Paris • Protesters were gathering in Paris as France’s Senate was expected to vote Tuesday on contested bill reforming labor laws.
Marches were organized by seven worker unions and student organizations in the country’s major cities.
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New York • Dow Chemical says it will eliminate about 2,500 jobs worldwide, or about 4 percent of its workforce, as it looks to close some plants ahead of its merger with DuPont.
The two agriculture and chemical companies announced their plan to mer...
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Washington • Federal health officials have approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus.
The Food and Drug Administration approv...
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Sacramento • California regulators are expected to decide Tuesday whether to drop their longstanding environmental objections to the state’s last nuclear power plant in return for its promised early closing.
The State Lands Commission will consid...
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Newark, N.J. • Allegiant Air has been given final approval to begin offering service at Newark Liberty International Airport, making it the first discount carrier to operate there since a federal lawsuit charged United, Newark’s dominant airline,...
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Seoul, South Korea • South Korea’s government lowered growth outlook for Asia’s fourth-largest economy and planned a supplementary budget for a second year in a row as the global economy faces heightened uncertainty.
The Finance Ministry said T...
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia • Mongolians vote in parliamentary elections Wednesday with sentiment weighed by a sharp downturn in the landlocked Asian nation’s crucial mining sector, rising unemployment and political disillusionment.
The Democratic Part...
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U.S. stock indexes moved higher in morning trading Tuesday as investors welcomed encouraging data on the economy and housing.
The rebound followed even bigger gains in Europe as global markets recovered from a two-day rout triggered by Britain’s vo...
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