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Older Americans more likely to cite workplace discrimination

May. 23, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Are older workers being discriminated against on the job? The answer appears to depend on the age of the person asked. About half of Americans think there's age discrimination in the workplace, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. But there's a...

How to create a good culture for your small business

May. 22, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — While the culture or atmosphere at any business can be critical to attracting and retaining top workers, it needs to be a focus for small business owners who can't offer the kind of salary and benefits that bigger companies do. Many owners are busy with customers, vendors and finances, and...

Small business cultures need to evolve along with work force

May. 22, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Meloney Perry once worked at a traditional big law firm with a formal, corporate atmosphere, and knew she wanted a different culture at her own firm. "I learned the 'old school' way, but it's changed," says Perry, founder of Perry Law in Dallas. "Nowadays, with the employees coming in...

Pot 'legalization 2.0': Social equity becomes a key question

May. 19, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. But social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York and New...

The Latest: Students alerted staff before gunman found

May. 17, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of an armed person at a Portland, Oregon high school (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Officials at a Portland, Oregon, high school say two students informed a staff member of concerning behavior by another student before a school coach and security guard found him...

Germany's Merkel squelches speculation about future EU job

May. 16, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has squelched a new bout of speculation that she might seek a top European job after standing down as Germany's leader, insisting Thursday that she won't take another political post — "no matter where it is." Merkel last year gave up the leadership of her...

Tariffs force businesses to strategize to preserve profits

May. 15, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with the Trump administration's 25% tariff on imports from China, Ruth Rau is looking to other countries to manufacture baby and toddler toys. "No one domestically can produce the quality we want, and with the cost of shipping and the proposed new regulations, it's not going to be...

Germany to introduce minimum wage for apprentices

May. 15, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is introducing a minimum wage for apprentices, a move likely to raise the income of tens of thousands of young people. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet on Wednesday approved draft legislation that will see minimum pay for apprentices of 515 euros ($578) per month introduced next...

Cory Booker's tech startup failed but industry ties lasted

May. 13, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

Cory Booker was the mayor of New Jersey's largest city and considering a run for higher office, but he had a different goal in mind when he appeared on stage at the 2012 Tech Disrupt Conference in San Francisco. Booker was there to promote Waywire, the social media company that he had recently co-founded. He...

Liz Weston: The life-changing magic of working a bit longer

May. 13, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

Retirement experts frequently recommend working longer if you haven't saved enough. But you may not realize just how powerful a little extra work can be. Researchers who compared the relative returns of working longer versus saving more last year reached some startling findings. Among them : — Working...