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  • D86 voters will have say on teacher pensions

    D86 voters will have say on teacher pensions
    Voters in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 will have the chance in November to weigh in on an advisory ballot question related to teacher pensions. The board voted 4-3 Monday to place the following question on the Nov. 4 ballot: "Shall the...
  • 401(k) funds studied for far less time than car purchases, survey says

    401(k) funds studied for far less time than car purchases, survey says
    Americans know that 401(k) retirement plans are important, but they spend only a moderate time researching investments and are often confused about how to pick the best funds, according to a new survey. Nearly nine in 10 workers view 401(k) plans as...
  • Activists call for probes into Ron Tomalis' 25% pension boost as Gov. Tom Corbett's higher education adviser

    HARRISBURG — Using Halloween decorations as props, good-government activists called for investigations into whether Gov. Tom Corbett's former education secretary-turned-adviser floated through the administration as a "ghost employee" who will...
  • Ousted education aide Ron Tomalis looking at enriched state pension

    HARRISBURG — As part of his re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett has been barnstorming communities and urging lawmakers to change the state pension systems to control spiraling debts he says hurt taxpayers. But Corbett's decision to retain...
  • GOP delegate has proposal for health coverage for the poor

    GOP delegate has proposal for health coverage for the poor
    A senior House of Delegates Republican is working on a unique-to-Virginia proposal to expand health care coverage for low-income Virginians that he hopes will break the standoff over Medicaid expansion. Del. Thomas Rust, R-Herndon, plans to offer...
  • Invest in the future with apprenticeships [Commentary]

    Invest in the future with apprenticeships [Commentary]
    Last month's enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), so long in the making, is a milestone. It makes important updates to our workforce training system and demonstrates national support for the expanded use of sector strategies...
  • Surgeons, physicians top CareerCast list of 10 best-paying jobs

    Surgeons, physicians top CareerCast list of 10 best-paying jobs
    The occupations deemed to be the top 10 best-paying professions by job search website CareerCast have a few things in common: Most require extensive training or education and many are intensely stressful. Seven of the 10 – including physicians,...
  • Are L.A. cops under pressure to water down violent crime data?

    Are L.A. cops under pressure to water down violent crime data?
    An investigation by Los Angeles Times reporters found that the "LAPD misclassified nearly 1,200 violent crimes during a one-year span ending in September 2013, including hundreds of stabbings, beatings and robberies." Like all police departments, the...
  • Changes coming to state employee health plan

    Changes coming to state employee health plan
    Maryland officials approved $16 billion in contracts Wednesday that are intended to change the way state employees use health care by offering rewards for taking steps to stay well — and imposing penalties for refusing to comply. Rewards would...
  • Report: Health Care Industry Offers Best-Paid Jobs

    With an average annual salary of $233,150, surgeons top the list of highest-paying jobs in North America as tallied by the job-search website CareerCast. Seven of the 10 best-paid jobs were in health care. Physicians, second on the list, were paid $187,...
  • Internationalism prompts boom in language business

    WASHINGTON It's a high-stakes, multibillion-dollar industry with tight deadlines, demanding clients and lives at risk. Any miscommunication could cause a deep financial loss or death. Some in the industry work in war zones while others have cozy home...