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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...

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...

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...

'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...

$100 million will be directed to expand broadband internet

Nov. 10, 2021 13:49 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state will direct $100 million in additional funding to expand broadband internet in Wisconsin. The latest round of grants comes from the 2021-2023 biennial budget signed by Gov. Tony Evers in July, which provided $129 million over the biennium...

White House rushes with infrastructure fixes for US economy

Nov. 09, 2021 17:56 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Biden administration is relying on infrastructure dollars to help fix the clogged ports and blanket the nation with internet access — but a series of initiatives rolled out on Tuesday show that the urgent pace might not be fast enough to address the immediate needs of...

New United Way CEO on mission to improve workplace culture

Nov. 05, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

Angela Williams has taken the helm of the nation’s largest charity with a powerhouse resume behind her — and a long list of challenges in front of her. As the first woman and the first African American to lead United Way Worldwide, she must deal with the fallout of...