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  • Yes: Level playing field to keep industry: Front Burner

    Yes: Level playing field to keep industry: Front Burner
    The Taylors came to Orlando 20 years ago in search of work and a good place to raise a family. Carla and Jeff built a house in College Park and enjoyed life as their daughter grew up while involved in school, sports and church. The Taylors' story, though,...
  • Obamacare fits the bill as more people turn to freelancing

    Obamacare fits the bill as more people turn to freelancing
    Sean Williams used to work at Ford. But when the company offered the 46-year-old Chicagoan a buyout, he seized the opportunity to go back to school and pursue his dream of becoming a cinematographer. Williams graduated in 2012 with a master's degree...
  • Wal-Mart's raise underscores the poor condition of most low-wage workers

    Wal-Mart's raise underscores the poor condition of most low-wage workers
    Before we all jump for joy at Wal-Mart's announcement Thursday that it's raising the pay of 500,000 employees, let's place it in perspective. Wages for Wal-Mart's lowest-paid employees have long been a national scandal. In 2009, Ohio officials disclosed...
  • Lockport aldermen OK new personnel policy

    Lockport aldermen this week approved a new policy on employee benefits while assuring the city's unionized employees and their representatives that the changes do not affect them. At Wednesday night's city council meeting, city Administrator Ben Benson...
  • Wal-Mart pay hike may put pressure on other low-paying industries

     Wal-Mart pay hike may put pressure on other low-paying industries
    Wal-Mart's advertising slogan is "Save money, live better," but for years the world's largest retailer has been criticized for not paying its workers enough to do that. Now, facing rising minimum wages in California and other states, competition for...
  • Wal-Mart's wage hike still too little too late

    Wal-Mart's wage hike still too little too late
    As Spider-Man so wisely put it, "With great power comes great responsibility." Wal-Mart announced Thursday that it will boost wages for about half a million workers to at least $9 an hour, or $1.75 above the federal minimum wage. This is a good thing....
  • NY lawmakers weigh pay hike, limits on outside work

    Here's one idea for addressing Albany's chronic corruption: Pay state lawmakers more, while significantly limiting how much they can make from side jobs. New York state legislators make a base salary of $79,500, an amount that hasn't changed in 15 years,...
  • After deadly avalanche, sherpas must decide whether to climb again

    After deadly avalanche, sherpas must decide whether to climb again
    The low boom, like thunder, didn't startle Galden Sherpa at first. At Mt. Everest base camp, climbers often heard the loud rumble of ice fracturing as the first sunlight struck the mountainside above. Then word came over the radio: A massive glacier had...
  • Obamacare penalty for uninsured is due at tax time

    The Affordable Care Act required taxpayers to have qualified health care insurance in 2014. If you did not, unless you qualified for an exemption, you may be required to pay a penalty. This provision is known as "individual shared responsibility." If...
  • Consultant finds sustainable career in green buildings

    MILWAUKEE It takes more than an architect to bring out the green in a building. Allan Skodowski of Transwestern Sustainability Services in Milwaukee leads a team of sustainability and LEED certification consultants who help buildings from Milwaukee's...
  • How Live Nation exploits low-wage workers to stage its concerts, festivals

    How Live Nation exploits low-wage workers to stage its concerts, festivals
    Thirty-six hours at Bonnaroo, the massive Tennessee music festival, sounds like a great way to spend a June weekend. Unless you're working backstage without breaks, fighting exhaustion because one of your colleagues called in sick and there's nobody...