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Work friends can be hard to find. How to combat loneliness in the workplace

Jul. 08, 2024 20:20 PM EDT

Twice each month, executives at the dating app company Hinge gather for a team meeting. But rather than dive into discussions about metrics or revenue, they begin by simply talking. For the first 30 minutes of the two-hour meeting, these coworkers reveal hopes and anxieties — what...

Q&A: Jessica Calarco on ‘how women became America’s safety net’

Jul. 03, 2024 10:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Compared with its economic peers, the United States lacks social safety net programs like sick time, vacation time and health care. For decades, American women have filled the gaps, to the detriment of themselves and their families, according to sociologist Jessica Calarco. ...

Best Buy and Kohl's extends streak of quarterly sales slumps as Americans focus on the essentials

May. 30, 2024 12:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The earnings results from Best Buy and Kohl's, announced Thursday, offer the latest evidence of consumers' cautious spending amid a challenging economic environment. Best Buy, the nation's largest consumer electronics chain, reported another quarterly drop in sales...

What a blast to work at NASA. Space agency is sky-high again in latest survey of federal employees

May. 20, 2024 09:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exploring the cosmos makes for happy employees, federal workers like to work from home like everyone else, and an agency that has struggled with low morale is showing improvement. Those are some of the highlights of a survey released Monday of more than a million...

Justice Dept. makes arrests in North Korean identity theft scheme involving thousands of IT workers

May. 16, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Thursday multiple arrests in a series of complex stolen identity theft cases that officials say are part of a wide-ranging scheme that generates enormous proceeds for the North Korean government, including for its weapons program. ...

Walmart lays off hundreds of employees and requires others to relocate

May. 14, 2024 21:34 PM EDT

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart on Tuesday announced layoffs affecting several hundred jobs at the retail giant’s campus offices. It also said it will require most remote workers and personnel in its Dallas, Atlanta and Toronto offices to relocate to its primary offices in...

Civeo: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 26, 2024 06:44 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — HOUSTON (AP) — Civeo Corp. (CVEO) on Friday reported a loss of $5.1 million in its first quarter. The Houston-based company said it had a loss of 35 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 26 cents per share. The...