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Striking French workers try to shut down country

PARIS — Workers tried to shut down France today with strikes affecting transportation, schools and the postal service in a showdown with President Nicolas Sarkozy over his government’s attempt to raise the retirement age by two years to save money. Hundreds of tourists visiting the Eiffel Tower were ushered away after workers there voted to join the strike, forcing the ...

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Strike at Mississippi plant impacts OMNOVA's earnings

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. of Fairlawn, Ohio, reported net income of $3.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the third quarter ended Aug. 31, 2010, compared to net income of $10.1 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009. Included in the third quarter of 2010 were non-recurring expenses totaling $6.7 million, including $3.9 million related ...

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Toyota hit by another strike in China

TOKYO — Toyota said it stopped production today at one of its main factories in China after a strike at a supplier, the latest labor action to hit a Japanese carmaker in recent weeks in the country. The company’s plant in southern Guangzhou, which represents just under half of Toyota’s total capacity in the country, was stopped for both day ...

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Work stoppages hit all-time low

In 2009, there were five major strikes and lockouts involving 1,000 or more workers, the lowest number since the major work stoppages series began in 1947, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The prior low for major work stoppages beginning in a calendar year was 14 in 2003. The five major work stoppages in 2009 idled 13,000 workers for ...

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