US unemployment claims hold steady near 4-decade low

US unemployment claims hold steady near 4-decade low

Agence France-Presse New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits held steady last week, close to a four-decade low as the jobs market firms, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Initial jobless claims, an indicator of the pace of layoffs, totaled 276,000 in the week ending November 7, the same as the previous week. New filings remain low

Calif. college dean resigns after protests over email about students who didn’t fit school ‘mold’

Calif. college dean resigns after protests over email about students who didn’t fit school ‘mold’

Los Angeles Times

Claremont McKenna dean resigns after students protest campus racial bias

LOS ANGELES — Student protests roiled college campuses Thursday, when Claremont McKenna College’s dean of students resigned under pressure over racial tensions and protesters at more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide demanded the cancellation of student debt. Dean Mary Spellman at Claremont McKenna stepped down after she sparked a campus protest and hunger strikes by…

General Motors to begin selling Chinese-made cars in US in 2016: report

General Motors to begin selling Chinese-made cars in US in 2016: report

Agence France-Presse General Motors plans to sell Chinese-made cars in the United States beginning early next year, a first for a major automaker, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. GM, the top US automaker, will introduce the Buick Envision, a midsize sport-utility vehicle made in Shandong province, the Journal said, citing unidentified people familiar with

Apple apologizes after employee kicks black shoppers out because they ‘might steal something’

Apple apologizes after employee kicks black shoppers out because they ‘might steal something’

Melissa Davey, The Guardian The Maribyrnong College students uploaded video of the incident to Facebook and some people accused the Melbourne store of racially profiling its customers Apple has apologized after a staff member at one of its Victorian stores kicked out a group of black students over fears they “might steal something”. The company

Obama rips Trump’s mass-deportation plan: Where does he think he’s going to get the money?

Obama rips Trump’s mass-deportation plan: Where does he think he’s going to get the money?

Reuters President Barack Obama said on Thursday Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plan for mass deportation of undocumented immigrants is unrealistic. “The notion that we’re gonna deport 11, 12 million people from this country – first of all, I have no idea where Mr. Trump thinks the money’s gonna come from. It would cost us

College students around US march to demand tuition-free education and protest loan debt

College students around US march to demand tuition-free education and protest loan debt

Reuters Students held demonstrations on university campuses across the United States on Thursday to protest ballooning student loan debt for higher education and rally for tuition-free public colleges. The demonstrations, dubbed the Million Student March, were planned just two days after thousands of fast-food workers took to the streets in a nationwide day of action