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Newgarden sticks to Penske plan as others grab spotlight

May. 17, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden brought Team Penske's prestigious No. 1 car to Indianapolis. Since then, the defending series champion has mostly been out of the spotlight. He watched one teammate, Will Power, dominate opening weekend to give the team its 200th series win. He's seen another, Helio...

Wynn Resorts points to changes after founder's resignation

May. 16, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The board of directors and CEO of Wynn Resorts on Wednesday sought to show shareholders they are working to strengthen the casino operator's corporate culture and moving it forward without its founder. Shareholders gathered in Las Vegas for the company's annual meeting learned of the many...

Lawsuit accuses AT&T Mobility of pregnancy discrimination

May. 14, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Represented by high-powered lawyers, two women filed a federal court lawsuit Monday accusing AT&T's mobile phone subsidiary of firing them for pregnancy-related absences in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws. The women allege that AT&T Mobility's attendance policy, which...

NFL: Bills acted properly in team president's resignation

May. 11, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL has determined the Buffalo Bills acted properly in the aftermath of team president Russ Brandon's resignation amid allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with a female employee. The league released a statement Friday saying it will take no further action against...

NBC says no culture of harassment in its news division

May. 9, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's internal investigation following Matt Lauer's firing says it doesn't believe there is a culture of sexual harassment at the news division and that current news executives weren't aware of the former "Today" show anchor's behavior until the complaint that doomed him. Investigators also...

Nike confirms departure of 4 more executives

May. 8, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four more Nike executives have left the sportswear company amid its efforts to overhaul workplace culture. They are Helen Kim, vice president of Nike East for North America; Simon Pestridge, global vice president of marketing for performance categories; Steve Lesnard, the head of running in...

California store faces suit over no-Spanish language policy

May. 3, 2018 8:46 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A grocery store in San Diego subjected Hispanic employees to harassment and a hostile work environment by implementing a no-Spanish language policy, federal officials said Thursday. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit alleging store managers at Albertsons...

Volkswagen's new CEO promises a more ethical culture

May. 3, 2018 7:38 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's new CEO, Herbert Diess, has vowed to build a more ethical culture after the company's diesel emissions scandal and outlined a new structure aimed at streamlining decision-making at the sprawling company. Diess said Thursday at the shareholder meeting that company's...

Russ Brandon resigns as Bills, Sabres president

May. 2, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Russ Brandon abruptly resigned his dual role as president of the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Buffalo Sabres after being confronted by the teams' owners regarding an alleged inappropriate relationship with a female employee, two people with direct knowledge of the situation told...

Where college students can find emergency money and housing

May. 1, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

College students without a financial safety net are in a tough spot when unexpected costs arise. "The chances their parents can pick up the bill are not as high," says Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor at Temple University in Philadelphia and founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, a research center at the University of...