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Hawaii seeks to be seen as a remote workplace with a view

HONOLULU (AP) — Software engineer Raymond Berger begins his work day at 5 a.m., before the sun comes up over Hawaii. ...

Restaurant workers out of work again as virus surges anew

Waiters and bartenders are being thrown out of work — again — as governors and local officials shut down indoor dining and drinking establishments...

Left for dead, twice, RadioShack gets another shot online

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — RadioShack, a fixture at the mall for decades, has been pulled from brink of death, again. ...

Tyson suspends Iowa plant managers amid virus betting claim

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tyson Foods suspended top officials at its largest pork plant on Thursday and launched an investigation into allegations that...

Pandemic upends plans, lives of renowned Cuban musicians

HAVANA (AP) — Renowned Cuban musicians are turning to the internet or seeking other jobs to survive a pandemic that has closed bars, clubs...

Hoot, hoot, hoot! Owl in Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't quite a partridge in a pear tree, but a worker helping set up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree...

Internal email reveals 65 virus cases among WHO Geneva staff

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has recorded 65 cases of the coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters, including five people who...

Breakthrough for women: Miami Marlins hire Kim Ng as GM

MIAMI (AP) — Kim Ng started her Major League Baseball career as an intern, and three decades later she's still on the rise while...

For business owners with COVID, virus is just one struggle

NEW YORK (AP) — When Chris Hyland caught the coronavirus, his ordeal went beyond being sick and exhausted — he couldn’t help his business...

Alaska’s sole member in US House tests positive for COVID-19

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Young announced Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, a day after the 87-year-old won his...

To help economy, bank proposes tax on working from home

LONDON (AP) — White collar staff reaping the financial benefits of working from home should be taxed to help other workers who aren't getting...

California voters reject revamp to property tax system

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California voters have rejected a proposal to partially dismantle the state’s 42-year-old cap on property taxes, a move that would...

The Latest: Italy imposing night curfew, other restrictions

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has signed off on new pandemic rules that include a nationwide overnight curfew and tighter restrictions on the...

Broncos GM Elway, team president Ellis positive for COVID-19

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The novel coronavirus has reached the highest levels of the Denver Broncos organization with general manager John Elway and team...

The Latest: Kentucky sees near-record number of new cases

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky reported a near-record number of new coronavirus cases Friday as the surging outbreak continued sending more people to hospitals, Gov....

US wages and benefits grow at sluggish pace amid pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wages and benefits for U.S. workers grew slowly this summer as employers sought to hold the line on pay gains in...

San Francisco curbs virus but once-vibrant downtown is empty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before the pandemic, Señor Sisig food trucks were a common sight in downtown San Francisco, dishing out Filipino fusion tacos...

Author of best-selling ‘Maid’ takes on college in ‘Class’

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephanie Land, who shared her story of single parenthood and working life in the best-selling memoir “Maid,” is writing a...

Israeli delegations bask in UAE glow, even as details few

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Another plane full of Israeli business people excited about their newfound access to the United Arab Emirates touched...

Spanish unemployment rises to 16.3% amid pandemic

MADRID (AP) — Spain says 355,000 more people were left unemployed in the third quarter, bringing the total jobless rate up to 16.3% from...

The Latest: India’s daily infections at lowest in 3 months

NEW DELHI — Authorities in India are reporting 36,470 newly confirmed coronavirus infections — that’s the lowest one-day tally in more than three months...

Belgium faces pivotal week as virus weighs on hospitals

BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities warned Monday that Belgium faces a pivotal week in its struggle to limit the spread of the coronavirus, as a...

From Detroit to Oakland, pandemic threatens urban renewal

DETROIT (AP) — Downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city center, motoring away from its past as the model of...

Top military leaders cleared to return to work at Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military leaders have been cleared to return to work at the Pentagon after having self-quarantined as a precaution...

US layoffs still high, but so is skepticism on jobless data

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped last week to a still-high 840,000, evidence that layoffs remain elevated seven months...

Shaq, Foxx set for online Black entrepreneurship special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Shark Tank” veteran Daymond John will host a live-streamed special aimed at bolstering Black entrepreneurship, with Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Union...

Floods in France, Italy swept bodies out of cemeteries

BREIL-SUR-ROYA, France (AP) — The grim job of searching for flood victims in Alpine villages and on the nearby French and Italian coasts has...

Australia plans massive pandemic budget, record deficit

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Tuesday announced plans to cut income taxes, create jobs for young people and stimulate business investment...

California voters to consider property tax overhaul

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For decades, California's system of limiting property tax increases has been deemed sacrosanct, a third rail for any politician. The...

Pre-election economy: Unemployment falls, but hiring slows

WASHINGTON (AP) — The final jobs report before Election Day a month from now showed hiring slowed in September even as the U.S. unemployment...

Sparkle, dance and postal service infuse Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) — From escapism at the disco, to resistance and aggression, even to pondering the importance of the postal service while working from...

