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Frontline healthcare workers hold a demonstration on Labor Day 2023 outside Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center in Hollywood

A contract for 75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers expired. Historic US health care strike could start Wednesday

By Eva Rothenberg, CNN (CNN) — A coalition of eight unions representing 75,000 employees of Kaiser Permanente said late Saturday that is has not reached an agreement with the company, setting the stage for the largest healthcare strike in US history on Wednesday. The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, which has workers at hundreds of

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Residents alarmed as shoplifting incidents trigger store departures: ‘As a community we can’t allow this to continue’

By Parija Kavilanz, CNN New York (CNN) — Lou Martins is angry, frustrated, and disappointed but not surprised that the first Target store to open in Manhattan — in his New York City neighborhood — is closing in October. Target this week cited large-scale theft and safety concerns for employees and customers for its decision

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A contract for 75,000 workers is about to expire. The largest US health care strike in history could be next

By Samantha Delouya, CNN (CNN) — A labor contract for thousands of unionized health care workers across five states and Washington, DC, is set to expire on Saturday at 11:59 pm PT, potentially triggering the largest health care strike in US history. More than 75,000 health care employees who work at hundreds of Kaiser Permanente

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People shop in the produce section of a grocery store on September 12 in Los Angeles

Government shutdown, labor strikes will likely weigh on US consumers’ attitudes

By Bryan Mena, CNN Washington, DC (CNN) — Americans are taking notice of a possible government shutdown and the uncertainty of ongoing labor strikes, according to the University of Michigan’s latest consumer sentiment survey. The university’s Consumer Sentiment Index edged lower by 1.4 points in September, according to a final reading. That means US consumers

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A person pumps gas at a Shell gas station on August 3 in Austin

Gas prices heated up inflation last month, but there’s also welcome progress for the Fed

By Alicia Wallace, CNN Minneapolis (CNN) — Higher gas prices heated up overall inflation last month, but the Federal Reserve got some welcome news: Its preferred inflation gauge cooled to its lowest level in two years. The core Personal Consumption Expenditures index, a closely watched inflation measure that excludes gas and food prices, rose 3.9%

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World's top luxury group LVMH head Bernard Arnault attends the LVMH Innovation Awards on the sidelines of the Vivatech technology startups and innovation fair in Paris

French prosecutor probes billionaire Bernard Arnault over dealings with Russian businessman

By Claudia Colliva and Chris Liakos, CNN Paris (CNN) — French billionaire and LVMH owner Bernand Arnault is being investigated over his financial dealings with a Russian businessman, the Paris prosecutor’s office told CNN Friday. According to the prosecutor’s office, a preliminary probe is underway following a report by TRACFIN, a French government anti-money laundering

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The world needs cheap electric cars. That spells trouble for big carmakers

Analysis by Hanna Ziady, CNN London (CNN) — In 1913, Henry Ford’s moving assembly line transformed carmaking. Ford’s groundbreaking innovation drastically reduced the time it took to assemble a car, enabling mass production and slashing vehicle prices. More than a century later, carmaking is undergoing a similarly seismic shift. Only this time, Ford Motor Company

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