- Firm says project would provide $16.3M benefit to Arkansas Updated: May-22-15 7:10 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A defense project Arkansas hopes to land with an incentive package will provide a $16.3 million net benefit to the state over a 25-year period, a consultant hired by the Legislature said in a report issued Friday ahead of next week's special session.
- Senate amendment would change who polices public risk pools Updated: May-22-15 6:56 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The Secretary of State's office could lose its ability to oversee a public risk pool it's had issues with for years, if a last-minute amendment to the Senate budget remains in place.
- Iowa economic development board OKs investment funding Updated: May-22-15 6:51 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The department that oversees economic development in Iowa says it has approved investment funding that will eventually create more than 1,300 jobs in the state.
- Effort to expand police mental health coverage progresses Updated: May-22-15 6:50 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A long-running effort to extend workers' compensation benefits to police officers who receive mental health injuries on the job cleared a key hurdle Friday after years of defeat in the General Assembly.
- Murray Energy expects more than 1,800 coal mine layoffs Updated: May-22-15 6:46 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Appalachian coal mining suffered a double blow Friday, as Murray Energy announced plans to lay off more than 1,800 miners, most from West Virginia, and Alpha Natural Resources told another 439 Mountain State miners they could be out of work.
- Court sides with Iowa City in 12-year dispute with landlord Updated: May-22-15 5:17 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Officials in Iowa City did not violate a landlord's constitutional rights by enforcing an employment discrimination ordinance that was later ruled invalid, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.
- West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract Updated: May-22-15 4:53 pm
LOS ANGELES - The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year officially ended Friday when the union representing dockworkers announced its members had ratified a five-year contract.
- Illinois Democrats vote down workers comp bill Updated: May-22-15 3:11 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Democrats have sent another in a series of messages to Gov. Bruce Rauner by voting down elements of his pro-business agenda.
- Texas jobless rate holds steady at 4.2 percent in April Updated: May-22-15 2:03 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas unemployment rate for April held steady at 4.2 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.
- Federal grant to bring job training to laid off mill workers Updated: May-22-15 1:31 pm
BEND, Oregon - Federal grant money is making training available to about half the workers who lost jobs when Woodgrain Millwork's roof collapsed in November.
- BlackBerry CEO compensation package value drops 96 per cent Updated: May-22-15 1:27 pm
TORONTO - BlackBerry chief executive John Chen saw the value of his total pay package drop 96 percent to US$3.4 million last year as he worked to turn around the money-losing company.
- Prosecutors: Professor offered China data on US-made device Updated: May-22-15 12:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The chairman of Temple University's physics department schemed to provide U.S. technology secrets to China in exchange for prestigious appointments for himself, federal authorities said in charging him with four counts of wire fraud.
- Mohawk Industries to add 100 jobs in Eden Updated: May-22-15 7:49 am
EDEN, North Carolina - Mohawk Industries is expanding its operations in Rockingham County, adding more than 100 jobs.
- Automotive supplier investing $13M to build Pulaski plant Updated: May-22-15 4:04 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - An automotive supplier is investing more than $13 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Giles County that is expected to create 147 jobs.
- Comcast to open Tucson support center, hire 1,125 workers Updated: May-21-15 8:20 pm
PHOENIX - Cable provider Comcast plans to open a new customer support center in Tucson and hire more than 1,100 workers to staff the facility.
- Republicans move to restructure Walker's job creation agency Updated: May-21-15 8:05 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican lawmakers on the Legislature's finance committee moved Thursday to restructure Gov. Scott Walker's struggling job creation agency, approving a plan to remove the governor as chairman, dramatically reduce the agency's reserves and eliminate a program that would fund regional loans.
- Largest Minnesota farm hit by bird flu to lay off 39 workers Updated: May-21-15 5:55 pm
RENVILLE, Minnesota - The largest Minnesota farm to be hit by bird flu is temporarily laying off 39 full-time employees.
- HP's 2Q earnings slip, but still top analyst views Updated: May-21-15 5:53 pm
PALO ALTO, California - Hewlett-Packard Co.'s earnings slipped in the latest quarter as the long-slumping technology company struggled to boosts its sales while preparing to split up its operations.
- Senate committee rejects $4 million for commuter rail study Updated: May-21-15 5:26 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A push to extend commuter rail from Boston into New Hampshire hit a snag Thursday when a state Senate committee rejected plans to spend $4 million to study the expansion.
- McDonald's CEO 'proud' of pay hike; protesters want more Updated: May-21-15 5:04 pm
NEW YORK - McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was "incredibly proud" of a decision to bump pay for some workers, even after protesters called on the company to do more outside its annual shareholder meeting.
- Lumber Liquidators CEO quits, catching company off guard Updated: May-21-15 4:32 pm
NEW YORK - Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch has abruptly quit the company that is embroiled in an investigation over products imported from China.
- Hundreds of shipbuilders stage demonstration in Bath Updated: May-21-15 4:13 pm
BATH, Maine - Shipyard workers angry over efforts by Bath Iron Works to require them to work outside their specialties and to hire subcontractors for some items marched down Washington Avenue on Thursday.
- Iowa farm equipment company to close plants, eliminate jobs Updated: May-21-15 4:06 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A farm equipment manufacturer in Sioux City is shutting down its two plants, eliminating more than 50 jobs in the area.
- Funding impasse has schools preparing for possible crisis Updated: May-21-15 3:59 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of an education funding bill means that administrators around the state have to plan for a possible crisis starting July 1.
- Walker misses jobs promise by about 121,000 jobs Updated: May-21-15 3:35 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker made it only about halfway toward fulfilling his signature 2010 campaign promise - repeated in the 2012 recall - that 250,000 private sector jobs would be created over four years under his leadership.