Biologists try to foster orphaned mountain lion kittens

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Biologists studying mountain lions in Southern California tried to get a cougar mom to adopt two orphaned kittens but...

Ski resorts struggle to hire amid Trump’s student visa ban

DENVER (AP) — Milagros Sotelo was looking forward to traveling from South America to Tennessee to start a job at Ober Gatlinburg ski resort...

It’s ‘now or never’ for ex-Trump aides weighing speaking out

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Neumann wrestled with the decision for weeks. She worried about the backlash, the impact it would have on her career,...

IPOs head for banner year on stock market’s strength

Companies that cater to the “new normal” of working and shopping from home are rushing to go public. ...

California ban on fracking by 2024 criticized as too late

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Wednesday to end issuing new hydraulic fracturing permits by 2024, a delay criticized by many...

Ellen DeGeneres makes on-air apology, vows a ‘new chapter’

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres used her opening monologue of the new season of her daytime talk show to address allegations of a...

Judge agrees to delay US government restrictions on WeChat

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has approved a request from a group of U.S. WeChat users to delay looming federal government restrictions that...

Family, work and opera filled Ginsburg’s final summer

WASHINGTON (AP) — She was seeing family. She was exercising. She was listening to opera. She was doing the work of the court. She...

One family’s desperate, deadly attempt to flee Lebanon

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Mohammed Sufian did not dream of much: a job, food on the table, the chance to buy his 2½-year-old son...

California paid leave law among nation’s broadest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new law in California lets more people than almost anywhere else in the country take up to three months...

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates...

New companies face tough task overcoming pandemic, recession

NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Campbell had to rethink her new wallpaper business before she could sell her first sheet. ...

Retail sales rise for 4th straight month as growth slows

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans kept spending in August, but the pace of that growth is slowing as millions of people who lost jobs...

Amazon to hire 100,000 to keep up with online shopping surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon will hire another 100,000 people to keep up with a surge of online orders. ...

Austria’s leader: 2nd wave of virus has begun, use caution

BERLIN (AP) — Austria is seeing the start of a “second wave” of coronavirus infections, the country's leader said Sunday, urging citizens to comply...

Food plant cited for failing to protect workers from virus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s workplace safety regulator has cited a frozen food manufacturer and its temporary employment agency for failing to protect hundreds...

Black in Berlin: Group seeks more diversity in tech industry

BERLIN (AP) — The beginning of 2019 is when Kave Bulambo really started to wonder: Where are all the Black software engineers in Berlin? ...

What slowdown? Amazon seeks to hire 33,000 people

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is on a hiring spree. ...

Child care crisis pushes US mothers out of the labor force

NEW YORK (AP) — Angela Wynn had just launched her own project management business, hitting a career stride after years of struggle that began...

Construction starts on Britain’s high-speed rail project

LONDON (AP) — Construction formally began Friday on Britain's 106 billion-pound ($140 billion) high-speed railway project, aiming to forge better connections between cities for...

Pandemic pushes Colombians to commute by bicycle

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Luis Fernando Muete used to go to work on his city’s crowded bus system. But he's been using his bicycle...

Virgin Atlantic completes rescue plan; 1,150 jobs lost

LONDON (AP) — Virgin...

Police: Man snatches shop tip jar after applying for job

NORTH CATASAUQUA, Pa. (AP)...

UK encourages workers to return to the office

LONDON (AP) — The...

AP-NORC poll: Many in US shoring up finances amid downturn

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's...

Actors and Disney World reach deal after virus testing fight

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) —...

Facebook: Pandemic hurt enforcement on suicide, child nudity

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) —...

Pandemic wrecks global Class of 2020’s hopes for first job

LONDON (AP) — British...

McDonald’s sues ousted CEO, alleging employee relationships

McDonald’s says it's suing...

‘Worst nightmare’: Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 aid

An unemployed makeup artist...

Judge orders changes to voter guide for property tax measure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Report: Texas Tech women’s staff fostered culture of abuse

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) —...

California agency whistle blower claims she’s being ousted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states

BALTIMORE (AP) — Kelyn...

Insider Q&A: Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson

David Heinemeier Hansson has...

Virtual school: Teachers want to improve but training varies

After a rocky transition...

Rent’s due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

Another month passes. The...

California lawmakers slam employment agency for slow payouts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

AP-NORC poll: Nearly half say job lost to virus won’t return

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly...

Jobless claims rise as cutoff of extra $600 benefit nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Microsoft weathers pandemic, beats Wall Street expectations

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) —...

Slack files anti-competitive complaint vs. Microsoft in EU

Workplace chatting service Slack...

West wants $1M for new moms, slams Tubman at campaign rally

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) —...

Fed survey says economy has picked up but outlook cloudy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Games maker Ubisoft shakes up staff amid misconduct probe

PARIS (AP) — French...

London animation studio adapts to finish Disney film

LONDON (AP) — Hanging...

Ready to return, 4,000 Atlantic City casino workers told no

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP)...

California Assembly delays session after virus outbreak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

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