By Martin Crutsinger | 03/06/14 08:15 AM
Productivity grew at an annual rate of 1.8 percent in the October-December quarter, a slowdown from 3.5 percent productivity growth in the third quarter, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
By Martha Mendoza | 03/06/14 08:12 AM
Silicon Valley is entering a fifth year of unfettered growth. The median household income is $90,000, according to the Census Bureau. But the river of money has also driven housing costs to double in the past five years while wages for low- and middle-skilled workers are stagnant.
By Associated Press | 03/06/14 08:08 AM
Union members are seeking the removal of a southern New Jersey school superintendent who is pursuing tenure charges against a teacher who reported finding two kindergarten students engaged in sex play.
By Josh Boak | 03/06/14 07:56 AM
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the lowest level in three months as layoffs remain at pre-recession levels.
03/05/14 08:30 PM
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Mounting a show of support from like-minded governors, President Barack Obama put a spotlight Wednesday on a minimum wage push that Democrats hope will appeal to economically squeezed voters in November's midterm elections. Standing at the center of a packed college...
03/05/14 08:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The union that represents U.S. diplomats threatened Wednesday to sue the State Department unless it releases documents attesting to the qualifications of ambassadorial nominees amid a fierce debate over the credentials of several recent nominees. The American Foreign Service...
03/05/14 06:00 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped half a percentage point to 7.8 percent in the latest month reported as the number of job seekers not working fell despite an increase in the labor force, the state reported Wednesday. The state Department of...
03/05/14 04:00 AM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House of Delegates is scheduled to take up a bill to increase the state's minimum wage. The House is set to consider changes to the measure on Wednesday. It would boost the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour by 2017. A House committee made...
03/04/14 07:45 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A union representing some 200 workers at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump said Tuesday its wants to be sure employees are safe when the repository reopens after a radiation leak that exposed at least 13 people. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near...
03/04/14 09:32 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. — The director of a documentary that explored a killer whale's involvement in the death of a SeaWorld trainer says a Labor Department investigator who probed the incident didn't provide filmmakers with any confidential documents. In a statement to The Associated Press,...
By Associated Press | 03/04/14 09:03 AM
New London has raised the minimum wage for municipal employees and contractors.
By Associated Press | 03/04/14 08:25 AM
The Portland School Board has approved a new contract with the city's teachers after 10 months of negotiations that brought Oregon's largest school district close to a strike.
By Ron Todt | 03/04/14 08:22 AM
The city's distressed pension fund would get an injection of $424 million under a proposal for UIL Holdings Corp. to buy the city-owned gas utility for $1.86 billion, the mayor announced Monday.
By Michal Conger and Luke Rosiak | 03/04/14 06:24 AM
The federal government spent millions of dollars on thousands of upgraded flights for employees in 2012 and 2013, paying many times more for business and first-class seats than the same flights would have cost in coach or the government-contracted rate.
By Darlene Superville | 03/03/14 08:56 AM
Striving to show momentum on a top legislative priority, President Barack Obama is appearing next week with Northeastern governors who back his push to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and will pledge to lift the earnings of the lowest-paid workers in their states to at least the...
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