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British unions discuss strategy
LONDON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- British union leaders met Friday to discuss their strategy against government budget cuts and announced plans for a large rally March 26 in London.

Steinberg meets Chinese officials
BEIJING, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Chinese and U.S. officials met in Beijing Friday -- a week after their presidents' summit -- for follow-up work on relations between the countries.

Violent protests continue to grip Egypt
CAIRO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Protests troubled Egypt for a third day as organizers called for street demonstrations to honor those killed and arrested, officials said.

Goodell says he'll cut his salary to $1
NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has told team owners he'll cut his salary to $1 if there's a work stoppage, the NFL Network reported Wednesday.

U.S. Air Force to quadruple solar use
NEW PALTZ, N.Y., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force, the No. 1 government buyer of renewable energy, plans to quadruple its on-base solar-energy use in four years, an Air Force official said.

Unions: Trade deals can threaten jobs
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Organized labor Tuesday said it was behind President Barack Obama's proposals on U.S. economic competitiveness, but only if they benefit working Americans.

Obama challenges Congress to work together
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama called on Republicans and Democrats to unite to revitalize the economy, unleash research and technology and respect education.

Google gears up for 6,000 hires
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. technology giant Google said Tuesday it will hire more workers in 2011 than it has ever hired in one year.

Insurers mine social networks for fraud
CHICAGO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Insurance companies are using Facebook and other social networking sites to find evidence of fraud, although experts say they are cautious.

Report: S. Korea wants nuclear talks
SEOUL, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- South Korea will ask North Korea for resumption of the six-nation denuclearization talks as the two sides agreed to hold military talks, an official said.

Researcher: Job growth strategies wrong
EAST LANSING, Mich., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The job-creation mantra in some U.S. cities -- "If you build it, they will come" -- may not work, a researcher says, and may in fact be completely backwards.

China keeps paychecks coming in Michigan
SAGINAW, Mich., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Residents of Saginaw, Mich., said a paycheck is a paycheck, even if it originates in Beijing.

Obama: U.S. can 'out-compete' all others
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said Saturday the United States can "out-compete any other nation on Earth" by being the world leader in innovation.

U.N. report: Women lag in ag job benefits
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Women still lag behind men in reaping benefits from agriculture employment in rural areas, three U.N. agencies said in a report released in New York.

China asked to pressure N. Korea more
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Washington's warning to redeploy its forces in Asia convinced China to put more pressure on North Korea, a source told The New York Times.

House GOP seeks healthcare law alternative
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. House resolved 273-175 Thursday that committees should begin work on replacing the healthcare law, with 14 Democrats joining Republicans in support.

Boeing to reduce workforce by 1,100 by '12
CHICAGO, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Boeing, as part of its retrenchment announced in 2009, Thursday confirmed 900 of its 1,100 job cuts will be at its Long Beach, Calif., plant.

Boeing announces layoffs in So. Calif.
LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Almost one-quarter of the workers at a Southern California plant making C-17 cargo planes are being laid off, Boeing Co. announced late Wednesday.

Players warn Congress of NFL lockout
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- NFL playersm fearing a possible lockout next seasonm took their case to U.S. lawmakers in Washington Wednesday and warned of economic consequences.

Healthcare repeal passes House
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday unanimously passed a bill to repeal healthcare reform legislation enacted during the last Congress.

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