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Stories with subject: Personnel
  • 'Pimp My Ride' shop settles pay-pinching case 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:35 pm
  • CORONA, California - A Southern California custom auto shop once featured on MTV's "Pimp My Ride" will pay its employees nearly $160,000 to settle claims that it violated federal wage laws.

  • Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay plan 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:32 pm
  • NEW YORK - Warren Buffett criticized Coca-Cola's pay plan for its executives on Wednesday.

  • Wal-Mart cut former CEO's pay 73 percent in 2013 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:32 pm
  • NEW YORK - The pay of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s outgoing CEO fell 73 percent in 2013 because he received a lower performance-based bonus and he didn't get stock awards that are given in anticipation of future performance.

  • Port Authority OKs wage hike for airport workers 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:31 pm
  • NEW YORK - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey formally adopted a resolution Wednesday to raise wages for workers at its New York and New Jersey airports.

  • Louisiana Senate to consider equal pay proposal 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:53 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A bill that would prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from unintentionally paying women less than men for doing the same job will pass to the full Senate after receiving a committee's support Wednesday.

  • Port Authority OKs wage hike for airport workers 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:35 pm
  • NEW YORK - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey formally adopted a resolution Wednesday to raise wages for workers at its New York and New Jersey airports.

  • Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:41 pm
  • NEW YORK - Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide.

  • Feds seek fines over grain-dust hazards in Montana 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:35 pm
  • BILLINGS, Montana - A Minnesota-based agriculture company was fined $211,000 by federal safety regulators who said Wednesday it had repeatedly failed to ensure workers weren't exposed to grain-dust hazards in Montana.

  • US investigates immigrant teacher hiring in Texas 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:09 pm
  • DALLAS - A North Texas school district that discovered problems in its program to hire international teachers faces a federal investigation and a payout of more than $500,000 to those whose recruitment didn't follow regulations.

  • Union: Stillwater lays off 31 workers 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:37 pm
  • BILLINGS, Montana - Union officials say Stillwater Mining Co. has laid off 31 workers.

  • Senate panel passes whistleblower bill 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:59 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - The Senate Government Oversight Committee passed a bill Wednesday that guarantees state workers expanded whistleblower protections and addresses other issues including secret settlement agreements, and hiring and firing practices.

  • Russian social media CEO quits, flees country 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:20 pm
  • MOSCOW - The founder of Russia's leading social media network - a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg - has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership.

  • New Hampshire House gives early OK to pay equity 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:01 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire House has given preliminary support to a bill that addresses pay equity between men and women.

  • APNewsBreak: Schultz deputy lost duties, kept pay 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:34 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz, who is running for Congress as a budget-cutting conservative, allowed his top aide to keep collecting a $126,000 annual salary for months after deciding to eliminate his job, The Associated Press has learned.

  • St. Louis museum board member quits over conflict 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:34 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - A member of St. Louis' regional Zoo-Museum District has resigned amid conflict of interest questions over her architectural firm being awarded a building design contract.

  • Wisconsin investment officer gets biggest bonus 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:59 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Fifty of Wisconsin's pension fund managers and those who work directly with the state's investments will receive six-figure bonuses this year because of strong returns, according to figures the investment board released Wednesday.

  • Former Veterans Home worker details harassment 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:47 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A former Iowa Veterans Home worker has come forward with details of sexual harassment, intimidation, and threats from the former head of the home in Marshalltown.

  • Textron eliminating 750 Cessna, Beechcraft jobs 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:13 pm
  • NEW YORK - Just over a month after buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion, Textron announced 750 job cuts at that company and at its Cessna division.

  • JetBlue pilots vote for first time to unionize 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:55 am
  • WASHINGTON - The National Mediation Board said Tuesday that pilots at JetBlue Airways Corp. voted overwhelmingly to unionize, reversing two earlier votes.

  • Kemper Co. official: Pharma Pac headed for closure 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:43 am
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - A Kemper County drugmaker has laid off most of its remaining employees, making it likely that it will shut down while owing the state economic development money.

  • Patriot Coal to cut production at 2 W.Va. mines 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:40 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Patriot Coal plans to cut production at two mining complexes in southern West Virginia and potentially lay off workers.

  • Fallin signs bill for Okla. trooper raises 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:04 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill that would give Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers their first pay raise in seven years, although the pay hike won't come unless money is included in a separate budget proposal.

  • Iowa Veterans Home center of oversight hearings 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:18 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - More than six months after the head of the Iowa Veterans Home resigned after allegations that he treated staff poorly, the state's ombudsman revealed she is investigating complaints that veterans who live at the Marshalltown facility were mistreated.

  • More cracks found in closed bridge in Oklahoma 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:50 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Additional cracks have been found on a bridge in central Oklahoma that connects two towns, the state Department of Transportation announced Tuesday, noting the new problems are similar to those that led to a major bridge collapse in Minnesota in 2007.

  • Audit: SC pension agency doesn't overpay in fees 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:16 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The agency investing South Carolina's pension portfolio doesn't overpay in investment fees but rather reports those fees more thoroughly than any other public pension fund in the nation, according to an external audit released Tuesday.