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  • Audit: West Virginia corrections salaries worst nationally

    A legislative audit says West Virginia has the lowest starting salaries for state correctional officers in the country. On Monday, Kristina Taylor of the Legislative Post Audit Division relayed the low correctional pay marks to state lawmakers. The...
  • State: Overtime And Support Costs At Southbury Are Justified

    State: Overtime And Support Costs At Southbury Are Justified
    In explaining the high costs of running the Southbury Training School, which is gradually closing, state officials detailed the significant medical needs of the remaining 305 developmentally disabled residents at the campus. The average age is 66;...
  • McDonald's pay raise: Where's the beef?

    No doubt, you were as impressed as I was to learn that McDonald's had voluntarily adopted a pay raise for employees in its fast-food restaurants. Hey, they're not so bad after all, I naively thought. What an enlightened company. What generous and...
  • With district's deadline looming, Saucon Valley teachers meet, but take no vote on contract

    With district's deadline looming, Saucon Valley teachers meet, but take no vote on contract
    The Saucon Valley teachers union met this week with the majority of its members, but no vote was taken on whether to accept the district's latest contract offer, a deal district officials said will be pulled from the table by the close of business Friday....
  • Hampton Roads Wal-Mart employees to see wage increase

    Hampton Roads Wal-Mart employees to see wage increase
    More than 15,000 Wal-Mart employees across Virginia, including Hampton Roads, have received a bump in pay. As part of Walmart’s additional $1 billion investment in its workers this year, the retail giant will be giving pay raises to 15,703...
  • He's back: Mark Pincus returns to Zynga as CEO

    Mark Pincus is back as CEO of Zynga, the struggling online game company he founded in 2007. He's taking back the reins from Don Mattrick, the former head of Microsoft's Xbox division who took over from Pincus two years ago. The San Francisco company...
  • Cal State faculty survey describes low pay, hardship

    Cal State faculty survey describes low pay, hardship
    Some California State University faculty say their salary is so low that they must work two jobs, can’t afford to buy a home and at times depend on food stamps and other government assistance to get by. Those and other hardships were recounted...
  • Change in insurance plan may cost Porter County employees

    A vote on amending a portion of the health insurance plan for Porter County employees came after some discussion about the Board of Commissioners having more time to review information before they take a vote. Commissioners voted 3-0 to amend the plan so...
  • The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them

    The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them
    In case you are still skeptical that many of the non-poor — and, in fact, a lot of the rich — receive benefits from government too (for which we don't make them pee in a cup or promise not to buy luxuries), we've rounded up some more...
  • Child care cost puts squeeze on parents

    Samantha Lawson, of Mount Airy, had been working in the child-care industry for eight years when, in 2012, she learned was pregnant with twins. It should have been a wholly happy occasion, but Lawson was immediately faced with a quandary: How would she...
  • Southwest Airlines CEO earns big boost in compensation

    FORT WORTH, Texas Southwest Airlines chief executive Gary Kelly received more than $5 million in executive compensation in 2014, a 24 percent jump from the previous year, as the Dallas-based airline posted its most profitable year ever. According to a...