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  • UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote

    UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:03:31 GMT
    The United Auto Workers announced Monday it is withdrawing an appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee.
    The United Auto Workers announced Monday it is withdrawing its appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee.
  • Stocks are mixed at start of a busy earnings week

    Stocks are mixed at start of a busy earnings week

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:03:30 GMT
    U.S. stock futures are edging higher Monday as more companies report their first quarter earnings. The Standard & Poor's 500 index had its best week since July last week.
    Stocks were mixed Monday at the start of another major week for company earnings. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is coming off its best week since July as first-quarter corporate earnings begin to come in.
  • Gunmen detain 3 journalists in eastern Ukraine

    Gunmen detain 3 journalists in eastern Ukraine

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:44:23 GMT
    Three foreign journalists were temporarily detained by pro-Russia insurgents in city in eastern Ukraine.
    Three foreign journalists were temporarily detained by pro-Russia insurgents in city in eastern Ukraine.
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