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Tension thaws over whale plan between lobstermen, feds

Oct. 20, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group representing Maine's lobstermen says it's now willing to work with the federal government on a plan to protect right whales after withdrawing its support for the plan this summer. The Maine Lobstermen's Association is one of the key stakeholders in an effort to better protect...

The Providence Journal owners ask for overtime pay exemption

Oct. 18, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's labor department is considering a request from the owners of The Providence Journal to exempt the daily newspaper industry from state laws requiring overtime pay for Sunday and holiday work. The Providence Journal reports union leaders urged the department Thursday to...

Virginia schools head says critics created hostile workplace

Sep. 28, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The top administrator of one of Virginia's largest school districts is complaining he faces a hostile work environment from two board members who this summer opposed extending his contract. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports that Virginia Beach Schools Superintendent Aaron...

Major oil company plans 7 wells in Alaska petroleum reserve

Sep. 20, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A major oil company will drill seven new exploratory wells in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. ConocoPhillips is planning the work for this winter, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported . The wells will be focused on the prospective Harpoon area southwest of the company's...

Blue Cross North Carolina CEO charged with drunken driving

Sep. 19, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — The chief executive of North Carolina's largest insurer will retain his job despite a drunken driving arrest earlier this summer. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina issued a statement Thursday saying that its president and CEO, Patrick Conway, was in a car accident in June....

Aluminum wheel manufacturer to cut jobs in NW Arkansas

Sep. 18, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A company in northwest Arkansas that makes aluminum wheels says it will eliminate at least 250 jobs before next summer. Superior Industries International said Wednesday it will eliminate between 250 and 281 jobs between Nov. 18 and June 2020 at its facility in Fayetteville. The...

State employee fired for hiring daughter for summer job

Sep. 13, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A state epidemiologist who Connecticut health officials say hired and directly supervised her daughter in a summer job has been fired. The Department of Health fired Andrea Lombard of the agency's Hepatitis C program. Her supervisor, Heidi Jenkins Glowacki, was placed on 60-day...

Target ups hiring by 4% to more than 130,000 for holidays

Sep. 10, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is hiring more than 130,000 people ahead of the critical holiday season, up more than 4% from last year. The retailer is increasing by two-fold the number hires dedicated to handling online orders from stores. Retailers will likely have a tough time attracting holiday help again this...

Target ups hiring to more than 130,000 for holidays

Sep. 10, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target is hiring more than 130,000 people ahead of the critical holiday season, up more than 4% from last year. The retailer is increasing by two-fold number hires dedicated to handling online orders from stores. While the jobs are described as season, Target said Tuesday that 40% of the...

UPS plans to hold holiday hiring steady at about 100,000

Sep. 9, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — UPS said Monday it expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal workers and pay them more to handle the avalanche of packages shipped between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That's about the same number of people that UPS hired for last year's holiday season. UPS is also counting on automation to keep...