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Corn meal, whiskey help save Ute Mountain Ute Farm and Ranch

Nov. 27, 2021 10:18 AM EST

TOWAOC, Colo. (AP) — Drought in much of the West, 22 years running, has struck Colorado’s Four Corners tribal lands with bitter force. This year, the Ute Mountain Ute’s celebrated 7,700 acre farm and ranch operation had to lay off half its workers as thousands of acres lay fallow. ...

125 layoffs coming at western Indiana auto parts factory

Nov. 10, 2021 15:20 PM EST

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (AP) — More than 100 jobs are being cut at a western Indiana auto parts factory in its second round of significant layoffs this year. International Automotive Components has notified state officials that it will permanently cut 125 jobs at its...

Lebanon's oldest English-language daily folds amid crisis

Nov. 02, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Daily Star, one of the leading English-language newspapers in the Arab world and Lebanon’s oldest, has folded following a years-long financial struggle. An email reviewed Tuesday by The Associated Press informed employees of the decision to...

New NY law lets workers propose hours cut instead of layoffs

Oct. 23, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Workers facing layoffs in New York state now have a right to ask their employers instead to trim all workers' hours and have unemployment insurance help offset the losses for everyone, under a law that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Saturday. The measure...

US unemployment claims fall to new pandemic low of 290,000

Oct. 21, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a new low point since the pandemic erupted, evidence that layoffs are declining as companies hold onto workers. Unemployment claims dropped 6,000 to 290,000 last week, the...

Norway's PM-designate: Center-left govt to focus on climate

Oct. 13, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Norway’s prime minister-designate on Wednesday presented his proposal for a two-party, center-left minority government that is pledging to pursue “a fair climate policy that cuts emissions and creates jobs.” Jonas Gahr Stoere, the leader of...

Barry Diller's IAC buying magazine co Meredith for $2B

Oct. 07, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Diller's IAC is buying Meredith, one of the country's largest magazine companies and the publisher of People, Southern Living and InStyle, in hopes of accelerating a digital shift as print fades. IAC's Dotdash, a collection of websites including...

Workshare is 'phenomenal' in pandemic, labor secretary says

Oct. 05, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine program that lets state employers reduce worker hours instead of laying workers off entirely has been a "phenomenal tool" during the pandemic, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said Tuesday. The Workshare Program was used only by one or...

US unemployment claims rise after hitting pandemic low

Sep. 16, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits moved up last week to 332,000 from a pandemic low, a sign that the spread of the delta variant may have slightly increased layoffs. Applications for jobless aid rose from 312,000 the week before,...

Coleman plant in Sauk Rapids closing, eliminating 175 jobs

Sep. 04, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Coleman Co. will close its plant in Sauk Rapids, resulting in 175 people losing their jobs. The Star Tribune reports Coleman, owned by Newell Brands, notified the state that the plant would close by the end of the year. In...