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Amazon workers stage strike on Black Friday

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Workers at Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike for better pay on Black Friday, one of the busiest days of the year for the online retailerByThe Associated PressNovember 29, 2019, 10:15 AM1 min read Workers at Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike for better pay on Black Friday, one of the busiest days of the year for the online retailer. Union ver.di said Friday that the walkouts began overnight at six distribution centers across the country, with some due to last until Tuesday. Union representative Orhan Akman said Amazon staff want to send a signal that their work can’t be bought with the kind of extreme discounts Amazon offers around this time of the year. Akman also accused the company of putting “extreme pressure” on staff that’s causing som
With da Silva free, Brazil’s Workers’ Party seeks strategy

With da Silva free, Brazil’s Workers’ Party seeks strategy

World
As Brazil’s largest party gathers to plan the future, a figure that has dominated its past looms ever larger: Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da SilvaBy MAURICIO SAVARESE and DIANE JEANTET Associated PressNovember 22, 2019, 10:00 PM5 min read As Brazil’s largest leftist party gathers to plan the future, a figure that has dominated its past looms ever larger. Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is the unquestioned star of the party conference starting Friday in Sao Paulo, and many still think he could be the party’s standard-bearer once again in 2022 — when he’ll be a 77-year-old cancer survivor who is currently barred from seeking office due to a corruption conviction. Da Silva, who governed Brazil between 2003 and 2010, is fresh out of jail after 19 months in a cell — albeit only
These 5 money habits put young workers on track for retirement

These 5 money habits put young workers on track for retirement

Finance
Jose Luis Pelaez Inc | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesYes, you can max out your 401(k) plan at work, go on vacation and enjoy your Netflix, too.Close to half of the so-called "super-savers" polled by Principal Financial Group said they not only saved aggressively their retirement plan at work, but they also still maintained their Netflix or Hulu subscription services.The company polled 1,116 participants in its 401(k) plans between May and June of this year.These individuals either came close to maxing out their 401(k) in 2018 — they contributed $ 18,500, plus a catch-up contribution of $ 6,000 if age 50 and up — or they saved at least 15% of their salary in their plan.In 2019, you can save $ 19,000 in your 401(k) plan, plus $ 6,000 if you're over 50."Little steps make a huge difference," sai