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Cognizant CEO discusses fierce battle for technology talent

Nov. 29, 2021 09:12 AM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Digital services have become more important than ever since the pandemic began in early 2020, and that's meant big business for major technology companies. But there's also a downside to the tech boom. It's making it more difficult than ever to recruit and retain...

High inflation? Low polling? White House blames the pandemic

Nov. 27, 2021 17:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is soaring, businesses are struggling to hire and President Joe Biden’s poll numbers have been in free fall. The White House sees a common culprit for it all: COVID-19. Biden’s team views the pandemic as the root cause of both the...

Workers’ paradise? Portugal's new teleworking law takes flak

Nov. 27, 2021 03:49 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s new law on working from home makes the European Union country sound like a workers’ paradise. Companies can’t attempt to contact their staff outside working hours. They must help staff pay for their home gas, electric and...

Lawsuit alleges discrimination at Wilmington Fire Department

Nov. 25, 2021 09:20 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A firefighter in Delaware is accusing the Wilmington Fire Department of years of racial and religious discrimination that he says created a hostile work environment. The News Journal reported Wednesday that the lawsuit was filed in federal court...

Massachusetts House is inching closer to a full reopening

Nov. 22, 2021 17:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House is inching closer to a full reopening of the Statehouse, which has been largely closed to visitors, state lawmakers and their staff since the start of the pandemic, with most working remotely. On Dec. 13, the Massachusetts House...

Vegas schools boss open to staying but requires assurances

Nov. 20, 2021 15:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The school superintendent for metro Las Vegas says he's willing to consider staying in that job following the district board's reversal of its previous decision to fire him but adds that there are unresolved issues. Superintendent Jesus Jara said Friday...

Colorado gov expands antibody access, resists mask mandates

Nov. 20, 2021 13:56 PM EST

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado residents with COVID-19 who are at high risk of severe illness will no longer need a doctor's referral before getting antibody treatments designed to keep them out of hospitals, starting next week. Gov. Jared Polis made the announcement...

How to be a 5-star traveler this holiday season

Nov. 19, 2021 08:56 AM EST

If you skipped holiday travel last year (or haven’t traveled at all during the pandemic), your travel skills might be rusty. Plus, some travel etiquette has changed. Recent history indicates that this holiday travel season will be challenging, as evidenced by chaos seen...

'Flashing red': Belgium tightens rules amid COVID-19 surge

Nov. 17, 2021 14:06 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium extended the use of facemasks and mandatory remote work on Wednesday in an attempt to contain a new surge of COVID-19 cases. “The alarm signals are flashing red,” said Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. The premier added...

Minnesota city woos telecommuters with robust internet, cash

Nov. 15, 2021 01:06 AM EST

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Last year, like many Americans, Matt Fahrenbruch found himself suddenly doing his job from home. He lived in Topeka, Kansas, where he audited programs for the state Legislature. As remote work continued during the pandemic, and his team’s...