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Turnover: Preventing it and dealing with the aftermath

Aug. 15, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A tight labor market and a shrinking pool of talented workers make "I'm quitting" some of the most dreaded words a small business owner can hear. Staff turnover is a fact of life, but it's particularly painful at small companies competing with larger businesses for workers. Owners learn...

The Latest: Parent of player says some fully support Durkin

Aug. 11, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

The Latest on the University of Maryland investigating allegations of coaches bullying players (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Keisha Staples, the mother of Maryland defensive back Antoine Brooks Jr., told the AP she is close with a group of about eight players' parents who would like to meet with athletic director...

Maryland puts Durkin on leave amid football investigation

Aug. 11, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

Maryland placed head coach DJ Durkin on administrative leave Saturday while the school scrutinizes allegations of poor behavior by the football staff, apparent misdeeds that came to light following the death of a player. In an open letter, athletic director Damon Evans wrote: "At this time, the best decision for...

Ex-Nike employees sue company, alleging unequal compensation

Aug. 10, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four women who used to work for Nike filed a federal lawsuit alleging the company violated state and U.S. equal-pay laws and fostered a work environment that allowed sexual harassment. The suit filed Thursday in Portland, Oregon, is among the first to hit the company since complaints...

Letter alleges lewd, drunken behavior by lottery officials

Aug. 9, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has asked the attorney general to look into a whistleblower complaint about alleged inappropriate and drunken behavior by staff of the California State Lottery, a spokeswoman said Thursday. An anonymous employee last week sent Brown's office and The Sacramento Bee...

Family, friends fondly recall doctor shot while on bike

Jul. 23, 2018 7:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Dr. Mark Hausknecht usually rode his bicycle to work each morning, as he lived less than 2 miles from Houston Methodist Hospital. He was following his normal routine last week when a man also riding a bike approached the Houston cardiologist from behind and shot him twice in the torso,...

The Latest: Family, friends recall slain doctor as generous

Jul. 23, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a doctor as he rode his bike.(all times local): 4:35 p.m. Family, friends and patients are describing a Houston cardiologist fatally shot while riding his bicycle to work as a humble and generous person. They say Dr. Mark Hausknecht deeply cared about his...

Paramount fires its top television executive over comments

Jul. 19, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paramount says it has fired the head of its television division for making unspecified comments that drew complaints from employees. Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos wrote in a memo Thursday that Amy Powell had been fired for making comments that were "inconsistent with company...

The Latest: Nolan: 'Zero tolerance' for harassment

Jul. 19, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan's handling of a former top staffer accused of sexually harassing female staffers (all times local): 5 p.m. Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan says he has "zero tolerance" for inappropriate behavior in the workplace after questions have been raised about his...

Panthers owner under contract to keep Richardson statue

Jul. 10, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While new Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper would like the focus to be on his plans for the team's future, he cannot completely put the franchise's sullied past behind him. Tepper has to keep the prominent statue of Panthers' founder Jerry Richardson outside of the stadium as part...