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Báez can boost option price and buyout with Astros

Jan. 18, 2021 7:17 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Reliever Pedro Báez can boost his 2022 option year salary and also his buyout as part of his $12.5 million, two-year contract with the Houston Astros. Báez will receive a $500,000 signing bonus, payable on Feb. 28, as part of the deal finalized Friday. He gets salaries of $4.5...

A food delivery worker wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus prepares to deliver foods for his customers outside a restaurant in Beijing on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. The e-commerce workers and delivery people who kept China fed during the pandemic, making their billionaire bosses even richer, are so unhappy with their pay and treatment that one just set himself on fire in protest. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Deaths, self-immolation draw scrutiny on China tech giants

Jan. 17, 2021 1:05 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — E-commerce workers who kept China fed during the coronavirus pandemic, making their billionaire bosses even richer, are so unhappy with their pay and treatment that one just set himself on fire in protest. China’s internet industries already were known for long, demanding days. With...

Maryland prison workers indicted in payroll scheme

Jan. 16, 2021 6:34 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Three Maryland prison system employees have been charged in a bribery and kickback scheme involving unearned pay, according to authorities. Fiscal technician Shantil Carter and correctional officers Okezie Chidume and Gerald Leon Solomon Jr. were indicted Monday by a Baltimore County grand...

FILE - In this screen grab taken from video, Major League baseball player Francisco Lindor answers questions during a virtual press conference introducing him as the New York Mets new shortstop, in this Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, file photo. Lindor is among roughly 125 players who entered Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, eligible to exchange salary arbitration figures with their teams. (New York Mets via AP, File)

Lindor, Bryant, Bellinger, Seager get big-money deals

Jan. 16, 2021 2:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor, Kris Bryant, Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager were among 112 players who agreed to one-year contracts Friday, leaving just 13 to swap salary arbitration figures during a slow offseason in the aftermath of the financial carnage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The deals...

FILE - In this screen grab taken from video, Major League baseball player Francisco Lindor answers questions during a virtual press conference introducing him as the New York Mets new shortstop, in this Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, file photo. Lindor is among roughly 125 players who entered Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, eligible to exchange salary arbitration figures with their teams. (New York Mets via AP, File)

Mets avoid arb with 8 players, including Lindor, Conforto

Jan. 16, 2021 12:23 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets agreed to one-year contracts with eight players Friday to avoid salary arbitration, including shortstop Francisco Lindor, outfielder Michael Conforto and first baseman-outfielder Dominic Smith. Lindor will earn $22.3 million and Conforto gets $12.25 million in their final...

This Jan. 14, 2021, screenshot shows Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, upper left, and other state officials discussing the coronavirus pandemic during a remote online briefing. State officials touted New Mexico's novel system for getting people registered for vaccinations, saying the state has among the top vaccination rates in the U.S. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

New Mexico seeks answers on federal rollout of vaccine doses

Jan. 15, 2021 7:27 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials said Friday that they were disappointed to learn that the state may not get as many vaccine doses as promised by the federal government just days ago. New Mexico is not alone as uncertainty over the pace of federal COVID-19 vaccine allotments has triggering...

A Wells Fargo office is shown, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 in New York.  Wells Fargo & Co. says its profit rose 4% to $2.99 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020. The bank, based in San Francisco, said Friday that it had earnings of 64 cents per share, compared with earnings of 60 cents a year earlier. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Wells Fargo 4Q profit rose 4%, tops Street estimates

Jan. 15, 2021 12:37 PM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Wells Fargo had its best quarter of 2020 as its profit rose 4% in the fourth quarter of a year defined by the coronavirus outbreak. The bank, based in San Francisco, said Friday that its earnings rose to $3 billion, or 64 cents per share, compared with earnings of $2.87 billion ,...

FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo the Dollar General store is pictured in Luther, Okla.  As vaccinations continue across the U.S., some companies are offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to get the shots. Dollar General is one of the first major companies to announce extra pay for workers who get vaccinated. The Tennessee-based retailer said Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021  it will give employees the equivalent of four hours of pay if they get the vaccine.    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Instacart, others push incentives to get workers vaccinated

Jan. 14, 2021 7:31 PM EST

As vaccinations continue across the U.S., some companies are offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to get the shots. Instacart Inc., the grocery delivery service, announced Thursday that it would provide a $25 stipend for workers who get the COVID-19 vaccine. It joins others, including Trader...

MLS players won't be rushed into decision on revising CBA

Jan. 13, 2021 6:40 PM EST

The Major League Soccer Players Association won’t be rushed into a decision on proposed changes to the collective bargaining agreement with the league amid uncertainties about the 2021 season, the union's executive director said. MLSPA executive director Bob Foose on Wednesday decried the league's decision...

South Dakota Chief Justice wants pay raises for judges

Jan. 13, 2021 5:07 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Chief Justice Steven R. Jensen used his first State of the Judiciary address on Wednesday to argue for higher pay for judges in the state's court system. Jensen took over the helm this month after former Chief Justice David Gilbertson retired from a 20-year tenure at the...