- NY minimum wage push spurs US debate, faces hurdles at home Updated: Oct-08-15 8:21 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's plan to give fast-food workers a $15 minimum hourly wage is spurring similar efforts in other states even as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's effort to enact a $15 wage for all workers faces vocal opposition at home.
- EU agrees to speed migrant deportation, buttress borders Updated: Oct-08-15 6:56 pm
LUXEMBOURG - The European Union on Thursday took measures to buttress its porous external borders and toughen up its migrant return program in an attempt to build a credible refugee policy that would continue to embrace those fleeing for their lives yet punish those seeking economic gain.
- Governor: Analysis shows truck toll plan is good way to go Updated: Oct-08-15 5:07 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - An economic analysis commissioned by the state is further evidence that the proposal to toll large commercial trucks to fund Rhode Island bridge repairs is a good way to go, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday.
- Man charged for setting up fake job interviews in Florida Updated: Oct-08-15 8:39 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Police say a Florida man set up fake job interviews and even collected urine samples from potential applicants, so he could access their Social Security numbers, bank information and other personal data.
- Transformer plant in Virginia to expand, add 79 jobs Updated: Oct-08-15 3:08 am
WYTHEVILLE, Virginia - A Swiss company will spend $3.1 million to expand its Wytheville transformer manufacturing plant and add 79 jobs.
- West Virginia editorial roundup Updated: Oct-07-15 3:21 pm
Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:
- Company opens facility to process Asian carp Updated: Oct-07-15 4:04 am
FARMINGTON, Kentucky - A new Kentucky company is creating several dozen jobs in western Kentucky and turning the invasive Asian carp into a wholesale foods business.
- Feds approve exploratory drilling for Idaho molybdenum mine Updated: Oct-06-15 6:20 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials have approved a Canadian company's request to do exploratory drilling about 55 miles northeast of Boise to determine if molybdenum, copper and silver exist in sufficient quantities to go forward with an open-pit mine.
- Civil service bill supporters say it will strengthen system Updated: Oct-06-15 5:29 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - State workers testified Tuesday against a Republican-backed bill that would make it easier to hire and fire public employees, saying the proposed overhaul of Wisconsin's 110-year-old civil service system would lead to political patronage and cronyism.
- Walker wants to work with senators on transportation money Updated: Oct-06-15 3:40 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker told Republican state senators on Tuesday he wants to work with them to find a way to pay for delayed road construction projects that are held up because lawmakers haven't been willing to borrow more money to pay for them.
- Chief justice won't delay wage rules for home care workers Updated: Oct-06-15 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts won't hold up new Obama administration regulations that give overtime and minimum wage protections to nearly 2 million home health care workers.
- Avakian running for Oregon secretary of state Updated: Oct-06-15 2:58 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian said Tuesday that he's running for secretary of state.
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: Oct-06-15 1:49 pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 1
- NY comptroller: Wall Street profits hit $11.3B in 6 months Updated: Oct-06-15 1:14 pm
ALBANY, New York - The securities industry in New York City tallied $11.3 billion in profits during the first half of 2015, higher than in the past three years, while also adding jobs last year for the first time since 2011, the state comptroller reported Tuesday.
- PGE power plant rising on Eastern Oregon countryside Updated: Oct-06-15 9:40 am
PENDLETON, Oregon - The road to Portland General Electric's new 440-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Boardman is lined with stray onions, irrigation pivots and the lingering smell of beef cattle.
- $300M Mississippi plant part of Yokohama expansion plan Updated: Oct-05-15 8:09 pm
WEST POINT, Mississippi - For Yokohama Rubber Co., its $300 million Mississippi plant is its platform to fight for a slice of the competitive North American tire market.
- Missouri National Guard to add about 400 jobs in state Updated: Oct-05-15 7:38 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri National Guard is planning to add about 400 full- and part-time military police and transportation jobs across the state.
- Twitter gives co-founder Jack Dorsey a 2nd chance as CEO Updated: Oct-05-15 4:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is embracing Jack Dorsey as its CEO in hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to expand the short messaging service's audience and end nearly a decade of financial losses.
- Verizon moving center to Rolling Meadows, adding 200 jobs Updated: Oct-05-15 2:39 pm
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois - Verizon Wireless says it plans to add 200 workers at a new call center in Chicago's western suburbs beginning next year.
- Beulah nearing decision on proposed 400-bed work camp Updated: Oct-03-15 1:48 pm
BEULAH, North Dakota - Beulah officials are nearing a decision on an application from an oil patch work camp operator who wants to move empty units from Tioga for hundreds of workers hired to build a massive urea fertilizer plant.
- Illinois tax break deals yield uncertain results for state Updated: Oct-02-15 5:19 pm
CHICAGO - A newspaper analysis shows that companies who receive tax breaks through Illinois' primary job-creation program often don't add jobs and sometimes even lay off workers.
- Volvo hopes to invest $1B in South Carolina by 2030 Updated: Oct-02-15 1:01 pm
RIDGEVILLE, South Carolina - Volvo hopes to create 4,000 jobs and invest $1 billion at its Berkeley County automobile plant by 2030.
- SolarCity: Buffalo site to make world's most efficient panel Updated: Oct-02-15 11:04 am
ALBANY, New York - SolarCity says the rooftop panels it will make at a plant being built in Buffalo have been rated the most efficient in the world.
- Slow job growth predicted in West Virginia through 2020 Updated: Oct-02-15 9:01 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia University researchers are forecasting continued high unemployment in West Virginia.
- Piedmont Airlines expanding its fleet, adding Salisbury jobs Updated: Oct-02-15 8:04 am
SALISBURY, Maryland - Pedmont Airlines is expanding its workforce in Salisbury as the air carrier enlarges its fleet.