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Group of Boeing workers vote for 'micro-union' at South Carolina plant

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – A small group of workers at Boeing Co’s South Carolina jetliner factory voted on Thursday to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, labor regulators announced on Thursday.Last week Boeing unsuccessfully challenged the vote calling the proposed bargaining unit of about 170 employees “an artificially gerrymandered sub-set of employees.”

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Why More Retirees Are Waiting to Claim Social Security

Retirees are waiting longer to claim their Social Security benefits, reports Mark Miller of Reuters, with the number of early claimants dropping dramatically in recent years: “As recently as 2004, half of all men and 55 percent of women filed at age 62. Americans are becoming better informed about the financial disadvantages of claiming Social Security early, Miller says. Workers with 401(k) plans, on the other hand, are motivated to keep working and saving, assuming they are healthy enough to do so, increasing the size of their monthly Social Security checks once they do finally retire. …read more […]

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U.S. hits allies with tariffs as risk of trade war rises

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday said it will impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, reigniting investor fears of a global trade war as Washington’s allies took steps to retaliate against U.S. goods. The move, announced by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a telephone briefing on Thursday, ended months of uncertainty about potential tariff exemptions and suggested a hardening of the Trump administration’s approach to trade negotiations. …read more […]

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Comic Samantha Bee apologizes to Ivanka Trump for slur

Samantha Bee apologized to Ivanka Trump and viewers on Thursday for using an obscenity to describe her on a segment of her TBS comedy show. Bee said her language was “inappropriate and inexcusable. Bee called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c—” toward the end of a segment about President Trump’s immigration policies on her show, “Full Frontal,” on Wednesday. …read more […]