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New Research Shows How Online Retailers Can Tackle Music Piracy

Special to ag-IP-news AgencyLONDON - New research from a leading European business school shows that there are two strategies online retailers should adopt in order to combat the problem of illegal music downloads.The first is to develop a free music ... [Published Intellectual Property News Agency - 43 mins ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 57 mins ago - 5 reports

BART fined over 2 track workers' deaths during strike

State regulators fined BART $210,000 Thursday in connection with the deaths of two track workers who were hit by a train in October during a union strike, alleging that the transit agency deliberately violated safety rules.The investigation by Cal/OSHA, ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - 57 mins ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 34 reports

US jobless claims remain low at 304K

Positive news for the US: jobless claims remain at a low level of 304K. Continuing claims drop to 2.739 million. US weekly jobless claims were expected  to rise back up to 316K from the low level of 302K seen last week (revised down from 300K originally ... [Published Forex TV - 1 hour ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 22 reports

London subway staff to strike against ticket office closures

Subway workers in London are planning to stage five days of strike in late April and early May against ticket office closures and job losses, Britain's National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) announced Thursday.RMT is calling on its ... [Published China.org.cn - 2 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

German Amazon workers go on strike

Hundreds of employees in two of Amazon's key sites in Germany have walked off their jobs in protest against their pay conditions. On Thursday, the trade union Verdi said at least 700 unionized staff refused to work the first shift of the day at Amazon's ... [Published Press tv - 1 hour ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 6 reports

Want to understand the jobs situation? Look beyond unemployment

The latest data on statewide employment came out today, and the numbers look promising. Unemployment fell for the third month in a row, March job growth was strong, and February job growth was higher than previously thought. Raw numbers alone tell us ... [Published Boston Globe - 3 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 17 reports

Amazon Employees In Germany Strike Again

Amazon.com continues to turn down any pay discussion with the trade union as the company argues that the wages and other benefits it offers are at the upper end of the common wage in the logistics industryThe employees of Amazon.com, Inc. ( NASDAQ:AMZN ... [Published Value Walk - 4 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 5 reports

Detroit's cuts hit civilian workers hardest

The city reached tentative deals with its two pension funds. The good news: Both pension plans are now facing much smaller cuts than those initially proposed. The city's emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, has said civilian retirees are facing steeper cuts ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - 5 hours ago]
Entities: Workers, emergency
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 8 reports

Washington unemployment holds at 6.3%

The state added an estimated 6,700 jobs in March and the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.3 percent.In numbers released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department, officials said that the rate matches February’s jobless numbers, which ... [Published KXRO News - 6 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 6 reports

Jobless Claims Hover Near Lowest Level Since ‘07

April 17 (Bloomberg) — Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. Michael McKee reports on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)“ ″ is categorized ... [Published American Banking News - 7 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 14 reports

Strike at China sneaker factory snowballs

A strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, a labor group said, making it one of the largest-ever work…Click to Continue » ... [Published South Carolina State - 15 hours ago]
Entities: China, Workers
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 24 reports

Unemployment figure continues to fall

The number of unemployed people in the UK fell by 77,000 to a five year low of 2.24 million in the three months to February.A report by the Office for National Statistics shows that the rate of unemployment now stands at 6.9% of the UK adult working ... [Published Business Quarter Magazine - 17 hours ago]

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Goedertier says: "Our analysis looked at how people behave in relation to online music consumption. The younger segment predominantly tends to disregard the law and are outspoken when it comes to their preference for free downloads and streaming. The older segment proved more law-abiding and ethically concerned. This segment is willing to pay for music as long as they can avoid pop-ups and advertisements. Our research shows that consumers do prefer legal and ethical options if available but each age group has different ways of making this economically viable."
In " Crackdown in Cambodia ', a recently published report by the the US based Worker Rights Consortium, the labour rights monitoring organisation reveals how garment workers in Cambodia have been confronted with growing repression of their human and labour rights. State authorities have banned public gatherings completely and still continue to hold 21 workers in detention. The workers have reportedly been beaten after being seized by authorities and security forces continue to put down any sign of worker protest."
...and employee safety is our top priority at BART," the agency's general manager, Grace Crunican, said in a statement after the fines were levied. "BART has fundamentally upgraded its safety procedures with the implementation of an enhanced (track) safety program and a proposed budget investment of over $5 million in additional resources to bolster BART's safety performance."
"The overwhelming majority land a permanent position before the year is up. Only a handful [of 2013 graduates] are still in the program" she added

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