IKEA announces generous parental leave policy for all workers

Only 12 percent of private-sector workers in the United States have access to paid parental leave through their employers. The scope of IKEA's plan, and its availability to lower-wage hourly workers, is especially rare.

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Might the car you drive be driving up your car insurance rates?

To the insurance companies, pricing is all about risk. So if you drive a luxury sports car, you are probably going to pay more than someone who drives a Toyota Camry.

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Italy’s youngest ever premier felled by discontented youth

By Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - Twenty-year-old Francesco Incorvaia, a sociology student from Rome, was just the kind of voter Matteo Renzi had spent years trying to win over. Italy's youngest ever prime minister had changed labor laws in a bid to reduce one of Europe's highest youth unemployment rates, handed cash to low earners and proposed constitutional amendments to streamline lawmaking and boost an ailing economy. ...
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Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico to invest $1.3 billion in Mexico

A person walks outside a Wal-Mart store in Mexico CityMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico will invest $1.3 billion in logistics in Latin America's No.2 economy, the company said on Wednesday, a show of confidence in Mexico at a time of uncertainty after the election of Donald Trump.


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Doctors as taxi drivers: Untapped immigrant talent costs U.S. billions: research

Nearly 2 million immigrants with college degrees in the United States are out of work or in low-skilled jobs at a cost of billions of dollars in tax revenue every year, researchers said on Wednesday calling for "smarter" immigration policy. In a report Washington DC-based thinktank Migration Policy Institute (MPI) said college-educated immigrants employed in low-skilled jobs miss out on more than $39 billion in wages. As a result, government loses out on more than $10 billion in taxes it would have otherwise collected, according to the report which MPI says offers the first-ever estimates of the economic costs of "brain waste".
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Automation doesn’t always kill jobs. Sometimes, it adds them.

Automation has taken away millions of American jobs. But the booming aerospace industry shows how the story about automation is nuanced. 

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