By Susanna Kim
An employee of a Sonic drive-in restaurant in the Houston area claims he was denied health coverage for a broken leg he received when the restaurant was robbed. Michael Lartique Wayne Jr., 25, worked for Sonic for 2½ years when the restaurant in Humble, Texas, was robbed by two men last... Read More »
When Josh Lewis returned from four deployments with the U.S. Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan in Feb. 2011, he was pushing 30 and ready to launch a civilian career. Lewis (pictured above) enrolled part-time at the University of Texas at Dallas to study global business. Read More »
By Tom Krisher
DETROIT -- General Motors is opening a new computer center in Austin, Texas, where it plans to hire up to 500 people.
The automaker said Friday that it will hire software developers, project managers, database experts and business analysts to run the first of several information technology... Read More »
It's still a tough job market, but these 25 counties can make it a lot easier to find work and a great place to live.
Check out the top 10 counties to find jobs in the gallery below, or see the full list of 25 on CNNMoney. Read More »
It's a chilling statistic; the national poverty level is primed to reach its highest rate since 1965. The situation was so dire back then that President Lyndon Johnson felt moved to launch the War on Poverty. But its advances are at risk of falling by the wayside as the national poverty rate is expected climb... Read More »
By Karen Matthews
NEW YORK -- American Airlines is celebrating the seven-decade service of a New York mechanic who turns 87 next month and has no plans to retire.
Azriel "Al" Blackman was 16 when he started as an apprentice mechanic in July of 1942, long before bag fees, airport security or even the... Read More »
Overall payroll growth remains subpar and disappointing, but these states, including a few surprise ones, are showing healthy and diverse growth.
For many, the economic recovery won't be real until there's solid job creation every month. Though the pace of hiring picked up in 2011-2012, recent months have... Read More »
A Texas middle-school principal faces criminal charges after she allegedly hatched the plan to plant a camera in a high school girls locker room.
Wendee Long, principal at Wayside Middle School in Fort Worth, is accused of using her daughter to place a cell-phone camera inside an Argyle High School... Read More »
On a June morning in 1998, Rodney Pearson, the first black highway patrolman in Jasper, Texas, got a call. He walked along a mile and half of drag marks, skin and blood, and found the spot in the woods where three white supremacists had wrapped a logging chain around James Byrd Jr.'s ankles, hooked it to a... Read More »
It ranks up there with the first paycheck as the moment when you know your professional life has really begun -- having your lunch stolen from the office fridge. So when your "do not touch" signs are ignored, and last night's leftovers are missing, what can you really do? Read More »
By Betsy Blaney
LUBBOCK, Texas -- The company that makes "pink slime" suspended operations Monday at three of four plants where the beef ingredient is made, saying officials would work to address recent public concern about the product. Read More »
Austin cab drivers just lucked into another revenue stream: the puke tax.
As of Thursday, cab drivers in the Texas capital will be able to charge passengers who regurgitate on their upholstery up to $100 extra. The new fee will be posted in a sign in every cab.
"It takes me like a couple of hours," local... Read More »
A Texas restaurateur is asking the state Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that let stand a $5,000 fine levied against her for publicly humiliating a loyal customer after she repeatedly questioned his sexuality and asserted that he was gay on numerous occasions.
Phong Van Meter, owner of Frank's... Read More »
If California is the Golden State, and Florida is the Sunshine State then North Dakota might as well be the Employment State.
Though its formal nickname is the Peace Garden State, North Dakota currently has the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. at 3.5 percent. That's 5.6 points lower than the national... Read More »
It was the seatbelt extender that did him in. When Ronald Kratz alerted his superiors at a Houston-based plant run by BAE Systems that he was having trouble buckling the seatbelt of a forklift that he was operating, he suggested he use a seatbelt extender. Read More »
By PAUL J. WEBER
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The $4 billion in cuts to Texas public schools this summer might be starting to hit Gov. Rick Perry where it hurts most - his record on creating jobs.
Texas lost 900 jobs in local school districts in August, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. August is... Read More »