Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending December 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 298,000, an increase of 17,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 280,000 to 281,000. The 4-week moving average was 290,750, an increase of 250 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 250 from 290,250 to 290,500.|||||||http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/eta20142337.pdf

Reaction to the announcement on renewed diplomatic relations between Cuba and the US

Reaction to the announcement on renewed diplomatic relations between Cuba and the US

Present in both countries, Oxfam welcomes the announcement restoring diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. 

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The happy and hellish lives of Cambodian rice farmers – USA TODAY


USA TODAY
The happy and hellish lives of Cambodian rice farmers
USA TODAY
There, Supon's smiling wife, Supea laid out rice, deep fried eggs, pork and vegetables. … Indeed, if you speak to the migrant workers in the garment factories or on plantations, most long to return to the rural idyll of rice farming and small-holder

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Four more bodies recovered in Italy ferry disaster – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya
Four more bodies recovered in Italy ferry disaster
Al-Arabiya
The fire broke out on a car deck on board the Norman Atlantic before dawn Sunday as it sailed from Greece toward Italy. Helicopter crews have been airlifting passengers from the upper deck of the ship but bad weather hampered efforts overnight to
Responses to Ferry Fire Off Coast of Greece Are CriticizedNew York Times
All passengers off Adriatic ferry; investigation beginsCNN
Ten Die, Dozens Treated in Hospital After Ferry BlazeWall Street Journal
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A Ban on Child Labor in Tobacco Fields – New York Times


The Courier-Journal
A Ban on Child Labor in Tobacco Fields
New York Times
Responding to a damning report this year by Human Rights Watch, some cigarette companies and growers have said they will voluntarily restrict child labor in tobacco fields. Though welcome, these steps should be reinforced by new federal rules. Children
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Ten years on, the Indian Ocean Tsunami response reveals how people in crises can be helped by timely funding

Ten years on, the Indian Ocean Tsunami response reveals how people in crises can be helped by timely funding

The unprecedented generosity of publics around the world to help people hit by the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 saved lives and gave affected people the means to make genuine long-term recoveries, says international aid agency Oxfam.

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Funds to help build the capacity of labor inspectorates in Peru and the Philippines announced by DOL

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced two grants to help strengthen workers’ rights in Peru and the Philippines through technical assistance projects to build capacity at the labor inspectorates in those countries.|||||||http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ilab/ILAB20142314.htm

Europe Snowstorm Moves East Monday After Slamming France to Balkans – AccuWeather.com

Europe Snowstorm Moves East Monday After Slamming France to Balkans
AccuWeather.com
Additionally, a man was killed Saturday when his car slide off of a road into a ravine near Isère, France. Snow totals on Saturday reached 3 cm in Brussels, Belgium, 6 cm in Frankfurt, Germany, and 10 cm in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. As the storm

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Minimum wage increase inadequate, say Cambodian unions

In response to increased pressure from Cambodian independent unions, their international supporters, and even some major apparel brands, on November 12, the Cambodian government announced it will be raising the minimum wage for garment workers from US$ 100 to $ 128 a month on January 1, 2015.

 

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