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Business Survey: Hiring by U.S. businesses slows sharply in April Survey: Hiring by U.S. businesses slows sharply in April
U.S. companies hired in April at the slowest pace in nearly a year and a half, a private survey found, as the strong dollar dragged down overseas sales and energy companies cut back on spending in the face of lower oil prices.
Business For some long-term unemployed, hope arises: A job audition For some long-term unemployed, hope arises: A job audition
Bill Lewis was under more pressure than most new hires when he began a job in information technology last year in Monroe, Connecticut. Jobless for a year, he had eight weeks to persuade his employer to keep him and pay his salary.
Business Europe moves to help tech companies compete with U.S. giants Europe moves to help tech companies compete with U.S. giants
The European Union has unveiled a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a hard line on abuses by dominant firms.