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  • 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...

  • Arbitration issue coming into focus for employers in West Virginia, attorney says

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – A series of recent West Virginia Supreme Court decisions confirms that if employers carefully draft arbitration agreements that comply with the court’s case law, they will likely be enforced, according to Joseph Leonoro, a labor and employment lawyer in...

  • Monroe hospital plans to cut 300 jobs

    MONROE, La. (AP) — St. Francis Medical Center, one of Ouachita Parish's largest private employers, plans to cut about 300 jobs before the end of the year. In a statement from the hospital on Tuesday, St. Francis said it would offer about 300 employees a voluntary workforce adjustment...

  • Gulfstream to build paint facility, add 100 jobs

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Gulfstream Aerospace plans to build a $33 million paint facility near the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in an expansion that's expected to add at least 100 jobs. The company announced the plan on Tuesday. The Savannah Morning News reports...

  • Lufthansa cancels 140 flights in pilots' strike

    BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa has canceled 140 flights after pilots walked off the job at Munich airport — their fourth strike in five months in a dispute that has cost Germany's largest airline tens of millions of euros (dollars). The dpa news agency reports that Lufthansa says Wednesday's...

  • 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.



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