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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 »

McDonald's Hit By Lawsuits Over Worker Pay

McDonald's Hit By Lawsuits Over Worker Pay

Latest move to call attention to pay practices in fast-food

Several lawsuits are being filed against McDonald's this week saying the fast-food chain engages in practices to avoid paying workers what they are owed. Read More »

Ohio Jeep Plant To Hire 1,000 Part-Time Workers

Ohio Jeep Plant To Hire 1,000 Part-Time Workers

Part-time hires will get the same pay as full-time staff

Chrysler plans to ramp up hiring to take some pressure off of its overworked full-time staff. Read More »

Private Employers Add 139,000 Jobs, ADP Survey Shows

Private Employers Add 139,000 Jobs, ADP Survey Shows

A private survey shows that U.S. companies added slightly more jobs in February than in January, but harsh winter weather weighed on hiring. Read More »

Wage Fight Propels KFC Worker To White House

Wage Fight Propels KFC Worker To White House

From frying chicken to firing up the debate

How a young fast food worker from Brooklyn became one of the most prominent faces to push for a higher federal minimum wage. Read More »

Burlesque Bump-And-Grind Booming In US

Burlesque Bump-And-Grind Booming In US

Today's performers talk about body image and empowerment

Risqué variety shows that were a staple of cabarets and clubs across America in the early twentieth century are making a comeback. Read More »

There's A Food Jobs Boom In Vermont

There's A Food Jobs Boom In Vermont

Farm to Plate initiative yields thousands of food and farm jobs

Increased consumer demand for locally sourced food has led to a resurgence in the Vermont farming community. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise 8,000 in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise 8,000 in Latest Week

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to 339,000, evidence that layoffs ticked up, but not enough to suggest a worsening job market. Read More »

Employers Add Just 113,000 Jobs in January

Employers Add Just 113,000 Jobs in January

Hiring was surprisingly weak in January for the second straight month, likely renewing concern that the economy may be slowing after a strong finish last year. Read More »

Obama Asks CEOs For Help Hiring Long-Term Jobless

Obama Asks CEOs For Help Hiring Long-Term Jobless

More than 300 companies have signed on so far

CEOs from companies like Apple, Walmart, Visa and Boeing will announce their commitments to hire the long-term unemployed. Read More »

Minimum Wage Hike Could Take A Year

Minimum Wage Hike Could Take A Year

The new federal minimum wage covers only new contracts

President Obama announced he will sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers covered by new federal contracts at $10.10 an hour, up from $7.25 Read More »

Union Membership Holds Steady at 11.3 Percent

Union Membership Holds Steady at 11.3 Percent

Union members earn on average $200 per work more

There are slightly more union workers employed in the private than the public sector, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Read More »

NYC Doormen Have A New Duty: Spotting Elder Abuse

NYC Doormen Have A New Duty: Spotting Elder Abuse

Isolated seniors are easy targets for abuse

Doormen are urged to look for signs of physical decline, mental confusion and depression in seniors that will in their buildings. Read More »

Walmart Responds to Government Unfair Labor Charges

Walmart Responds to Government Unfair Labor Charges

The complaint is the largest ever brought against the retailer

The National Labor Relations Board says the retailer illegally fired, disciplined or threatened more than 60 employees who participated in protests. Read More »

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