- 5 charged in $580M Southern California kickback scheme Updated: Nov-24-15 7:25 pm
LOS ANGELES - Five people, including a former hospital executive and two surgeons, are charged with a massive kickback scheme that resulted in billing $580 million to the government and insurance companies, authorities announced Tuesday.
- Judge allows hearings on status of disability checks Updated: Nov-21-15 3:36 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - A judge has turned down a request to block hearings on whether hundreds of eastern Kentucky residents will keep federal disability benefits.
- Audit says Workers' Comp Commission not tracking payments Updated: Nov-21-15 1:52 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A state audit of the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission indicates the agency has not been tracking some mandatory assessments.
- Ducey tells tax group that 2015 cuts 1st step to yearly cuts Updated: Nov-20-15 4:51 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday that a law he signed earlier this year indexing income tax rates for inflation was an important first step to his goal of cutting incomes taxes every year he's in office.
- Applications for US jobless aid fall to low level of 271,000 Updated: Nov-19-15 9:21 am
WASHINGTON - The Labor Department reported Thursday that fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week, fresh evidence that companies are confident enough in the economy to hold onto their workers.
- Nation's largest pension fund to lower return expectations Updated: Nov-18-15 9:18 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The board that oversees the nation's largest public pension fund voted Wednesday to incrementally reduce its investments in risky funds as a cushion against economic downturns, following other pension systems that have taken similar action.
- Public safety secretary doesn't back off on donor's comments Updated: Nov-18-15 9:10 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Two Cabinet-level executives in Gov. Pat McCrory's administration went before lawmakers Wednesday and defended their actions surrounding the extension of three prison maintenance contracts held by a McCrory political donor and friend.
- Correction: Nuclear Plant-Industrial Accident story Updated: Nov-18-15 1:54 pm
RUSSELLVILLE, Arkansas - In a story Nov. 17 about a dispute over who employed a worker who was killed at a nuclear power plant, The Associated Press erroneously reported the worker's last name. He was Wade Walters, not Wade Walker.
- Agency to hold more hearings on public employee benefit cuts Updated: Nov-09-15 2:02 am
WHEELING, West Virginia - The West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency will hold three public hearings this week on proposed cuts to state employees' health benefits.
- Officials predict 2.7 percent cut in La. worker's comp rates Updated: Oct-31-15 12:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State officials say workers' compensation insurance rates in Louisiana are likely to drop next year by 2.7 percent.
- UAW leaders approve proposed contract with GM Updated: Oct-28-15 7:18 pm
DETROIT - United Auto Workers leaders have approved a proposed contract with General Motors Co. that promises raises, improvements in health care and a hefty signing bonus.