May 01, 2010 11:29 EDT
Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan said Saturday his priorities while in office were providing a regular power supply, peace and security in the Niger Delta, and fair and free elections.
Apr 29, 2010 14:46 EDT
When workers want to leave, small businesses need to offer them something besides money. This scene is likely to play out at many small businesses in the coming months:
Apr 26, 2010 07:04 EDT
Airbus workers decided to disrupt plane production across France on Monday to press demands for better pay and new hires, union officials said.
Apr 24, 2010 20:00 EDT
Complaint seeks damages for six Hispanic former employees. A group of former Wal-Mart employees in New Jersey have filed suit against the retail conglomerate, alleging that they were fired after they complained about their store's ?unwritten 'No Spanish' policy.?
Apr 22, 2010 18:12 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former JPMorgan Chase & Co vice president on Thursday filed a gender bias lawsuit against the bank, claiming she was fired after trying to start a family.
Apr 22, 2010 17:12 EDT
President Barack Obama, facing a public dubious about his health care law and Democrats worried about its fallout on fall elections, tapped a veteran political operative Thursday to guide efforts to explain the law's benefits.
Apr 22, 2010 17:12 EDT
Constantly criticized for health care law, Obama taps new messenger for administration's view. President Barack Obama, facing a public dubious about his health care law and Democrats worried about its fallout on fall elections, tapped a veteran political operative Thursday to guide efforts to explain the law's benefits.
Apr 20, 2010 16:12 EDT
Get rid of performance reviews, author says; Cost of bad credit. PERFORMANCE PREVIEW: Want to lower morale, reduce productivity and undermine the relationship between the boss and his or her subordinates? Give an annual performance review, say authors of a recently published book deeming the practice bogus.
Apr 19, 2010 14:00 EDT
JPL worker demoted after discussing intelligent design sues for religious discrimination. A Jet Propulsion Laboratory worker who distributed religious DVDs on the job is suing the JPL for discrimination after he was demoted.
Apr 19, 2010 12:10 EDT
A former employee of Prada Japan who claims she was harassed by the local unit of the Italian fashion house for being ugly said Monday she had begun legal proceedings for unfair dismissal.
Apr 18, 2010 11:01 EDT
Geithner says economy growing faster than expected; nation should see job growth. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the economy is growing faster than the Obama administration expected.
Apr 16, 2010 20:36 EDT
Locked-out Rio Tinto Borax miners rally at British consulate in Los Angeles. Mojave Desert borate miners have rallied with hundreds of supporters outside the British Consulate in Los Angeles to protest a lockout by the mine's Anglo-Australian owner.
Apr 16, 2010 12:19 EDT
Passengers stranded in NYC because of volcanic ash over Europe say lives are disrupted. One man won't make it to his best friend's wedding, a woman is likely to miss the first day of her new job and an author may not get an opportunity to promote her latest novel at a London book fair.
Apr 15, 2010 18:44 EDT
Microsoft to investigate reports of poor working conditions at factory in China. Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it will investigate reports of poor working conditions at a factory in southern China that makes some of its products.
Apr 15, 2010 12:46 EDT
Minn. unemployment rate ticks up to 7.4 percent in March, still below national jobless rate. Minnesota's unemployment rate edged up a notch in March to 7.4 percent, but state officials saw encouraging signs as new claims for unemployment continued downward and work week hours ticked upward.
Apr 14, 2010 20:37 EDT
Mo. Senate reverses stance on $37M Career Ladder incentives, $14.8M cut to college budgets. Missouri senators reversed course Wednesday and decided to preserve a deal freezing college tuition and to fund a program that gives teachers a salary boost for extra work, such as after-school tutoring.
Apr 14, 2010 17:02 EDT
New York's doormen, the guardians of innumerable revolving doors into swanky Manhattan buildings, are threatening to strike for the first time in two decades next week over proposed cuts in benefits.
Apr 13, 2010 12:52 EDT
IL Gov. Quinn signs law to help small businesses hire with tax credit. Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law giving tax credits to small businesses that hire new full-time employees.
Apr 12, 2010 09:21 EDT
MetLife study finds benefits largely retained but workloads increased since recession started. If it seems like you're working harder than you used to, it's probably not your imagination.
Apr 09, 2010 09:41 EDT
Accusation of harassment by managers leads to probe into France Telecom employee suicides. A state prosecutor has ordered an investigation into accusations that harassment by managers at France Telecom was to blame for employee suicides.