Avie Schneider

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'Hartford Courant' Journalists Petition To Unionize

Monday, February 11, 2019

Members of the Hartford, Conn., newsroom said they are petitioning for a union election while also asking Tribune Publishing, the paper's parent, to voluntarily recognize the union.


U.S. Added 304,000 Jobs In January; Shutdown Boosted Unemployment To 4 Percent

Friday, February 01, 2019

Job growth picked up for the 100th consecutive month even as hundreds of thousands of federal workers were furloughed during the partial government shutdown. Wage growth held steady.


Facebook, Google Draw Scrutiny Over Apps That Collected Data From Teens

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

In the latest revelation to raise privacy concerns, the Silicon Valley giants offered adults and teens gift cards for installing apps that would let the companies collect data on their smartphones.


Fed Says U.S. Growth Is 'Solid,' Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The labor market continues to get stronger and the economy is growing at a solid rate, the Federal Reserve said. The central bank also said it will be patient as it decides on future rate increases.


Jack Bogle, Father Of Simple Investing, Dies At 89

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Bogle, the founder of Vanguard who created the first index mutual fund, died Wednesday, the firm said. He said investors should own a mix of bonds and stocks but shouldn't pay managers to pick them.


A Warning About U.S. Credit Rating Could Signal Higher Interest Rates

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

A major credit rating agency is warning that a prolonged government shutdown could mean that it will reconsider the nation's AAA rating. That could lead to higher borrowing costs.


U.S. Adds Stronger-Than-Expected 312,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rises To 3.9 Percent

Friday, January 04, 2019

The economy added 312,000 jobs in December — topping analysts' expectations of 180,000 jobs added. Unemployment climbed as more people felt confident enough to quit their jobs and look for new ones


China Takes Wind Out Of Apple iPhone Sales

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Apple cut billions from its revenue estimates amid slower sales in China. In August, Apple became the first private sector company worth $1 trillion, but its stock is down more than 30 percent.


Trump Invites Congressional Leaders For Talks As Shutdown Continues

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

As the partial government shutdown continued into its second week, the president invited a bipartisan group of lawmakers to the White House for talks. "Let's make a deal?" Trump asked in a tweet.


Oil Prices Jump After OPEC Agrees To Bigger-Than-Expected Production Cut

Friday, December 07, 2018

Ignoring pressure from President Trump to keep the oil flowing, OPEC, Russia and other producers have agreed to cut production. They hope to stem a 30 percent drop in oil prices in recent weeks.


U.S. Unemployment Holds At 3.7 Percent As Economy Adds 155,000 Jobs

Thursday, December 06, 2018

The jobless rate remained the lowest in nearly 50 years last month as employers added fewer jobs than expected. Meanwhile, wages grew 3.1 percent over the past 12 months, the same as in October.


Stocks Rebound After Tumbling Amid Worries Over U.S.-China Tensions

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Stock markets recovered most of their losses late in the day, with the Dow closing down 79 points. Earlier, stocks slid after a Chinese tech executive was arrested, escalating U.S.-China tensions.


Marriott Says Up To 500 Million Customers' Data Stolen In Breach

Friday, November 30, 2018

The hotel giant said information on up to 500 million customers worldwide was exposed in a breach of its Starwood reservation database. The data includes dates of birth and passport numbers.


U.S. Economy Added 250,000 Jobs In October; Unemployment Remains At 3.7 Percent

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Employers added more jobs than analysts expected, as the jobless rate remained at a nearly 50-year low. Friday's report gives voters a final glimpse of the economy before the midterm elections.


U.S. Economy Grew At A 3.5 Percent Rate In 3rd Quarter

Friday, October 26, 2018

That's slower than the second quarter's blockbuster 4.2 percent but puts the economy on pace for the fastest annual growth in 13 years.


U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.7 Percent, Lowest In Nearly 50 Years

Friday, October 05, 2018

The jobless rate last month was the lowest since 1969, though the economy added a less-than-expected 134,000 jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said. Wage growth slowed to a 2.8 percent rate.


The Fed Just Raised Its Rate Again. When Will It Start To Hurt Consumers?

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Bullish stocks, low unemployment, high confidence — from most angles, the economy is strong. But questions linger as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates for the third time in 2018.


China Sets Tariffs On $60 Billion In U.S. Goods, Retaliating Against U.S. Duties

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hours after President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, Beijing responded with its own levies on $60 billion worth of U.S. products.


Trump Sets Tariffs On $200 Billion In Imports From China

Monday, September 17, 2018

President Trump announced the U.S. will impose 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China. It's the latest round of an escalating trade dispute between the two countries.


Tronc Agrees To Let Its Virginia Newsrooms Unionize

Friday, September 14, 2018

The traditionally anti-union Tronc newspaper company on Friday agreed to allow journalists at its two Virginia papers to organize, averting the need for a federally overseen vote, organizers tell NPR.