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Required state employee masking, vaccinations in discussion

Aug. 02, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday that his administration is discussing with state employee union leaders the possibility of required mask wearing, COVID-19 vaccinations or testing requirements for certain workers, calling the talks “very positive” so far. ...

Google delays return to office, mandates vaccines

Jul. 28, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses are fully reopened. The more highly contagious delta...

Virus's impact: More relaxing and thinking, less socializing

Jul. 23, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The eruption of COVID-19 last year caused the proportion of people working from home in the U.S. to nearly double, with the shift most pronounced among college graduates and workers in such fields as finance and professional services. The share of...

Report: Economic "center of gravity" could shift from Boston

Jul. 13, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The rise of hybrid and remote work during the past year and a half is just one of the ways the future of business in Massachusetts could change in the post-pandemic years — shifting the state’s economic “center of gravity” away from the greater Boston core, according...

Review prompted by building collapse closes Miami courthouse

Jul. 10, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami-Dade County Courthouse will begin undergoing repairs immediately because of safety concerns found during a review prompted by the deadly collapse of a nearby condominium building, officials said. An engineering firm that examined the 28-story...

State worker unions sue Lamont over return to office order

Jul. 09, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

State employee union leaders are suing to stop Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's order to have workers return to the office now that much of the state has emerged from the pandemic, accusing him of violating prior telework agreements reached with the unions and ignoring the benefits of having...

Midco will invest $500 million to expand fiber network

Jul. 09, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Midwestern network and technology services provider says it plans to invest $200 million to upgrade and expand its fiber network in North Dakota. Midco said it's part of a larger $500 million investment to its network in the upper Midwest that...

Is Thursday the new Monday? Flexible working is in flux

Jul. 08, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year, companies around the U.S. scrambled to figure out how to shut down their offices and set up their employees for remote work as the COVID-19 virus suddenly bore down on the world. Now, in a mirror image, they are scrambling to figure out how to...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jul. 07, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. July 6, 2021. Editorial: Booker’s positions won’t mesh with voters In the past several elections for U.S. Senate in our state, the Democratic Party has demonstrated that it has difficulty picking candidates who can...

Up to 2,000 Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees to stay remote

Jul. 06, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Up to 2,000 Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees will keep working remotely in some capacity after the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. Brenda Blair of Dartmouth-Hitchcock tells the Valley News that positions will be affected at least part of the...