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UK lawmaker defends lucrative 2nd job as Johnson feels heat

Nov. 10, 2021 15:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British lawmaker defended his 400,000-pound ($540,000) a year second job on Wednesday, as calls grew for a crackdown on politicians earning outside income. And amid a swirl of allegations about lobbying and cronyism by members of the governing...

Study: MLS ends 4-year fall in gender hiring with 2021 gains

Nov. 10, 2021 14:28 PM EST

A diversity report for racial and gender hiring in Major League Soccer saw a “substantial” increase in its scores for hiring women at the team and league level after four years of declines. Wednesday’s report card from The Institute for...

Louisiana state government turnover rate tops 17% last year

Nov. 06, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana state government agencies lost more than 17% of their civil service employees in the last financial year. Byron Decoteau, director of State Civil Service, said the turnover rate was nearly 2 percentage points higher in the 2020-21...

S&P 500 sets seventh straight all-time high on Wall Street

Nov. 05, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks pushed further into record heights on Friday following an encouraging report on hiring across the country, though trading was shaky as the bond market was hit with another day of sharp swings. The S&P 500 rose 17.47, or 0.4%, to 4,697.53...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Nov. 05, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

U.S. stocks pushed further into record heights on Friday following an encouraging report on hiring across the country. The S&P 500 closed higher, clinching an all-time high for the seventh straight day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq also rose. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 29, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. October 29, 2021. Editorial: A recap of the BDN editorial board’s take on November’s referendums No on 1 The primary aim of Question 1 is to stop the New England Clean Energy Connect, a transmission line...

US consumer spending up a modest 0.6% with inflation high

Oct. 29, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers slowed their spending to a gain of just 0.6% in September, a cautionary sign for an economy that remains in the grip of a pandemic and a prolonged bout of high inflation. At the same time, a key inflation barometer that's closely...

Wisconsin eateries recovering, but not to pre-virus levels

Oct. 04, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A report published by the Wisconsin Policy Forum shows the state’s bars and restaurants are recovering, but have not reached pre-pandemic levels. This is not because of a lack of customers or jobs, the report shows. It’s because restaurant and...

Diversity study: APSE's gender-hiring scores continue to lag

Sep. 22, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

A diversity study found the Associated Press Sports Editors has improved in racial hiring but the independent national organization continues to lag when it comes to hiring women. The report card Wednesday from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics...

Corporate diversity, accountability focus of conference

Sep. 19, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Recruiting people of color for roles in the corporate world and accountability in hiring will be discussed by chief executives and other business leaders during an event hosted by Chicago-based Diversity MBA. The 15th Annual National Business Leaders...