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  • 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.

  • Red Wings want local contractors to work on arena

    DETROIT (AP) — The owners of the Detroit Red Wings want local contractors to build the hockey team's new arena. To that end, Olympia Development of Michigan is inviting state-based construction firms and suppliers to attend a meeting it's hosting in Detroit. The Michigan Made, Detroit Built...

  • About that raise... US execs feeling tight-fisted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The corporate executives who decide whether U.S. workers get meaningful raises have looked at the broader economy and have a message: Don't expect a pay increase anytime soon. And if you're counting on a full-time job offer in the future, your prospects may be dimming. That's...

  • Back to bad schools

    The world children are being prepared for in school is fundamentally different from the one that awaits them after graduation.

  • Obama shifts rhetoric away from inequality

    In recent speeches, such as one given to labor unions on Labor Day, the president hasn't used the word "inequality."

  • Reno transit workers, company reach tentative deal

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno-area public bus system workers and their employer have reached a tentative contract agreement. The Regional Transportation Commission announced the development in a news release Friday, saying it ensures there will be no service disruptions for riders. The RTC says...

  • Kroger to add 1,200 jobs in southwest Ohio area

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Kroger Co. is expected to hire as many as 1,200 people in southwest Ohio as part of a push to add 20,000 employees nationwide. The Cincinnati-based grocer has announced it will increase its employee base in the Cincinnati-Dayton region by 8 percent. A company spokeswoman...

  • Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. They say the costs from the incident and resulting loss of organic certification on...

  • California in tussle over record utility fine

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands to gain $950 million to spend...

  • Quinn wants new review of IDOT hiring

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he'll ask the Illinois Department of Transportation's secretary for a new review of hiring connected to a position that's been the subject of an investigative report and federal lawsuit. The state's Office of the Executive Inspector General...

  • Tech cos. appeal rejection of jobs settlement

    NEW YORK (AP) — Four tech companies including Apple and Google are appealing a judge's rejection of a $324.5 million settlement for a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 60,000 high-tech workers. The lawsuit alleged that Google and Apple conspired with the other technology companies to...

  • US job growth drops to 142K, slowest in 8 months

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprising drop in hiring and in the number of people seeking work in August sent a reminder that the U.S. economic recovery is still prone to temporary slowdowns. Employers added just 142,000 jobs last month, well below the 212,000 average of the previous 12 months. The...

  • Davis wants $10 minimum wage amid 'Texas Miracle'

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — National protests over higher wages for fast-food workers spilled into the Texas governor's race Friday when Democrat Wendy Davis maintained support of raising the minimum wage to $10. That's less than the $15 an hour that labor organizers are demanding for workers at...



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