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  • Obama to visit black-owned Toyota steel supplier

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — President Barack Obama's visit to southwestern Indiana will include a stop at a minority-owned steel processor for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana. The Evansville Courier & Press reports (http://bit.ly/1rBrzgw ) Obama will visit Millennium Steel Service LLC to mark...

  • Labor poll shows trouble for King

    Conducted by AFL-CIO affiliate United Transportation Union, the poll focused primarily on whether or not voters in Iowa's 4th Congressional District want passenger rail.

  • US grants $450M to link job training to employers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden announced almost a half-billion dollars of grants Monday to community colleges working with employers on job training. Linking training to industry demand is key to the Obama administration's strategy for improving wages and reducing unemployment....

  • Air France pilots end strike after 14 days

    PARIS (AP) — Despite no deal in sight, Air France' s main pilots union on Sunday unilaterally ended a 14-day strike that grounded roughly half of the airline's flights, stranded passengers worldwide, cost tens of millions of dollars and led France's prime minister to decry a "selfish" walkout....

  • Clorox: Venezuelan seizure of plant risks safety

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S.-based Clorox Co. warns that the Venezuelan government's decision to seize the company's shuttered facilities near Caracas may pose safety risks for workers and nearby residents. Clorox, of Oakland, California, closed its production facilities this week saying it...

  • Golden Gate ferry workers strike over contract

    LARKSPUR, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of Golden Gate Ferry workers walked off the job Friday, forcing thousands of commuters to find other ways to travel between Marin County and San Francisco. The one-day strike shut down service at the Larkspur, Sausalito and San Francisco terminals. Ferry service...

  • Texas energy company to close Oklahoma City office

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Houston-based energy company plans to close its office in Oklahoma City and eliminate up to 97 full-time jobs. The Oklahoman reported (http://bit.ly/ZYci09 ) Friday that HighMount Exploration and Production LLC announced the plans in a letter to the Oklahoma Commerce...

  • Federal managers show little decision-making progress, GAO finds

    The Government Accountability Office said its analysis "found that most agencies showed no statistically significant change in use during this period" in a report made public Friday.

  • Florida speed trap town may lose its police force

    WALDO, Fla. (AP) — A tiny north Florida town known as a speed trap may lose its police department. Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell tells The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/ZXvJGy ) that her office will not extend a contract with the town of Waldo to provide a temporary police commander....

  • Williams-Sonoma adding 900 jobs in Miss.

    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) — Williams-Sonoma Inc. is adding 900 jobs in an expansion of its distribution center in northwest Mississippi. The announcement came Friday during a ceremony at the plant in Olive Branch, Mississippi, attended by Gov. Phil Bryant and officials with Williams-Sonoma. The...

  • 'A' is for agitation: What's really going on in Jefferson County schools

    The manufactured controversy over a proposed curriculum review in the Jefferson County, Colo., school system is generating national headlines. But the fight is not about "censorship." The real issue is union control.

  • Conn.: Below-minimum wage paid at Mystic Pizza

    WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Department of Labor has ordered Mystic Pizza, made famous by the 1988 Julia Roberts movie of the same name, to pay 110 employees more than $105,000 in wages for being paid less than minimum wage or not receiving overtime pay. State investigators...

  • The ability to walk away is key to empowerment

    Politicians like to talk about empowering the middle class or other segments of the voting population, but they're typically a little fuzzy on what empowerment really means. That makes sense when you consider that elections are essentially about politicians asking to get power rather than share...

  • Freight logistics firm adding 50 Louisville jobs

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A company that handles freight logistics is expanding in Louisville and plans to add up to 50 new jobs. Total Quality Logistics is the nation's second-largest freight brokerage firms. The Cincinnati-based company is investing $800,000 to move to a new office space on...

  • USDA details new risk-based farm payment programs

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers can start as early as next week on signing up for new safety net programs that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said replaces the much-criticized direct payments with government payouts based on the risks farmers face. Vilsack traveled to St. Paul,...



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