WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new applications for jobless benefits fell more than expected to near a 42-year low last week, pointing to ongoing tightening in the labor market despite the recent slowdown in hiring.
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PARIS - A union at Air France has called for a meeting with other unions at the airline on Tuesday to decide whether to go ahead with strike plans, its head Miguel Fortea told Reuters on Thursday.
KOKOMO, Ind. - Workers outside the gates of a Fiat Chrysler plant here greeted news early on Thursday of a new tentative agreement between the automaker and the United Auto Workers skeptically, giving an indication of the challenges the union may face in getting the deal ratified by members.
NEW YORK - Oil prices climbed to their highest in five weeks on Thursday, as buoyant Chinese equity markets encouraged buying, and as Russia's military involvement in Syria brought a geopolitical risk premium into the market.