CUT OFF, La. - �The first thing you hear is, 'Can you cut 10 percent?' � explained Jimmy Lafont, whose towboat operation is one of the countless oil-field service companies spread across south Louisiana.
(Repeats story from Sunday - no change in text). * Jan PMI was 49.8, lowest since Sept 2012. * Poll had expected small growth, not a contraction.
In a file photo, smoke drifts away from the Shell Oil refinery in Martinez. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images). Related Tags: Labor, Labor Negotiations, Labor Union, Refinery, Shell Refinery, Strike, Union, United Steelworkers, Walkout.
Would you be willing to sing for your supper? What about do a silly dance, give a hug or blow a kiss? If so, McDonald's may just hand you your Big Mac and fries gratis, starting next week.
Federal regulators are aiming at helping cash-strapped borrowers avoid falling into a cycle of high-rate debt. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) says state laws governing the $46 billion payday lending industry often fall short, and that fuller ...