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Google workers demand abortion protections, data privacy

Aug. 18, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are petitioning the company to extend its abortion healthcare benefits to contract workers and to strengthen privacy protections for Google users searching for abortion information online. Google parent company Alphabet had...

Don’t bank on your business to fund your retirement

Aug. 11, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

Retirement can loom like a dark cloud for small-business owners. Many invest blood, sweat and tears — and every penny — into building their business but never set cash aside for the future. A huge number of entrepreneurs have reported putting aside no retirement savings at all....

Machinists at 3 Boeing defense plants ratify new contract

Aug. 03, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nearly 2,500 workers at three Boeing defense plants in the Midwest voted Wednesday to ratify a contract that their union said will raise pay by an average of 14% over three years and add inflation adjustments. The vote by members of the International Association of...

Senate gives final OK to expanded health care, disability benefits for vets exposed to burn pits; Biden's signature next

Aug. 02, 2022 19:36 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate gives final OK to expanded health care, disability benefits for vets exposed to burn pits; Biden's signature next.

Atlantic City casino contracts bring 4 years of labor peace

Jul. 28, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City casino workers are getting substantial raises and the gambling halls will enjoy four years of labor peace now that all nine casinos have reached new contracts with the industry's main employee union. On Thursday afternoon, the Golden Nugget...

Resorts reaches deal with union; only 1 casino without pact

Jul. 28, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Resorts casino reached an agreement with Atlantic City's main casino workers union on Wednesday, leaving only one of the city's nine casinos without a new labor agreement. That casino, the Golden Nugget, will sit down at the bargaining table Thursday with...

Millennial Money: Can job-hopping help retirement savings?

Jul. 26, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

Millennials have been coined the “job-hopping generation,” and I’ve contributed to that stereotype. I started my career at 22 and have job-hopped almost every year since. For many of those years, I was young and restless, and there was another part of me looking for more fulfilling work and...

Millennial Money: 4 money moves to make before baby arrives

Jul. 12, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

The arrival of a new baby is all-consuming. In the early weeks, your waking hours are a cycle of feedings, diaper changes and Googling “Is it normal for a baby to (fill in the blank).” Mustering the energy — and attention span — for otherwise routine tasks like showering and...

'Yellowstone' actor charged with disability payment fraud

Jul. 11, 2022 21:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Yellowstone" actor Q’Orianka Kilcher has been charged with illegally collecting nearly $97,000 in disability benefits while working on the TV show, authorities announced Monday. Kilcher, 32, of North Hollywood, is charged with two felony counts of workers'...

Connecticut launches modern unemployment filing system

Jul. 06, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut, after six years of development, has launched a new computer system for processing unemployment benefits, replacing a 40-year-old one that became overwhelmed at times during the COVID-19 pandemic given the historic number of applications. ...