreat from 5-year high</p> <p>* Brent crude dips below $111 a barrel</p> <p>* Dollar pulls back from 2-1/2-year high versus yen</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stock prices fell on Monday<br /> on worries about disappointing company results while world oil<br /> prices dipped on profit-taking, but signs of improvement in the<br /> global economy capped the losses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/global-markets-us-stocks-slip-earnings-oil-dips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Company Location Currency Dow Jones Industrial Average Economic history Economics Economy of the European Union Euro Futures contract Japanese yen Labor Law Person Career Quotation World oil market chronology from Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:58:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731390 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-French employers say draft labour accord unacceptable http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-1-french-employers-say-draft-labour-accord-unacceptable <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Talks on labour reform due to conclude this week</p> <p>* Employer chief says cannot meet union demands</p> <p>* Government to legislate if talks fail</p> <p>By Nicholas Vinocur</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - French employers will reject moves<br /> to overhaul rigid labour rules unless unions drop demands for<br /> heavier welfare charges on short-term job contracts, their<br /> leader said on Monday, suggesting talks this week could fail.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-1-french-employers-say-draft-labour-accord-unacceptable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Employment Ethics Human resource management Labor Labour economics Labour law Labour relations Laurence Parisot Law Person Career Person Party Quotation Social Issues Social programs Socioeconomics Strike action Trade union Unemployment Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:58:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731393 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. stocks fall from 5-year high; euro firms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/global-markets-us-stocks-fall-5-year-high-euro-firms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Wall Street shares retreat from 5-year high</p> <p>* Euro rises on bets ECB might leave rates alone</p> <p>* Oil prices slip with stocks, growth view caps losses</p> <p>* Dollar pulls back from 2-1/2-year high versus yen</p> <p>By Richard Leong</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stock prices receded from<br /> five-year highs on Monday, while the euro rose against the<br /> dollar on bets the European Central Bank might refrain from<br /> signaling more interest rate cuts on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/global-markets-us-stocks-fall-5-year-high-euro-firms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Company Location Dow Jones Industrial Average Economic consequences of the 2006 Thai coup d'├ętat Economic history Economics Economy of the European Union Euro European Union Flash Crash Futures contract Labor Late-2000s financial crisis Law Person Career Quotation Stock market Stock market crashes Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:46:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731420 at http://www.globalpost.com US Supreme Court won't take combat veterans' mental health appeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/us-supreme-court-wont-take-combat-veterans-mental-health-appeal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Veterans say VA slow in processing mental health claims</p> <p>* They say delays contributed to veterans' suicides</p> <p>* Lower court had ruled against veterans</p> <p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on<br /> Monday refused to consider a challenge by veterans who said<br /> delays by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in processing<br /> combat-related mental health claims contributed to suicides by<br /> veterans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/us-supreme-court-wont-take-combat-veterans-mental-health-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Court of appeals Entertainment Environment Health Hospitality Labor Law Person Location Politics Social Issues U.S. Supreme Court United States courts of appeals United States Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Veterans for Common Sense Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:47:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731425 at http://www.globalpost.com