- Consumer confidence index climbs to 101.4 in June Updated: Jun-30-15 10:39 am
WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence showed a solid gain in June following a modest increase in May, supporting the view that strong job gains are giving a boost to the overall economy.
- Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage Updated: Jun-30-15 10:07 am
WASHINGTON - They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.
- 3,200 GE Transportation workers in Erie voting on contract Updated: Jun-30-15 8:58 am
ERIE, Pennsylvania - About 3,200 GE Transportation workers are voting on a new four-year contract containing $1.20 in hourly raises and $10,000 in lump-sum bonuses.
- Lawyer: Lufthansa makes Germanwings compensation offer Updated: Jun-30-15 8:55 am
BERLIN - A lawyer for relatives of people killed in the Germanwings crash in March says parent company Lufthansa has made a compensation offer.
- Milwaukee County bus drivers vote down proposed contract Updated: Jun-30-15 1:26 am
MILWAUKEE - Union leaders say Milwaukee County bus drivers have voted against a new contract and are willing to go on strike if a deal isn't reached.
- Duke Energy CEO getting pay raise year after coal ash spill Updated: Jun-29-15 10:32 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good is getting a raise a year after the country's largest electric company confronted a coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals, the company said in a regulatory filing Monday.
- Now comes the SpaceX rocket whodunit: A complex mystery Updated: Jun-29-15 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON - A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it's time for "Rocket Science CSI."
- Boston 2024 Olympics organizers update $4.6B bid Updated: Jun-29-15 5:51 pm
BOSTON - The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of jobs and housing units, expand the city's tax base and leave behind a vastly-improved regional transit system - all with a $210 million surplus.
- The Latest: Major votes lined up in Pennsylvania Legislature Updated: Jun-29-15 4:57 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest news from an efforts by Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers to line up various pieces of major legislation for floor votes (all times local):
- ND unlikely to extend anti-discrimination protection to gays Updated: Jun-29-15 4:37 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - David Hamilton and his husband, Bernie Erickson, say they're "thrilled" the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed gay marriage nationally, but the Fargo couple believes anti-discrimination protections for gays and lesbians are still lacking in North Dakota.
- Incomes rise for bottom 99 pct.; US inequality still worsens Updated: Jun-29-15 3:37 pm
WASHINGTON - Solid job growth is finally boosting paychecks for the rest of us.
- Dayton decision on cabinet member pay raises due this week Updated: Jun-29-15 3:22 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The one-day window for Gov. Mark Dayton to raise the pay of state agency commissioners arrives on Wednesday.
- Gainesville man re-elected chairman of ports authority board Updated: Jun-29-15 12:45 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - A northeast Georgia man has been re-elected chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.
- Company expanding in Bowling Green, adding 37 jobs Updated: Jun-29-15 5:08 am
BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - A company that makes vent-free gas heating appliances is relocating its China-based manufacturing facility to Bowling Green, creating 37 jobs.
- Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling Updated: Jun-29-15 1:02 am
NEW YORK - Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably that gay relationships are morally wrong.
- Gov. Rauner's request for 5 business reforms hold up budget Updated: Jun-28-15 12:34 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has an answer to the state Capitol budget impasse: adopt five "structural reforms" that make it cheaper to do business in Illinois.
- Broward's Port Everglades clear to widen, deepen channels Updated: Jun-28-15 11:53 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Broward County's Port Everglades has received a new report that clears the way for it to begin the next phase of deepening and widening its channels.
- New security service at NDSU can be activated with 1 touch Updated: Jun-28-15 11:27 am
FARGO, North Dakota - North Dakota State University students and staff will have access this year to a safety and security service that will allow dispatchers to track their whereabouts and let users call for help with one swipe of the smartphone screen.
- Georgia county working to keep Terrapin Beer in Athens Updated: Jun-28-15 10:05 am
ATHENS, Georgia - A $350,000 line item in Athens-Clarke County's budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 is aimed at keeping the Terrapin Beer Company in Athens, according to documents released by the county under an open-records request from the Athens Banner-Herald.
- Lubbock police chief demoted days after federal hiring probe Updated: Jun-27-15 1:46 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas - The police chief in Lubbock, Texas, was demoted to captain just a day after an assistant police chief overseeing a murder investigation was reassigned, according to a newspaper report.
- Perlman named president, COO of Steamboat Ski Area Updated: Jun-27-15 12:35 pm
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado - Intrawest has announced the promotion of Rob Perlman, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.'s vice president of sales and marketing, to president and chief operating officer.
- Workplace safety summit highlights transportation hazards Updated: Jun-27-15 12:26 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - As a safety specialist with Union Telephone Company, Cal Davis routinely worries about his maintenance workers, who have to scale high heights and deal with dangerous equipment on a daily basis.
- Philadelphia newspapers, union reach tentative 2-year deal Updated: Jun-27-15 11:05 am
PHILADELPHIA - The owner of Philadelphia's two largest newspapers and their companion website has reached an agreement with the news outlets' largest employee union on a new two-year contract.
- Deal seeks $15 hourly wage for Mass. home care workers Updated: Jun-26-15 5:44 pm
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker's administration has approved a new contract that aims to increase pay for some 35,000 home care workers in Massachusetts to $15 per hour by 2018.
- NYC City Council votes to adopt $78.5 billion budget Updated: Jun-26-15 5:35 pm
NEW YORK - The New York City Council voted to adopt the city's $78.5 billion budget agreement Friday, moving to expand services for the less fortunate and begin the process of expanding the nation's largest police force.