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Employment News for December 22, 2014

  • It's down to the wire for online shopping


    The Salt Lake Tribune » Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:51:01 MST

    Atlanta • As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delive... Read More
  • French power company to pay $772M in bribery case


    The Salt Lake Tribune » Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:50:07 MST

    Washington • A French power and transportation company has agreed to pay $772 million in penalties to resolve allegations that it bribed high-ranking government officials in multiple foreign countries for lucrative projects, the Justice Department... Read More
  • Coming soon to U.S.: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum


    The Salt Lake Tribune » Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:50:07 MST

    Miami • U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation. Relaxed limits on what licensed U.S. travelers can brin... Read More
  • TripAdvisor fined $600,000 by Italian anti-trust authority


    The Salt Lake Tribune » Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:50:07 MST

    Milan • Italy’s antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers’ association and a consumer protection agency. The an... Read More
  • Russia bails out bank following ruble slide


    The Salt Lake Tribune » Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:50:06 MST

    Moscow • Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank for about $500 million to save it from bankruptcy— a clear sign that the slide in the value of the ruble in the wake of sliding oil prices is straining the banking system. The Central Bank said Mon... Read More
  • U.S. home sales hit slowest pace in 6 months in Nov.


    The Salt Lake Tribune » Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:35:09 MST

    Washington • Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that sales of existing homes fell 6.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.93 mil... Read More
  • U.S. stock indexes drift higher in midday trading


    The Salt Lake Tribune » Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:16:24 MST

    Stocks moved slightly higher in afternoon trading Monday, on pace to build modestly on gains from last week. The market has closed higher over the past three trading days. Discouraging data on U.S. home sales and a deepening slide in oil prices held... Read More
  • Survey: U.S. gas prices fall 25 cents per gallon


    The Salt Lake Tribune » Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:41:01 MST

    Camarillo, Calif. • The average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to $2.47. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that prices will likely keep falling. Lundberg says the averag... Read More
  • U.S. coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths


    The Salt Lake Tribune » Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:41:01 MST

    Louisville, Ky. • Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation’s coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths. Federal mine safety ... Read More
  • Saudi oil chief: No conspiracy behind oil prices


    The Salt Lake Tribune » Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:41:01 MST

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates • Saudi Arabia’s oil chief on Sunday dismissed allegations that his kingdom conspired to bring down oil prices in order to harm other countries and told a summit of Arab energy leaders that he was confident the ma... Read More


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