- OSHA investigating report of CO2 leak at General Mills plant Updated: Oct-08-15 2:06 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A federal agency is investigating a report of a carbon dioxide leak at a General Mills plant in Kansas City.
- The Latest: Congressman harmed by VW cheat Updated: Oct-08-15 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest on the congressional hearing on Volkswagen's emissions-rigging (all times local):
- EU agrees to speed migrant deportation, buttress borders Updated: Oct-08-15 12:53 pm
LUXEMBOURG - The European Union on Thursday took measures to buttress its porous external borders and toughen up its migrant return program in an attempt to build a credible refugee policy that would continue to embrace those fleeing for their lives yet punish those seeking economic gain.
- Drop in applications for US unemployment benefits last week Updated: Oct-08-15 9:42 am
WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, as employers hold onto workers despite a recent slowdown in hiring because of global pressures weighing on the U.S. economy.
- Man charged for setting up fake job interviews in Florida Updated: Oct-08-15 8:39 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Police say a Florida man set up fake job interviews and even collected urine samples from potential applicants, so he could access their Social Security numbers, bank information and other personal data.
- Cambodia to increase garment industry minimum wage Updated: Oct-08-15 7:10 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia announced Thursday it will raise the minimum wage for clothing workers by 9.4 percent to $140 a month, hoping to ease tensions in the country's main export industry.
- Transformer plant in Virginia to expand, add 79 jobs Updated: Oct-08-15 3:08 am
WYTHEVILLE, Virginia - A Swiss company will spend $3.1 million to expand its Wytheville transformer manufacturing plant and add 79 jobs.
- Fiat Chrysler avoids strike with new tentative contract Updated: Oct-08-15 2:21 am
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler has avoided an expensive strike at its U.S. plants after reaching a tentative labor agreement with the United Auto Workers union.
- Fiat Chrysler, UAW still bargaining as strike threat looms Updated: Oct-07-15 5:32 pm
DETROIT - The threat of a strike is looming as Fiat Chrysler and the United Auto Workers continue negotiating a new contract.
- Auto experts: Top managers probably knew of VW cheating Updated: Oct-07-15 5:19 pm
DETROIT - Auto industry insiders strongly suspect the emissions cheating scandal at Volkswagen is much wider and reaches higher up the corporate ladder than the company is letting on.
- Colorado potato packing plant settles sex harassment suit Updated: Oct-07-15 4:03 pm
DENVER - The operators of a Colorado potato packing plant have agreed to pay nearly a half million dollars to settle accusations that it tolerated the sexual harassment of more than a dozen of its female workers for over a decade.
- Watchdog agency critical of employee supplemental insurance Updated: Oct-07-15 3:59 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Supplemental insurance policies that North Carolina state agencies offer workers lack oversight, complicate decision-making and result in wasteful employee and taxpayer spending, the General Assembly's government watchdog team told lawmakers Wednesday.
- Monsanto to eliminate 2,600 jobs, posts 4Q loss Updated: Oct-07-15 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON - Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will eliminate 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-saving plan designed to deal with falling sales of its biotech seeds and herbicides, which pushed its quarterly losses deeper into the red.
- TJX names long-time employee Ernie Herrman as next CEO Updated: Oct-07-15 3:38 pm
NEW YORK - TJX, the company behind T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and other discount stores, said Wednesday that it named President Ernie Herrman as the retailer's next CEO.
- West Virginia editorial roundup Updated: Oct-07-15 3:21 pm
Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:
- Drury to cut 12 jobs because of lower enrollment Updated: Oct-07-15 11:56 am
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - Drury University has announced plans to cut a dozen jobs amid lower student enrollments.
- Ex-CFO of custom homes firm charged with stealing $186,000 Updated: Oct-07-15 11:42 am
PITTSBURGH - The fired chief financial officer has been charged with stealing roughly $186,000 from a western Pennsylvania custom homes business.
- Baker schools superintendent announces more layoffs Updated: Oct-07-15 10:51 am
BAKER, Louisiana - Nine more teachers and staff have been laid off from the Baker School System, according to Superintendent Herman Brister Sr..
- Some Thibodaux workers to get 3 percent raise Updated: Oct-07-15 10:42 am
THIBODAUX, Louisiana - Some city of Thibodaux employees will receive higher pay starting Jan. 1.
- As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss arise Updated: Oct-07-15 10:12 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked."
- James Patterson to pay holiday bonuses to bookstore workers Updated: Oct-07-15 8:45 am
NEW YORK - Attention employees at independent bookstores: James Patterson would like to pay you a holiday bonus.
- Alpha to idle 2 southern West Virginia mines, lay off 92 Updated: Oct-07-15 7:45 am
BECKLEY, West Virginia - Alpha Natural Resources plans to idle two coal mines in southern West Virginia and lay off 92 workers at the end of November.
- Company opens facility to process Asian carp Updated: Oct-07-15 4:04 am
FARMINGTON, Kentucky - A new Kentucky company is creating several dozen jobs in western Kentucky and turning the invasive Asian carp into a wholesale foods business.
- Pacers Sports & Entertainment VP wins leadership prize Updated: Oct-07-15 3:40 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The vice chairman of Pacers Sports & Entertainment has won a $100,000 grant from the Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation.
- Supporters, critics of transgender bills clash at hearing Updated: Oct-06-15 8:47 pm
BOSTON - Critics of Massachusetts proposals to extend non-discrimination protections to transgender people in restaurants, schools or any place that accommodates the public said the state should instead focus on the privacy rights of children and women.