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  • D.C. workers collect unemployment payments while on city payroll, IG finds

    The DC Department of Employment Services cannot show it has done much to ensure city employees stop collecting unemployment insurance payments once they get hired, according to a report issued Tuesday.

  • Astorino talks taxes; Cuomo gets Rockefeller nod

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bid for a second term bagged an endorsement from a Rockefeller Republican on Wednesday as Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino touted his plan to reduce taxes. Cuomo's campaign released an advertisement featuring the endorsement of Larry...

  • Class action filed against Digicon Corporation for allegedly violating labor laws

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland woman is suing Digicon Corporation for allegedly violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. Jacqueline R. Thompson brought her individual action against Digicon to redress its violation of its statutory obligation to pay her overtime compensation, in...

  • 3.6 million have lost unemployment insurance, Democrats say

    More than 3.6 million people have lost unemployment insurance benefits through September, according to a new report from House Democrats who want to renew the insurance program that Congress let expire in December.

  • Obama to visit black-owned Indiana steel supplier

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — President Barack Obama's visit to southwestern Indiana will include a stop at a minority-owned steel processor to discuss steps his administration has taken to help in restore the economy, the White House said Tuesday. Obama will visit Millennium Steel Service LLC near...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Booker-Bell Really a 5-Point Race

    The new Quinnipiac poll of the New Jersey Senate contest shows Jeff Bell only 11 points down to Cory Booker, 51 to 40 percent, among likely voters. It goes without saying that a race can move a...

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  • Ancient to Modern

    “Chemistry and Physics Get Million from Loeb,” blared the Har vard Crimson headline. “Funds will modernize laboratory facilities and establish chemistry chairs.” The donor: scientist Morris...

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  • 60 Percent of Voters Want Obamacare to Be Repealed

    A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare.  A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed and replaced with a conservative...

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