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  • UAW says tentative agreement reached with Lear

    HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — The president of a United Auto Workers local in northwest Indiana says a tentative agreement has been reached to settle a strike at Lear Corp. plant that makes automotive seats. UAW Local President Jaime Luna says details of a tentative agreement reached Sunday would be...

  • Highland teachers may end strike

    HIGHLAND, Ill. (AP) — The school district and teachers union in southwestern Illinois' Highland School District have reached a tentative agreement after a four-day strike. Superintendent Michael Sutton said the agreement was reached Saturday evening but declined to release details until it was...

  • Slow Money invests in small food enterprises

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Consumers who want to support local food and farms now have another way in addition to buying locally produced veggies, meats and cheeses. The so-called "Slow Money" network links entrepreneurs with investors who want to support a stronger local food system. Since 2010,...

  • San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination. For years, inspectors with the San Diego Regional Airport Authority have run down their checklist for each cabbie...

  • Labor group complains about New Jersey investments

    A labor group filed an ethics complaint Friday claiming it was improper that the man who oversees investments of New Jersey's pension funds was also involved in Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign. The New Jersey AFL-CIO is asking the state Ethics Commission to look into State Investment...

  • Obama, Clinton celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton on Friday highlighted the benefits of volunteering as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program and welcomed the newest class of volunteers. "For those of you who know my story...

  • Inflation isn't Robin Hood --- or it's a confused Robin Hood

    An underappreciated aspect of inflation, in my view, is how it allows real wages to fall.

  • Home Depot faces class action over data breach

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois man has sued Home Depot Inc. after he claims a data breach at the store caused him and other class members damages. Kelsey O’Brien brought the class action against Home Depot for its failure to secure and safeguard its customers’ personal...

  • Nevada governor signs tax breaks to ink Tesla battery factory deal

    Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation late Thursday. Nevada beat out Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California for the "gigafactory," as it's known. It's projected to bring 20,000 jobs and $100 billion to the economy in 20 years.

  • A victory in the war on internships

    The trend of interns winning such lawsuits is a troubling one. Nothing could be more destructive for a valuable institution that has traditionally helped ease young, unskilled workers into the professional world.

  • Rail union rejects deal that allowed one-man crews

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A railroad union has rejected a deal with BNSF that would have allowed one-person crews on as much as 60 percent of its tracks. The Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers union voted against the contract this week, according to a notice sent to members late...

  • Applications for US unemployment rise to 315K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low. The Labor Department says that weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, the most since late June....

  • Large government out of place in a society based on small technology

    "Large" technology like steel mills, power stations and gas turbines tended to encourage large bureaucracies and large government. But "small" technology enables individuals to make personal choices.

  • California mandates sick days for workers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that will require most California employers next year to provide up to three sick days for millions of workers, a policy long-sought by labor unions and opposed by business groups. "This is the least we can do," Brown told...

  • Utah hotel settles case with immigration officials

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An upscale hotel chain has agreed to pay about $2 million to settle allegations that 43 Utah employees working in the country illegally had returned to work after they were flagged by an immigration audit and fired, according to federal authorities. The U.S. attorney's...



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