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  • Ex-teachers' union treasurer admits stealing $100K

    GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A former treasurer for a suburban Albany teachers' union has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from the organization. Local media report that 39-year-old Brenda McClaine entered her plea Tuesday in Albany County Court, where she had been charged earlier this...

  • US job openings stay near 13-year high; hiring up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing. The tally of available jobs ticked down 2,000 to 4.673...

  • Expansion of Panama Canal expected to open in 2016

    MADRID (AP) — Panama's president says the major expansion of the Panama Canal will be completed in time to open for business in the beginning of 2016. The project is expected to be finished in December 2015, and President Juan Carlos Varela says it will open early the following year, despite...

  • Mob rule economics aren't democracy

    The latest examples are the mobs in the streets in cities across the country, demanding that employers pay a minimum wage of $15 an hour, or else that the government makes them do so by law.

  • Business owners: NLRB's McDonald's decision will ruin franchise model

    Does the person who flips your fast-food burgers work for the guy who owns the restaurant or the corporation that the restaurant is a franchise of?

  • Job openings have spiked this year, but hiring lags

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning that the number of job openings held steady in July at just under 4.7 million.

  • Oklahoma lawmaker proposes to raise subminimum wage

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An Oklahoma City lawmaker plans to file legislation next year to raise the subminimum wage for some service-sector employees. Democratic Rep. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Red Wings want local contractors to work on arena

    DETROIT (AP) — The owners of the Detroit Red Wings want local contractors to build the hockey team's new arena. To that end, Olympia Development of Michigan is inviting state-based construction firms and suppliers to attend a meeting it's hosting in Detroit. The Michigan Made, Detroit Built...

  • About that raise... US execs feeling tight-fisted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The corporate executives who decide whether U.S. workers get meaningful raises have looked at the broader economy and have a message: Don't expect a pay increase anytime soon. And if you're counting on a full-time job offer in the future, your prospects may be dimming. That's...

  • Back to bad schools

    The world children are being prepared for in school is fundamentally different from the one that awaits them after graduation.

  • Obama shifts rhetoric away from inequality

    In recent speeches, such as one given to labor unions on Labor Day, the president hasn't used the word "inequality."

  • Reno transit workers, company reach tentative deal

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno-area public bus system workers and their employer have reached a tentative contract agreement. The Regional Transportation Commission announced the development in a news release Friday, saying it ensures there will be no service disruptions for riders. The RTC says...

  • Kroger to add 1,200 jobs in southwest Ohio area

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Kroger Co. is expected to hire as many as 1,200 people in southwest Ohio as part of a push to add 20,000 employees nationwide. The Cincinnati-based grocer has announced it will increase its employee base in the Cincinnati-Dayton region by 8 percent. A company spokeswoman...

  • Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. They say the costs from the incident and resulting loss of organic certification on...

  • California in tussle over record utility fine

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands to gain $950 million to spend...

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