Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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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.
NEW YORK (AP) - It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday.
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.
Mike Cavanagh, one of the nation's top banking executives at JPMorgan Chase and now Comcast Corp.'s new chief financial officer, says the Philadelphia company's biggest "enemy" is complacency, hoping that consumer trends won't change and that Comcast remains the big cable company.
TORONTO (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people signed up for infidelity website Ashley Madison in the last week, parent company Avid Life Media...
Airline passengers flying into Philadelphia the week before Pope Francis' visit will be able to purchase a regular fare ticket on the SEPTA's Regional Rail Airport Line to go from Philadelphia International Airport to Center City.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The manager of the company responsible for operating Atlantic City's boardwalk tram cars is blaming city officials for his financial woes.
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ATLANTIC CITY - The casino industry in Atlantic City says Gov. Christie's delay in signing a financial assistance package could hurt the city's taxpayers.
NEW YORK - August was a brutal month for investors. Fears about a slowdown in China's economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates pushed stocks sharply lower this month. While the market recovered much of the ground it lost, the Standard & Poor's 500 index still finished August down 6.3 percent, its worst showing since May 2012.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. sees a green light at the intersection of low oil prices and record driving. In its most significant energy investment in two years, Berkshire has amassed a $4.5 billion stake in Phillips 66, making it the biggest shareholder in the largest U.S. oil refiner. Berkshire owns almost 58 million shares in Phillips 66, more than 10 perc
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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