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U.S. wage growth is getting wiped out by inflation

U.S. workers' paychecks are worth less than they were a year ago, the Labor Department reported Friday, as modest wage gains have not kept pace with inflation. Inflation rose 2.9% from July 2017 to July 2018, the Labor Department said, while average hourly pay increased 2.7% in the same period....
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Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0200
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7-Eleven owners say new pact with Japanese-owned chain disenfranchises them
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
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Red Sanders' impact on UCLA football has lasted well past his death, 60 years ago Tuesday
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0200
The darkest day in UCLA football history started with a coaches’ luncheon on campus. While Ohio State’s Woody Hayes, Oklahoma’s Bud Wilkinson and other top college coaches assembled in Chicago for a yearly all-star game, Henry Russell “Red”...
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Dave Roberts remains himself amid pressure to change
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:55:00 +0200
Listen in to the postgame show on the Dodgers’ flagship station and take note of how the callers describe Dave Roberts. You’ll swear they’re not talking about the same manager they praised over the same airwaves last year. On any particular night,...
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NFL: Flacco, Jackson throw touchdowns to help Ravens ruin Andrew Luck's homecoming
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:30:00 +0200
Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass in the first half, Lamar Jackson added another in the second half and the Baltimore Ravens ruined Andrew Luck's Indianapolis homecoming by topping the Colts 20-19 on Monday night. Flacco looked sharp, going 7 of 9 for...
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College football notes: Urban Meyer’s fate to be decided in meeting
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:20:00 +0200
Ohio State trustees set a private meeting for Wednesday to talk about the future of coach Urban Meyer as the university seeks to quickly move past a scandal that has consumed the football program for nearly a month. Meyer has been on leave during an investigation...
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Rams sign right tackle Havenstein to a four-year contract extension
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:15:00 +0200
The Rams on Monday ensured that another key element of their offense would remain in place for the long term and moved closer to taking a chance that a defensive player with a productive but bumpy history will fit in to a team with Super Bowl aspirations....
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China rankled by the Taiwanese president's visit to NASA
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:50:00 +0200
China has protested a visit Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen made Sunday to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The visit, made on a stopover from a trip to Central and South America, marked the first time a Taiwanese leader has been to an official...
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MLB: White Sox manager Rick Renteria taken to hospital
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:40:00 +0200
Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria was taken to a hospital after complaining of lightheadedness Monday. The 56-year-old Renteria was at the ballpark when the issue arose and was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis as a precaution....
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For USC's Clayton Bradley and his family, love is the name of the game
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:10:00 +0200
The cocktail waitress was not who she seemed, a 21-year-old with her life laid out in front of her, limitless. The barfly was not who he seemed, a stocky and cocky former running back who loved the party life and was not ready for any real responsibility....
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Sewell Chan named Los Angeles Times deputy managing editor
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 03:40:00 +0200
Sewell Chan, a New York Times reporter and editor, on Monday was named a deputy managing editor of the Los Angeles Times, where he will assume a key position in a newly minted leadership team when he joins the organization in late September. The Times...
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Tue, 21 Aug 2018 02:50:00 +0200
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Mexico's outgoing President Peña Nieto and President-elect Lopez Obrador vow to work together despite differences
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 02:45:00 +0200
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