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Brazil unemployment rises to 11.9% in most recent quarter; President Michel Temer says numbers will turn around in 2nd half of 2017 - AP

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US economic indicators

US weekly jobless claims decline by 10,000 to 265,000 - Bloomberg

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Turkey's Labor Minister Müezzinoğlu announces net monthly minimum wage for 2017 as 1,404 Turkish Lira ($397) - @DailySabah

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Donald Trump

Sprint releases statement confirming President-elect Trump's claim to bring 5,000 jobs to US - KCTV

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2016 US elections

President-elect Trump: Sprint will bring back 5,000 jobs to the United States - KCTV5

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Dayton, OH, US

#BREAKING UPDATE: RTA Leadership speaks regarding strike https://t.co/BDw0Rr0T86 https://t.co/SswgQYiHF6 - @whiotv


Dayton, OH, US

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority union submits intent to strike on Jan. 9, 2017 - WHIO



Nigeria removes 50,000 'ghost workers' from state payrolls - eNCA

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Trump appointments and nominations

US Labor Secretary Tom Perez says Donald Trump transition probes are 'illegal' - CBS News

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Canadian unions suspend Phoenix court challenge in exchange for inside information on payroll fiasco - Ottawa Citizen

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Kenyan government will not pay December salary to doctors on strike in the capital of Nairobi - @NationBreaking

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Russian plane crashes near Sochi, Dec. 25, 2016

Russian labor ministry says families of the victims of Sochi plane crash will receive insurance payments - Sputnik

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Brazil political crisis 2015-16

Brazilian President Michel Temer says in Christmas address that 2017 will be the year country overcomes crisis, recovers jobs - G1

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Source: NBA players have ratified the collective bargaining agreement, making the deal between the league and NBPA official - @JeffZillgitt

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UK train strikes 2016 - 2017

Union confirms 3-day strike of workers on UK's Southern Railway will go ahead starting Dec. 31 - PA

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South Korea

Unionized pilots at South Korea's largest flag carrier Korean Air continues 10-day strike to demand better pay, working conditions - Yonhap News

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Donald Trump

Report: Businesses associated with President-elect Trump have sought to hire more than 500 immigrant workers since 2013, Washington Post reports

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British Airways

Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended, says union - Press Association

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Anonymous Google product manager files lawsuit alleging the company unlawfully censors employees by imposing sweeping confidentiality policies - Wall Street Journal

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United States

Applications for US unemployment benefits jumped 21,000 last week to 275,000 - AP

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