Friday, September 4, 2015

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The Street: "Don't talk about what other people are making. That has never worked. Along those same lines, don't threaten to leave if you don't get a raise, because your boss might show you the door.
A National Labor Relations Board ruling that modified the definition of an employer could hurt small businesses including franchises and subcontractors, according to industry groups that advocate for those companies.
Aug 26 (Reuters) - Apparel retailer Gap Inc said it would end on-call shifts at all of its stores and improve scheduling policies to provide employees...
New Jersey politicians are accusing local labor leaders of bullying a state Assemblyman at Bart Blatstein's entertainment venue, "The Playground". According...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. businessman Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, on Thursday said he would not back a higher minimum...
The Street: Looking at the monthly government jobs data can leave you with a lot of guesswork and a nagging doubt that the new positions might all have been minimum wage. On top of that, there's the worry that the first set of figures will be dramatically reduced later. It can give you that sinking feeling similar to playing a distressing game of "Snakes and Ladders," when you slide all the way back down the board.
The Street: A lot of personal happiness has to do with work, and, boy, does it seem tough to love what you do -- even beyond the employment prison the New York Times presented this weekend in its Amazon bombshell.
The Street: Despite being laid off as a 22-year-old when the financial crisis hit, Matt Brunmeier has worked his way into a good place as a software developer for Servicepower in Southern California. The now 29-year-old Brunmeier, however, hopes more still lies ahead.
The Street: Though General Motors hasn't confirmed its intentions, the automaker isn't ruling out widespread reports that it is considering importing a Buick compact crossover model it manufactures in China.
The Street: For you job seekers or prospective parents out there who value paid parental leave the most, here are the seven most generous policies in America.
Better paid leave for new parents is long overdue in the United States, and executives must lead by example to persuade hard-working, vacation-averse Americans to take advantage of such a benefit, family and employment experts said on Monday.
The Street: "It's going to be ugly," said Charles Elson, director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and a professor at the University of Delaware.
A 4-year-old boy befriended workers at a construction site. None of them could know that the encounter would have such a profound impact.
The Street: Holidays always present an opportunity for criminals, whether they are planning to break into your house or apartment or hack into your accounts. Don’t let your guard down simply because you are not in the office. Burglars and cybercriminals are both taking advantage of the situation.
GOBankingRates: Google, a recent subsidiary of the newly-formed Alphabet, is a global phenomenon. Since Google was created in 1998, the search engine has changed the internet landscape and become a household name — and verb. Web users worldwide make an estimated 3.5 billion searches every day on Google, roughly 1.2 trillion searches every year. Here’s a look at 10 lesser-known facts about Google and the billions of dollars behind the company.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department says it is looking into documents that show that an egg industry organization under government oversight tried to harm sales of an imitation mayonnaise.
Center City's unionized office cleaners, maintenance workers, and other building-service staffers say they want to share in the benefits of an improving commercial real estate sector as they begin negotiations on a new labor contract.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - A Dunkin' Donuts shop in Maine is offering free coffee for life to the federal judge who lifted New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension.
By Todd Spangler LOS ANGELES ( - Verizon Wireless is making live-streaming NFL games available for no extra charge to all smartphone users...
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A former Tesla Motors engineer has been charged in federal court with felony computer intrusion for allegedly accessing his...
The Street: Corporate America stands to save trillions of dollars by pushing workers and retirees off company-sponsored health plans onto less costly insurance exchanges, and household names from General Electric to IBM and Wal-Mart Stores are on the cutting edge of the shift.
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