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Should we have laws regulating au pairs' conditions?

The Government is being urged to regulate the work of au pairs, and to provide a disputes-mediation body.<p>Fianna Fáil is set to put forward a bill …

U.S. Jobs Report Jolts Stocks, Dollar, Oil, Bonds

LONDON (Reuters) - Stocks, the dollar, oil and bond yields all dived on Friday after data showing the slowest pace of U.S. job growth in more than …

Trump's Labor Pains: The Ups and Downs of His Union Relations

Carmen Llarull is not a tall woman. She looked even tinier than usual standing on the back of a flatbed truck last August, with the gold and mirrored …

Swiss vote on plan to guarantee unconditional basic income for all

The Swiss are voting on a proposal that would guarantee everyone in the country an unconditional basic income.<p>The referendum, which ends Sunday, was …

Minimum wage: How does Australia compare to other countries?

The Fair Work Commission has handed down it's annual ruling on Australia's minimum wage, raising it by 2.4 per cent to $672.70 a week.<p>It means an …

Economics

Sweden leads the race to become cashless society

Swedes are blazing a trail in Europe, with banks, buses, street vendors and even churches expecting plastic or virtual payment<p>In 1661, Stockholms Banco, the precursor to the Swedish central bank, issued Europe’s first banknotes, on thick watermarked paper bearing the bank’s seal and eight …

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International Airport workers protest in Dublin<p>Date Released: 01 June 2016<p>Airport workers from around the world protested outside the annual general …