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  • Mediation fails to settle Galesburg teacher strike

    GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — Thousands of students are staying home again in Galesburg as a weekend mediation session between a teachers union and the board of education failed to result in a contract agreement. The (Galesburg) Register-Mail (http://bit.ly/1tB5sHM ) reports that a mediation session...

  • No deal yet in Market Basket feud

    TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — The family feud that has brought the Market Basket supermarket chain to its knees may be nearing its end. Ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas has reportedly made a $1.5 billion offer to buy out the part of the company controlled by his rival cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas, and his...

  • Seed company sued by migrant workers in Michigan

    CASSOPOLIS, Mich. (AP) — A major seed company is being sued by 32 migrant farm workers and seven of their children over the workers' claims that they were underpaid and experienced unsafe conditions and poor housing while removing tassels from corn in southwestern Michigan. The workers are...

  • Layoffs raise new issues in state hiring dispute

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's unexpected move to deal with a scathing report about political hiring in his administration will not put the jobs scandal to rest as he mounts a difficult campaign for re-election. Quinn aides announced last week that the state Department of...

  • Zogby Report Card: 'Very bad form' playing golf after ISIS beheading

    President Obama dropped a grade by rushing back to vacation to play golf after a statement on the ISIS beheading of an American journalist. "Very bad form," said pollster John Zogby.

  • Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant

    MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand. The Moline, Illinois, company said Friday that the latest round of layoffs will be effective October 20. Deere said last...

  • Janet Yellen's calculation of when to end the Federal Reserve's stimulus is changing

    The Fed chairwoman, speaking Friday at a conference of top central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo., acknowledged that the Fed is nearing a tipping point in its calculation between tightening monetary policy at the risk of creating more unemployment and keeping money too loose for too long.

  • Larose oilfield manufacturer to add 150 jobs

    LAROSE, La. (AP) — Danos, a Larose-based oilfield service company, plans to create 150 jobs by opening a new fabrication yard in Amelia. The family-owned company, which builds a variety of structures and equipment used in offshore oil and gas drilling and production, plans to open the...

  • Labor Department bans transgender discrimination in federal contracting

    On Tuesday, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued a directive to "clarify that existing agency guidance on discrimination on the basis of sex under Executive Order 11246, as amended, includes discrimination on the bases of gender identity and transgender status."

  • Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week's figures were revised up...

  • Governor: Grocery chain fight at 'critical point'

    BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he was hopeful that a family fight over the Market Basket grocery store chain that has sparked an employee walkout and a customer boycott can be resolved soon. Patrick told reporters he was hoping to speak with warring cousins Arthur T. Demoulas,...

  • Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions. The opera company said rehearsals will continue and the season will open as scheduled Sept. 22 with a...

  • La. job-matching site launches

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State officials say more than 700 job seekers visited the Louisiana's new online service for matching employers' needs with workers' skills. On Monday, LouisianaJobConnection.com became available for the first time to job applicants. By that time, LJC Executive Director...

  • Met reaches deal with stagehands, lockout averted

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera has reached a deal with its stagehands and says it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions as well. The Met says it reached an agreement with the stagehands early Wednesday. It is still negotiating with eight...

  • Indiana updates job search app for iPhone

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State technology officials are hoping that their updated smartphone app will make it easier for people seeking work with the state. The Indiana Office of Technology announced Tuesday it was releasing a new version of the app for iPhones and iPads that would make it easier to...



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