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Paris transit strike eases; commuters, tourists relieved

Paris transit strike eases; commuters, tourists relieved

PARIS (AP) — Paris commuters who have battled through six weeks of misery-inducing transport strikes found their smiles again Monday as some subway workers ended their walkouts against a contested overhaul of France‘s pension system. A weekend announcement by the UNSA union’s subway wing of a return to work after ...

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Why Today’s Shopping Sucks

Why Today's Shopping Sucks

Nick Sirotich Shoppers hate waiting. If they’ve made the effort to go shop at a brick-and-mortar store, rather than stay home and order something online, they hate not finding what they’re looking for. They hate not finding assistance. They hate bad service. Unfortunately, bad service is often the norm. Research ...

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Open Shop Construction Group Touts Record Job Placement Numbers

Open Shop Construction Group Touts Record Job Placement Numbers

Building Skills New York, a group that specializes in connecting low-income New Yorkers with jobs on open-shop construction sites, announced today that it had placed 335 workers on job sites throughout the five boroughs since the start of 2019.  That figure represents a 42 percent increase over 2018, when the ...

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Plan to extend visa waiver entries raises immigration worries

Plan to extend visa waiver entries raises immigration worries

By Lee Suh-yoon The government’s plan to extend visa waiver policies to tourists from Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia is raising concerns about a possible influx of undocumented immigrants. The plan ― extending the five-day mainland visa waiver to group tourists from the three Southeast Asian countries whose final destination ...

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Commuters hit as trains stay halted amid French strike

Commuters hit as trains stay halted amid French strike

PARIS • Frustrated travellers ran into transportation chaos around France for a second day yesterday, as unions dug in for what they hoped was a protracted strike against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to redesign the national retirement system. Most French trains were at a halt, including Paris subways, and traffic ...

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