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Report: North Dakota's economy showing signs of recovery

Jan. 25, 2022 15:23 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s economy is showing signs of recovery and growth, according to a new quarterly analysis. The outlook report done by North Dakota State University is predicting growth for wages and salaries, as well as a growing labor force, decreasing...

Lakers' Frank Vogel shrugs off worries about job insecurity

Jan. 19, 2022 21:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers coach Frank Vogel shrugged off widespread reports of his job insecurity Wednesday night, saying it's all part of being in charge of a 17-time NBA champion franchise. “In this business and with this team, if you’re not winning at a super-high level,...

National Guard to help staffing efforts at WVa hospital

Jan. 14, 2022 04:04 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two dozen members of the West Virginia National Guard are being sent to support hospital staffing efforts as COVID-19 continues to ravage the state. The National Guard said Thursday on Twitter that 25 members will assist operations at Charleston Area...

NFL earns higher grades for diversity hiring in study

Dec. 15, 2021 15:48 PM EST

The NFL has earned higher scores for racial and gender hiring in an annual diversity report, though team-level grades continue to lag behind the league office. Wednesday’s report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida assigned an...

Bank foundation to boost solar energy jobs in Maine

Dec. 04, 2021 10:25 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bank foundation has donated $400,000 to help create more solar power in Maine. KeyBank Foundation said it's supporting a “Green Jobs for ME” initiative designed to expand the Maine Community College System's electrical journey technician...

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. ...