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Wide World of Work http://www.wideworldofwork.com News & Views About Employment & Careers Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:15:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 34424519 Business Gets Bigger Even as Americans Prefer Smallhttp://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/business-gets-bigger-even-as-americans-prefer-small/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:15:00 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/business-gets-bigger-even-as-americans-prefer-small/ As U.S. businesses face pressure to grow, Americans persistently report much more confidence in small business than in big business.

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Far from Winner’s Circle, Saratoga Track Workers Fear Deportationhttp://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/far-from-winners-circle-saratoga-track-workers-fear-deportation/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:48:02 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/far-from-winners-circle-saratoga-track-workers-fear-deportation/ Saratoga’s racetrack is known for pomp and pageantry, but in the gritty backstretch, Latino track workers are nervous, after local immigration arrests

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U.S. trade panel begins patent probe against Caterpillarhttp://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/u-s-trade-panel-begins-patent-probe-against-caterpillar/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:22:22 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/u-s-trade-panel-begins-patent-probe-against-caterpillar/ WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday it would begin a patent infringement probe of road milling equipment by Caterpiller and several subsidiaries after a complaint by Wirtgen America, the U.S. subsidiary of a German firm.

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Great Wall says watching Fiat Chrysler; no talks yethttp://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/great-wall-says-watching-fiat-chrysler-no-talks-yet/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:07:53 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/great-wall-says-watching-fiat-chrysler-no-talks-yet/ HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor Co Ltd reiterated its interest in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Tuesday, but said it had not held talks or signed a deal with executives at the Italian-American automaker.

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Threat of price war clouds horizon for Maersk shipping businesshttp://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/threat-of-price-war-clouds-horizon-for-maersk-shipping-business/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:05:40 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/threat-of-price-war-clouds-horizon-for-maersk-shipping-business/ COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A.P. Moller-Maersk has been fortified by the $7.5 billion sale of its oil and gas business to France's Total, but the company's main sea freight business faces the threat of a new price war in a consolidating industry.

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Brazil to sell Eletrobras control in boldest privatization yethttp://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/brazil-to-sell-eletrobras-control-in-boldest-privatization-yet/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:55:12 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/brazil-to-sell-eletrobras-control-in-boldest-privatization-yet/ SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil on Monday floated a proposal to cede control of the country's biggest power utility, Eletrobras, in the boldest privatization yet by a government struggling to close a record budget deficit, sending Eletrobras' shares soaring in after-market trading.

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Nestle, Unilever, Tyson and others team with IBM on blockchainhttp://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/nestle-unilever-tyson-and-others-team-with-ibm-on-blockchain/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:39:14 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/nestle-unilever-tyson-and-others-team-with-ibm-on-blockchain/ CHICAGO/NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Nestle SA , Unilever Plc , Tyson Foods Inc and other large food and retail companies have joined IBM's project to explore how blockchain technology can help track food supply chains and improve safety, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

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Labor Wants to Make Nafta Its Friend. Here’s the Problem.http://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/labor-wants-to-make-nafta-its-friend-heres-the-problem/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:35:35 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/labor-wants-to-make-nafta-its-friend-heres-the-problem/ The A.F.L.-C.I.O. is pushing for a living-wage clause in the trade pact, but mandating Mexico’s standard of living is unlikely to save American jobs.

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South Korea, U.S. fail to reach agreement on possible revision to FTA dealhttp://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/south-korea-u-s-fail-to-reach-agreement-on-possible-revision-to-fta-deal/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:24:22 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/south-korea-u-s-fail-to-reach-agreement-on-possible-revision-to-fta-deal/ SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean and U.S. officials failed to agree on Tuesday on how to move forward on discussions over their five-year-old free trade agreement that Washington is seeking to change to help cut its trade deficit with Asia's fourth-largest economy.

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Wall Street gains as investors pick beaten-down stockshttp://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/wall-street-gains-as-investors-pick-beaten-down-stocks/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:09:46 +0000 http://www.wideworldofwork.com/2017/08/22/wall-street-gains-as-investors-pick-beaten-down-stocks/ (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, with the Dow gaining more than 100 points, as investors went bargain hunting following a turbulent two weeks, while awaiting the annual central bankers meeting in Jackson Hole later this week.

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