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  • Emergency communications agency finds ways to hire friends, skirt competitive bidding

    WASHINGTON As a new federal agency set out in the summer of 2012 on the mammoth task of building a nationwide wireless communications network for more than 4 million emergency responders, an eyebrow-raising pattern took shape. The First Responder Network...
  • Pinched consumers going on saving spree, looking for deals

    Squeezed between flat wages and rising prices, many middle-class consumers are feeling poor. The recession forced many people to change their ways as nearly 9 million Americans lost their jobs and home foreclosures hit record highs. As a result, many...
  • Passion for helping youth trumps a big paycheck for wellness coordinator

    By Erinn Hutkin Jim Bell doesn't believe you have to "look like Mr. Olympia" or run the Chicago Marathon every year to educate others about health and fitness. He simply strives to practice what he preaches. "You have to be well-versed in what you're...
  • Oracle's Ellison took smaller pay package in fiscal 2014

    Oracle's Ellison took smaller pay package in fiscal 2014
    (Reuters) - Oracle Corp's  Larry Ellison, who is stepping aside as chief executive officer, took less money home in fiscal 2014 that the year before following criticism of his compensation and concerns about the software company's struggles against...
  • Employers and their workings are in the dark about health-care prices

    Health-care providers and insurance companies do not have to reveal their negotiated prices, frustrating everyone trying to control medical costs. At a hearing to discuss the rising costs of health-care benefits for employees of Miami-Dade County in...
  • Hyundai Motor land bid sparks strikes, complicates labor talks

    SEOUL (Reuters) - A $10 billion bid by Hyundai Motor Co and two affiliates for a plot of land in Seoul could delay resolution of perennially contentious wage talks, with auto workers angered by news of the deal striking for a second day on Wednesday. The...
  • Apopka's Anderson collects nearly $350,000 in unused sick, vacation time

    Apopka's Anderson collects nearly $350,000 in unused sick, vacation time
    The city of Apopka on Wednesday paid former Chief Administrative Officer Richard Anderson $346,665 in unused vacation time, personal days and sick leave as part of his retirement package. The payout did not include Anderson's two city pensions —...
  • You may be your retirement fund's worst enemy

     You may be your retirement fund's worst enemy
    Ask just about anyone near retirement age if they think they will have plenty of money to last through retirement and you're likely to see their insecurity. A new study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College shows they aren't being...
  • 401(k) rollovers: Consider these tips to avoid tax trap

    It was a silly oversight. Back in high school, I had worked for my town's library and accumulated a tiny retirement savings account. Years later, I was told I could transfer the funds to another retirement plan. If I did nothing, I'd get a check for...
  • New York, Illinois find success in tackling labor violations

    PONTOON BEACH, Ill. On an overcast July afternoon, with the clock ticking on their lunch break, men in blue jeans and hard hats filed out of the four-story Fairfield Inn & Suites under construction near Interstate 270. Jon Gould, a Carpenters Union job...
  • Tech factory workers strike in China over mooncakes, benefits

    SHANGHAI/DONGGUAN (Reuters) - About 16,000 workers at two subsidiaries of Taiwanese touch-screen maker Wintek Corp went on strike over holiday benefits this week in southern China in one of the biggest work stoppages this year, the Xinhua news agency...