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March 03, 2015

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Mar. 3, 1915: Congress approves the Seamen’s Act, providing the merchant marine with rights similar to those gained by factory workers. Action on the law was prompted by the sinking of the Titanic three years earlier. Among other gains: working hours were limited to 56 per week; guaranteed minimum standards of cleanliness and safety were put in place.
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Companies Profit Without Hiring More Workers
Updated On: Mar 06, 2013
Mar. 5, 2013 | ECONOMY | Even as corporations are making record profits, millions of Americans remain out of work and the economy is growing slowly. Experts say that economic policies have made it easier for corporations to profit, but that those gains have not translated to more jobs. The sequestration cuts could lead to about 700,000 in job losses, even though it is not expected to impact the stock market. Companies also say that the increase in productivity has made it possible for them not to hire new workers, and in some cases have even laid off more employees. Read more here.
 
 
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