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Pilot Mistake Means Pingpong Balls Rain on Highway

Pilot Mistake Means Pingpong Balls Rain on Highway

That wasn't hail

A pilot who dropped 3,000 pingpong balls that were redeemable for prizes missed a crowd assembled for the stunt and instead hit a nearby interstate. Read More »

Ax Throw, Log Climb at Adirondack Lumberjack Class

Ax Throw, Log Climb at Adirondack Lumberjack Class

Curriculum includes "history of axes"

The annual Adirondack Woodsmen's School teaches students lumberjack skills like sawing, chopping, ax throwing, log boom running and pole climbing. Read More »

Boulder, Colorado, Celebrates Tube To Work Day

Boulder, Colorado, Celebrates Tube To Work Day

Hope those loafers are waterproof

Workers in Boulder, Colorado are celebrating Tube to Work Day Tuesday, July 15, by tubing along Boulder Creek--some of them in business suits. Read More »

Dead Body Falls Out of Coroner Van, Lands in Road

Dead Body Falls Out of Coroner Van, Lands in Road

This is not a prank.

A dead body on a gurney fell out of a coroner's van when a door malfunctioned, sending the corpse into the middle of a busy roadway in Bucks County. Read More »

Supreme Court: Partial-Public Employees Not Required to Contribute to Unions

Supreme Court: Partial-Public Employees Not Required to Contribute to Unions

Decision affects thousands of workers in Illinois

Supreme Court ruled that thousands of home health care workers cannot be required to pay fees that help cover the union's costs of collective bargaining. Read More »

IKEA Raising Minimum Wage Pegged To Cost of Living

IKEA Raising Minimum Wage Pegged To Cost of Living

17 percent average raise expected

The Swedish retail chain is raising wages to their highest levels based on cost-of-living in their region. Read More »

Obama Says US Should Offer Paid Maternity Leave

Obama Says US Should Offer Paid Maternity Leave

U.S. is the only developed country in the world that doesn't offer paid leave

President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns. Read More »

Indian Factory Workers Kill CEO Over Pay

Indian Factory Workers Kill CEO Over Pay

Stormed office demanding 40 hours instead of 25

H.K. Maheswari, CEO of North Brook Jute Mill, died enroute to the hospital after a mob of workers stormed his office when he denied their pay request. Read More »

Winners And Losers On The Pay Scale

Winners And Losers On The Pay Scale

Technology, oil, gas and trucking are all winners

Raises are coming back, but it definitely depends on your industry. Read More »

Private Employers Add Fewer Jobs Than Expected in May

Private Employers Add Fewer Jobs Than Expected in May

U.S. businesses pulled back on hiring in May, adding the fewest jobs in four months, a private survey by payroll processor ADP shows. Read More »

Top 50 Highest-Paid CEOs

Top 50 Highest-Paid CEOs

Anthony Petrello of Nabors Industries tops the list

The 50 highest-paid CEOS as calculated by the Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm Read More »

Seattle Mayor Announces $15 Wage Plan Ramp Up

Seattle Mayor Announces $15 Wage Plan Ramp Up

Businesses will have at least three years to phase in the increase

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is proposing a phase-in of an increase in the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next seven years. Read More »

U.S. Private Sector Employers Add 220,000 Jobs In April

U.S. Private Sector Employers Add 220,000 Jobs In April

U.S. businesses boosted hiring in April, according to a private survey, a positive sign the economy may improve after a sluggish start this year. Read More »

ABC-TV Journalist Barbara Walters Announces Retirement Date

ABC-TV Journalist Barbara Walters Announces Retirement Date

Will make final appearance on 'The View' May 16

Barbara Walters, the first woman to co-anchor an evening news program, will make her final appearance on the morning talk show she founded. Read More »

Catholic Teacher Contract Specifies Banned Behavior

Catholic Teacher Contract Specifies Banned Behavior

Contact language may make it harder for wrongfully terminated teachers to sue

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati specifies some violations of Catholic doctrine, including abortion, artificial insemination and "homosexual lifestyles." Read More »

Owners of 23 Domino's Pizzerias Agree To Pay Back Workers

Owners of 23 Domino's Pizzerias Agree To Pay Back Workers

Wage case brought by NY attorney general settled

The owners of 23 Domino's pizza franchises in New York will pay $448,000 to minimum wage workers who were underpaid, according to the state attorney general. Read More »

Healthcare Reform Gives More Workers Freedom to Say 'I Quit'

Healthcare Reform Gives More Workers Freedom to Say 'I Quit'

New healthcare options free workers from 'job lock'

The Affordable Care Act is giving people who stayed at jobs only for the benefits the impetus to venture out on their own. Read More »

North Dakota Desperate For Workers To Fill Empty Jobs

North Dakota Desperate For Workers To Fill Empty Jobs

Some 25,000 jobs remain unfilled

There are oil jobs galore in the Peace Garden State, but not nearly enough takers. Read More »

Low-Wage Jobs Unexpectedly A Way Of Life For Many

Low-Wage Jobs Unexpectedly A Way Of Life For Many

Including older, better-educated, more experienced workers

Low-wage work used to be a stepping stone to a better career, but as middle-income jobs increasingly vanish, people are becoming stuck in these occupations. Read More »

Hospitals Use Baby Cuddlers To Soothe Stressed Out Newborns

Hospitals Use Baby Cuddlers To Soothe Stressed Out Newborns

Great work for seniors, empty-nesters and college students

Studies have shown that pain, stress and isolation hamper early brain development, which is why some hospitals have started volunteer cuddling programs. Read More »

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