The talks that began Wednesday are the first of several scheduled rounds between now and the end of the year, when the three nations hope to conclude a deal — a very fast timetable in the world of international negotiations.
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Nearly 30 percent of King County’s union concrete drivers already have gone on strike, and the rest soon could join them.
More and more factory jobs now demand education, technical know-how or specialized skills. And many of the workers set adrift from low-tech factories lack such...
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