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DEERE, UAW DEADLINE LOOMS

A dramatic tail-off from record profits a couple of years ago for Deere could set the stage for prolonged, and potentially contentious, labor negotiations once the current 6-year contract expires Thursday.

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VANISHING WORKERS

The unemployment rate in many Midwest cities is falling as residents move away, retire or give up on finding a job. Today’s Wall Street Journal looks at two Illinois cities – Decatur and Rockford.

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PORT STRIKE

Negotiations toward a contract for dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports are within days of a resolution, hanging on whether their union can fire arbitrators, the top executive at the Port of Long Beach said.  However, the West Coast ports will be shut down this weekend.

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LABOR FORCE

More and more Americans are outside the labor force entirely. Who are they?  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people 55 and over do, as you might expect, account for more than half the total. But the 16-to-24 share has edged higher, while the 25-to-54 share has slipped.

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