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Best Buy and Kohl's extends streak of quarterly sales slumps as Americans focus on the essentials

May. 30, 2024 12:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The earnings results from Best Buy and Kohl's, announced Thursday, offer the latest evidence of consumers' cautious spending amid a challenging economic environment. Best Buy, the nation's largest consumer electronics chain, reported another quarterly drop in sales...

What a blast to work at NASA. Space agency is sky-high again in latest survey of federal employees

May. 20, 2024 09:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exploring the cosmos makes for happy employees, federal workers like to work from home like everyone else, and an agency that has struggled with low morale is showing improvement. Those are some of the highlights of a survey released Monday of more than a million...

Justice Dept. makes arrests in North Korean identity theft scheme involving thousands of IT workers

May. 16, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Thursday multiple arrests in a series of complex stolen identity theft cases that officials say are part of a wide-ranging scheme that generates enormous proceeds for the North Korean government, including for its weapons program. ...

Walmart lays off hundreds of employees and requires others to relocate

May. 14, 2024 21:34 PM EDT

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart on Tuesday announced layoffs affecting several hundred jobs at the retail giant’s campus offices. It also said it will require most remote workers and personnel in its Dallas, Atlanta and Toronto offices to relocate to its primary offices in...

Civeo: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 26, 2024 06:44 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — HOUSTON (AP) — Civeo Corp. (CVEO) on Friday reported a loss of $5.1 million in its first quarter. The Houston-based company said it had a loss of 35 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 26 cents per share. The...

New Jersey is motivating telecommuters to appeal their New York tax bills. Connecticut may be next

Apr. 24, 2024 10:51 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Telecommuting, a pandemic-era novelty that has become a permanent alternative for many people, has some Connecticut and New Jersey employees of New York-based companies questioning why they still have to pay personal income tax to the Empire State. Their home...

National Guard delays Alaska staffing changes that threatened national security, civilian rescues

Apr. 19, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Air National Guard has delayed its plan to downgrade the status of about 80 members of its Alaska unit, a move that would have threatened national security and civilian rescues in the nation’s most remote state. The Alaska Air National Guard confirmed...

Jill Biden says an agreement to let federal employee military spouses work from overseas is overdue

Apr. 17, 2024 20:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden said Wednesday that allowing federal employees who are military spouses to work from overseas is a “national security imperative” that is long overdue. The first lady spoke at a White House ceremony she hosted with Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen...

Breaking from routine with a mini sabbatical or 'adult gap year' can be rejuvenating

Apr. 11, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

If you daydream about getting a break from stress, you might picture a restful week of vacation or a long weekend away. But some people opt for something bigger, finding ways to take longer or more varied time away from the routine. Mini sabbaticals. Adult gap years. Or just gap...

Insider Q&A: CEO of fast-growing First Watch keeps the focus on breakfast

Mar. 18, 2024 06:12 AM EDT

First Watch, a restaurant chain that serves breakfast, brunch and lunch, is rising – and shining. The Bradenton, Florida-based chain, known for its fresh, seasonal ingredients and made-to-order menu, is one of the fastest-growing in its category in dollar sales and unit growth,...