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  • Rauner takes dead aim at unions

    Rauner takes dead aim at unions
    WHEREAS Gov. Bruce Rauner issued a sweeping executive order Monday "respecting state employees' freedom of speech," and WHEREAS this order began with 26 "Whereas ..." paragraphs, many of which mistily invoked the violated rights of public sector workers...
  • Bloomfield School Budget Proposal Carries 1.85 Percent Increase

    BLOOMFIELD — Schools Superintendent James Thompson is proposing a $39.27 million budget for 2015-16. The spending plan, which Thompson presented to the board of education Tuesday, calls for an increase of $713,000, or 1.85 percent, over this year's...
  • Attack your taxes: what's new for 2014

    The 2014 tax filing season officially opened on Jan. 20, and you should have received all of the documents necessary to attack your taxes four weeks later. For the technophobes out there, the IRS has a reminder. Filing electronically is the most accurate...
  • Back to the 19th century

    Back to the 19th century
    My recent column about the growth of on-demand jobs like Uber making life less predictable and secure for workers unleashed a small barrage of criticism from people who contend that workers get what they're worth in the market. A Forbes Magazine ...
  • Limited supply of free-agent cornerbacks could lead to big deals, sources say

    Limited supply of free-agent cornerbacks could lead to big deals, sources say
    The supply of cornerbacks in free agency isn't expected to meet the demand around the NFL, which could lead to inflation in the price of defensive backs, according to league sources. The market ceiling will probably be established by Seattle Seahawks...
  • American Residential Warranty to create 70 jobs in Boca Raton

    American Residential Warranty to create 70 jobs in Boca Raton
    American Residential Warranty is scheduled to open a new headquarters at 901 Yamato Road on Thursday. The national provider of consumer home warranties has 40 employees. It was previously located off North Dixie Highway in Boca Raton. Over the next...
  • Wal-Mart's $1 billion bargain: Wage hike, training a smart investment

    Wal-Mart's $1 billion bargain: Wage hike, training a smart investment
    The latest greatest bargain at Wal-Mart isn't on anything it sells. It's the $1 billion price tag for the retail powerhouse's effort to improve the pay and training of its hourly workers. The edge of greater efficiency and improved customer service...
  • Obama seeks to soothe labor's anger over trade with union-friendly economic pitch

    On a cold overcast morning in January, President Barack Obama briefly delayed his departure for an Iowa day-trip to huddle in the Oval Office with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka and United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams. The topic was Obama's...
  • When a state blocks Obamacare, ERs close: The lesson of Louisiana

    Baton Rouge, La., is about to lose one of its crucial hospital emergency rooms, and the reason is clear: The administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal has refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and won't put up any other money to keep the...
  • After years of weak wage growth, strong hiring appears to be spilling over into pay

    As the U.S. economy has steadily recovered from the Great Recession, the critical missing piece has been a painful lack of pay raises for many Americans. Their pain may be easing. Friday's jobs report signaled that raises have finally begun to flow...
  • Arkansas, Bielema agree to 2-year extension, raise through 2020

    Arkansas has seen enough of Bret Bielema in two seasons to make it want the former Wisconsin coach to stick around a while longer. Following its first winning season in three years, the school announced the signing of its football coach to a two-year...