The job market’s ‘game of musical chairs’ may be slowing — but workers still have power, say economists

Hinterhaus Productions | Getty Images There are signs the hot job market is cooling — but workers still have bargaining power for now, according to labor economists. Job openings, a barometer of employers’ demand for workers, saw a near-record monthly decline in August. Openings fell by 1.1 million to 10.1 million, according to U.S. Department … Read more

Putin signs laws annexing 4 Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed laws on Wednesday officially recognizing the annexation of four Ukrainian regions into Russia. The laws finalize the annexation of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, which each held Russian-backed elections to join their eastern neighboring country. The “referendum” elections were conducted by Russian authorities and Russian-separatists. The elections were carried out … Read more