U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Fall to 259,000

Investing.com - The number of people who filed for unemployment assistance in the U.S. unexpectedly fell last week, bolstering optimism over the …

Economy

Debt Sickened a Hospital Giant. Now the Doctors are Revolting

Four doctors from Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., showed up at parent company Community Health Systems Inc. in May with a message for Chief …

Business

Forex - USD/CAD Rises to 2-Week Highs after U.S. Data, Fed

Investing.com - The U.S. dollar rose to a two-week high against its Canadian counterpart on Thursday, supported by upbeat U.S. data and news of a …

Economy

This nonprofit uses behavioral science to nudge people towards making good choices

Areas like financial literacy, water conservation, and university degree completion can all benefit.<p>By Rebecca Linke | September 20, 2017<p>Sometimes …

MIT

Senate targets Twitter

<i>With help from Nancy Scola, Margaret Harding McGill, John Hendel, Steven Overly, and Laurens Cerulus</i><p><b>TARGET ON TWITTER —</b> "The Senate’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is about to turn its sights on Twitter,” Nancy and Josh Meyer report. After their story came out …

Silicon Valley

The Inside Story of How Women Once Ruled Computer Programming

Starting in World War II, women formed the backbone of the early computer programming industry--until they were gradually edged out in the 1980s. A timeline.<p>Programming began as a female-friendly career: The dawn of computers coincided with World War II, requiring workers who wouldn't be drafted. …

Computer Science

Company Loyalty: Does It Carry Weight In The Job Search?

Shutterstock<p>It used to be that longevity at a company was a valued attribute and considered a major asset. It implied loyalty and commitment.<p>Ten years with a company? Great. Twenty years? Even better.<p>Today the tables have turned — now a diversity of experience trumps longevity.<p>Recruiters and hiring …

Employment

Contractor ordered to pay $100k in back wages for Hammond project

A Carmel construction contractor has paid $103,788 in back wages to 29 individuals who were underpaid while working on the Flagstone Village affordable housing project in Hammond, according to a federal agency.<p>Among those receiving additional compensation was a heavy equipment operator working for …

Corruption

Player leaders vote to keep DeMaurice Smith as NFLPA executive director

DeMaurice Smith has served as executive director of the NFL Players Association since 2009. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)NFL player leaders voted Tuesday to retain DeMaurice Smith as the union’s executive director and extend his contract without him having to face opposition from competing …

Sports

The Fed Might Do Something Soon That Record Stock Prices Won't Like

The Federal Reserve will continue increasing borrowing costs this year despite the toll on the U.S. economy from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, …

Business

This Company Has a Way to Make Robots Safer for Humans

Two years ago, a robot crushed a 22-year-old man to death at a Volkswagen AG factory in Germany after the maintenance worker became trapped in an …

Robots

How many women run major companies? Not enough

Ilene Gordon announced her retirement Monday as one of the most important Chicago-area CEOs you’ve never heard of: Her west suburban company, Ingredion, makes ingredients for other food companies, so if you like your pop to taste sweet or your baked tortilla chips to be crunchy, you can thank …

Suit: Tesla, other automakers used illegal foreign workers to build plants

SAN JOSE — Widening earlier claims of immigration fraud at the Tesla factory, a recently unsealed whistleblower suit says several other major …

Tesla

How Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Threatens to Choke Idaho’s Dairy Industry

Hispanic workers power the state’s farms. Without them, a ‘Made in America’ success story would collapse.<p>JEROME, IDAHO —In the Magic Valley of southern Idaho, milk is money.<p>Over 400,000 cows reside in this area, where the miracle of modern irrigation from the Snake River fed pioneer farming. …

Immigration

Lawsuit Accuses Google Of Gender Wage Gap, Segregation

A class-action lawsuit filed by three former Google employees alleges that the search giant pays women less than men for similar work, and segregates …

Gender

Trump Violates Child Labor Law for Photo Op

Attention hard-working children: The White House will happily accept your free labor to keep its lawn looking sharp.<p>Friday morning the White House …

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Google regularly discriminates against women, lawsuit alleges

Google regularly pays women less than men in similar roles and systematically stifles their career paths within the company, according to a new class …

Gender

Google sued by women workers claiming gender discrimination

Google was accused of systematically paying male employees more than females, adding the internet giant to a growing list of technology companies …

Australian News

Friday Morning Briefing

North Korea fired another missile, police declared a blast in a London underground train to be a terrorist incident and Nestle bought a majority stake in Blue Bottle.<p>North Korea<p><b>North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan’s northern Hokkaido</b> far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South …

North Korea

Forex - Dollar Struggles as Sterling Tops $1.34

Investing.com – The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies on Thursday as a surge in sterling to one-year highs offset a duo of economic …

Economy

Lawsuit Accuses Google of Discriminating Against Women in Pay, Promotions

Three female former employees of Alphabet's Google filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the tech company of discriminating against women in pay and …

Google

Henry Ford pays $90,000 fine on pay violations

U.S. Department of Labor: Henry Ford Health System has paid $90,004 to resolve overtime and record-keeping violations

Health Care

Commodities - Gold Prices Steady on Dollar Weakness

Investing.com – Gold prices rose for the first time in three days after the dollar came under pressure but gains were capped as data showed the pace …

Economy

Dow Closes at Record High, Shrugs off Spike in Rate Hike Expectations

Investing.com – The Wall Street rally continued on Thursday, shaking off a spike in rate hike expectations following data showing the pace of …

Markets

Farmworker union dues seized to pay off UFW lawsuit

Union dues from hundreds of farmworkers will be diverted to pay off a $1.2-million judgment against the United Farm Workers over the union’s treatment of its organizers.<p>Monterey Superior Court Judge Thomas W. Wills on Friday ordered UFW dues that are deducted from paychecks at four companies, …

World Economic Forum gives U.S. high marks for human capital development

Conventional wisdom holds that higher education deserves a hearty share of blame for this country’s supposed skills gap, by failing to adequately …

Education

Pizza Hut employees told they could be punished for fleeing Hurricane Irma

A cruel notice left for employees at a Jacksonville Pizza Hut said no one could flee more than a day in advance<p>The management of a Pizza Hut Jacksonville, Florida is under fire for posting a notice that threatened to punish employees who evacuated the area in a Hurricane Irma approached.<p>“To all …

Liberal View

State economists tackle pot, but gaps persist in young industry

EO Media Group<p>Marijuana plants grow in a high tunnel at a farm near McMinnville, Ore. State economists project the state will bring in net marijuana …

Cannabis

Lost wages, serious illness and poor labor standards: The dangers of rebuilding Texas and Florida

As Texas prepares to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey devastated much of the state, and Florida starts picking up the pieces from the destruction …

Liberal View

Close the growing economic divide by teaching two generations at once

When I showed up to tour the Center for Family Opportunity at College View Elementary in Southwest Denver, the Bayaud Enterprises laundry truck was …

Denver