Winners and losers from the new NAFTA deal

(Reuters) – Talks between Canada and the United States intensified on Thursday as the two countries pushed for a deal on a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement by a Friday deadline, with both sides upbeat about the progress made. FILE PHOTO: A transport truck carries new Toyota trucks through an inspection station after clearing U.S. customs from Mexico at […]

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Canada, U.S. push toward NAFTA deal by Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top NAFTA negotiators from Canada and the United States increased the pace of their negotiations Thursday to resolve final differences to meet a Friday deadline, with their Mexican counterpart on standby to rejoin the talks soon. Despite some contentious issues still on the table, the increasingly positive tone contrasted with U.S. President Donald Trump’s harsh criticism of […]

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Greece faces ‘long road’ after exiting bailout: Weidmann

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece still faces “a long road to recovery” after leaving its bailout program last week and needs to continue balancing its books and cleaning up its banking sector, European Central Bank policymaker Jens Weidmann said on Thursday. A Greek flag flutters atop the parliament building in Athens, Greece, June 21, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas/File PhotoGreece emerged from the […]

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Payday lender Wonga collapses into administration – what it means

Payday lender Wonga has officially entered administration. In a statement, Wonga said that having assessed all options, the board "concluded that it is appropriate to place the businesses into administration". It added: "Wonga customers can continue to use Wonga services to manage their existing loans but the UK business will not be accepting any new loan applications. Customers can find […]

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US weekly jobless claims rise, labor market still tightening

US economy posts largest gain in nearly four years CFRA Research investment strategist Lindsey Bell and Belpointe chief strategist David Nelson on why the U.S. economy is booming. WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to a robust labor market that should keep the […]

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Construction worker shortage: Top open jobs and what they pay

The push to fill the high demand for construction jobs Associated Builders and Contractors CEO Michael Bellaman on the high demand for construction jobs. Eighty percent of U.S. construction firms are unable to fill open slots with qualified workers, a new report showed, including both hourly and salaried positions. Continue Reading Below Despite the fact that companies are raising wages […]

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Libya evacuates migrants trapped by fighting, with U.N. help

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Hundreds of migrants have been relocated from government-run detention centers in Libya after being trapped by clashes between rival groups, U.N. and aid sources said on Thursday. Smoke rises during heavy clashes between rival factions in Tripoli, Libya, August 28, 2018. Picture taken August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Hani AmaraThe migrants were abandoned when their guards fled from the […]

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