- Johnson Controls may lay off up to 197 employees Updated: Aug-29-15 3:28 pm
GLENDALE, Wisconsin - Wisconsin-based Johnson Controls Inc. plans to suspend work on a major information technology project, a move that could mean up to nearly 200 layoffs in its West Allis office.
- DSS director: Vulnerable adults receive little attention Updated: Aug-29-15 10:40 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The task of protecting South Carolina's elderly and disabled adults has become an "afterthought" at the Department of Social Services, its director told a Senate panel.
- Marshall professor making anti-discrimination film Updated: Aug-29-15 9:41 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - When Syrian immigrant George Rashid traveled to the United States in 1901, he arrived envisioning a life of prosperity and limitless opportunity.
- Calm on Wall Street: A turbulent week ends on a placid note Updated: Aug-28-15 7:04 pm
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- Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce Updated: Aug-28-15 5:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.
- Richmond-based International Mission Board to cut jobs Updated: Aug-28-15 5:11 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The International Mission Board, the Richmond-based missionary agency of the Southern Baptist Convention, has revealed that it will reduce its staff in the U.S. and abroad by about 15 percent.
- Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking Updated: Aug-28-15 4:19 pm
NEW YORK - The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members.
- School employee harassed by co-worker sues Portland district Updated: Aug-28-15 3:13 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland Public Schools employee who was harassed by a co-worker seeks $650,000 in a lawsuit against the district.
- State may approve up to $15-hour wages for home-care workers Updated: Aug-28-15 2:14 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Home-care workers and the state will likely approve a contract that makes $15-per-hour wages possible.
- US consumer spending up moderate 0.3 percent in July Updated: Aug-28-15 9:19 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers increased their spending moderately in July, as wages and salaries made their biggest jump in eight months.
- Ex-news director says shooter was 'professional victim' Updated: Aug-28-15 8:02 am
HONOLULU - The former news director of a Virginia television station says the fired employee who shot two ex-colleagues on live television had a long history of being a "professional victim."
- New plant, industry, jobs announced for Hancock County Updated: Aug-28-15 7:59 am
BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi - DAK Americas, a company that already operates the largest plastic-resin manufacturer in North America at Port Bienville Industrial Park in Hancock County, has announced a new manufacturing plant at the site that will produce 230 million pounds of polyester staple fibers a year.
- Arizona pension fund for police gets new top executive Updated: Aug-28-15 6:18 am
PHOENIX - Arizona's pension fund for public safety workers has a new chief administrator to oversee the multi-billion dollar plan's investment portfolio.
- Hardwood molding company creating 90 jobs in Somerset Updated: Aug-28-15 4:06 am
SOMERSET, Kentucky - A hardwood molding company is expanding to Somerset, creating 90 jobs with a $2.6 million investment.
- California lawmakers approve equal pay protections for women Updated: Aug-27-15 6:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's state Assembly on Thursday approved legislation aimed at closing the wage gap between women and men through what proponents describe as the strongest equal pay protection in the nation.
- Judge blocks union from beaming messages onto Icahn casinos Updated: Aug-27-15 5:59 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A New Jersey judge on Thursday banned an Atlantic City union from using a light projector to beam critical messages onto the exterior walls of casinos owned or about to be owned by billionaire Carl Icahn.
- Freeport-McMoRan cuts more spending; Icahn discloses stake Updated: Aug-27-15 5:43 pm
PHOENIX - Activist investor Carl Icahn said late Thursday that he has taken an 8.5-percent stake in Freeport-McMoRan, just hours after the mining company announced cost cuts and lower spending in response to declining copper prices and soft economic conditions worldwide.
- New Missouri court fines, sex ed laws set to take effect Updated: Aug-27-15 5:15 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Numerous new Missouri laws are set to take effect Friday, ranging from legislation addressing concerns about court fines raised after the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson to child-proof packaging for liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.
- Dole Food CEO, former top exec ordered to pay $148M Updated: Aug-27-15 4:40 pm
DOVER, Delaware - A Delaware judge on Thursday ordered 92-year-old Dole Food CEO David Murdock and a former top lieutenant to pay $148 million in damages for misleading directors and shareholders in a deal that took the company private in 2013.
- Worker awarded $586,860 in religious discrimination suit Updated: Aug-27-15 12:41 pm
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia - A judge has awarded more than $586,000 in pay and benefits to a retired CONSOL Energy worker who had accused the company of religious discrimination.
- W.Va. regulators cite 2 companies in fatal mine accidents Updated: Aug-27-15 12:13 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Two companies have been cited by West Virginia regulators for alleged violations found during investigations of separate fatal mine accidents.
- Egypt replaces EgyptAir chairman after heavy losses Updated: Aug-27-15 11:48 am
CAIRO - Egypt's civil aviation minister says he is replacing EgyptAir's chairman in a bid to return the company to profitability, after it accumulated over a billion dollars in losses since the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
- Union, Mitsubishi negotiate in hopes of plant being bought Updated: Aug-27-15 10:12 am
NORMAL, Illinois - Union officials say they're pursuing contract negotiations with Mitsubishi even though the automaker plans to shut down its central Illinois plant.
- Kansas plans state's first public summit on drones Updated: Aug-27-15 7:17 am
WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas officials are planning a public summit on drones this fall.
- CenturyLink lays off 150 Colorado workers Updated: Aug-27-15 5:23 am
DENVER - CenturyLink has laid off about 150 workers in Colorado as part of a company-wide effort to manage expenses.