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  • Wal-Mart's U.S. workers to get pay raises

    Wal-Mart's U.S. workers to get pay raises
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries to reshape the image that its stores offer dead-end jobs. As part of its biggest investment in worker training and pay...
  • Wal-Mart pay hike raises hopes of workers and shoppers

    Wal-Mart pay hike raises hopes of workers and shoppers
    With Wal-Mart raising the minimum wage for its U.S. employees to at least $9 an hour, some workers who are making a bit more now hope they're not left behind. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Thursday that the hike for 500,000 employees, starting in April,...
  • 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 raises will still leave many unable to pay expenses

    Wal-Mart raises will still leave many unable to pay expenses
    WASHINGTON — For roughly 500,000 Wal-Mart workers set to receive pay raises, something is better than nothing. But it still won't be enough for many of them to afford housing and transportation and feed and raise children without government aid,...
  • 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....
  • Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's US workers to get pay raises

    Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's US workers to get pay raises
    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains U.S. hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries to reshape the image that its stores offer dead-end jobs. As part of its biggest...
  • 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...