A former city manager's huge $787,000 salary is only half of the unusually generous total compensation given to the official in the small California blue-collar city of Bell, according to a city official.
Tens of thousands of Chinese workers are killed in workplace accidents each year because the communist nation relies on local authorities to enforce national safety guidelines, which companies and local governments routinely ignore for the sake of production.
State and local governments this summer gained the dubious distinction of being the nation's biggest source of job losses — a trend that likely helped to break a stalemate in Congress last week over providing states with additional aid.
With the district in a financial crisis and hundreds of its members facing layoffs, the Milwaukee teachers union is taking a peculiar stand: fighting to get its taxpayer-funded Viagra back.
The woman at the center of the sexual harassment claim that forced the resignation of Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd revealed her identity Sunday and said she is "surprised and saddened" that Hurd lost his job.
Private employers added new workers at a weak pace for the third straight month, making it more likely economic growth will slow in the coming months. The jobless rate was unchanged at 9.5 percent.
Businesses took on another 71,000 new workers in July, continuing the trend of creating a trickle of new jobs since the beginning of the year, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
Legislation long sought by Democrats to save the jobs of 300,000 teachers, police and other public workers passed the Senate on Thursday.
Social Security will pay more in benefits this year than it will take in because of payroll taxes in the sluggish economy, but Medicare's solvency could be extended by years thanks to the new health care law, according to two reports on the government's big entitlement programs released Thursday.