Recession? What recession? Just don’t quit before lunch!

Recession?  What recession?  Just don't quit before lunch!

A restaurant advertising jobs looks to attract workers in Oceanside, California, US, May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 8 (Reuters) – Jay Baker is not worried about a recession. He worries about whether his new workers will keep leaving before the end of their first … Read more

US dollar flat in choppy trading after payrolls beat expectations

US dollar flat in choppy trading after payrolls beat expectations

US payrolls exceed expectations in June Rate futures price in 75-bps hike Yen in focus as former PM Abe gunned down NEW YORK, July 8 (Reuters) – The US dollar was little changed against a basket of currencies on Friday ahead of the weekend following a choppy session that saw the greenback posting both gains … Read more

US labor market powers ahead with strong job gains despite recession fears

US labor market powers ahead with strong job gains despite recession fears

Nonfarm payrolls increase 372,000 in June Private sector employment back above pre-pandemic level Unemployment rate holds steady at 3.6% Average hourly earnings rise 0.3%; up 5.1% year-on-year WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) – US employers hired far more workers than expected in June and continued to raise wages at a steady clip, signs of persistent labor … Read more

US labor market starts to cool as weekly jobless claims rise, layoffs surge

US labor market starts to cool as weekly jobless claims rise, layoffs surge

Weekly jobless claims increase 4,000 to 235,000 Continuing advance claims 51,000 to 1.375 million Announced job cuts jump 57% to 32,517 in June Trade deficit narrows 1.3% to $85.5 billion in May WASHINGTON, July 7 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week and there are growing … Read more

Airline SAS files for US bankruptcy protection as strike grounds flights

Airline SAS files for US bankruptcy protection as strike grounds flights

Airline files for Chapter 11 in the United States Filing comes after pilot strike began on Monday Strike grounding roughly half of airline’s flights STOCKHOLM, July 5 (Reuters) – Scandinavian airline SAS (SAS.ST) has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States to help cut debt, it said on Tuesday, warning strike action by pilots … Read more

Airline SAS says survival at stake as pilot strike grounds flights

Airline SAS says survival at stake as pilot strike grounds flights

Strike to ground roughly half of airline’s flights SAS says will affect about 30,000 passengers per day Strike raises uncertainty of loss-making airline’s future Biggest airline strike since BA pilots in 2019 STOCKHOLM, July 4 (Reuters) – Wage talks between Scandinavian airline SAS (SAS.ST) and its pilots collapsed on Monday, triggering a strike that puts … Read more

No experience, no resume, you’re hired! Hotels fight for staff

No experience, no resume, you're hired!  Hotels fight for staff

DOHA/LISBON/MADRID, July 4 (Reuters) – Top European hotel chains are hiring workers without experience or even a resume as executives admit years of underpaying staff have come back to bite, leaving them unable to meet post-pandemic travel demand. Thousands of workers left the hospitality industry when international travel shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many … Read more

Wall Street ends first day of third quarter with solid rebound

Wall Street ends first day of third quarter with solid rebound

US factory activity decelerates more than expected in June Micron’s downbeat forecast prompts chip sell-off Kohl’s tumbles after calling off sale to Franchise Group Indexes up: Dow 1.05%, S&P 1.06%, Nasdaq 0.90% NEW YORK, July 1 (Reuters) – Wall Street bounced back to a sharply higher close in light trading on Friday as investors embarked … Read more

US West Coast port labor contract expires, raising stakes for talks

US West Coast port labor contract expires, raising stakes for talks

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (Reuters) – The union and employers negotiating a new labor contract for more than 22,000 US West Coast port workers said high-stakes talks that are being closely watched by industry and the White House would continue after the agreement expired late on Friday. The agreement covers 29 Pacific Coast ports stretching … Read more

Tesla’s run of record deliveries may be reaching the end of the road

Tesla's run of record deliveries may be reaching the end of the road

Model Y cars are pictured during the opening ceremony of the new Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars in Gruenheide, Germany, March 22, 2022. Patrick Pleul/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SAN FRANCISCO, June 30 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is expected to end its nearly two-year-long run of record … Read more