US to collect equal pay data from all big employers

January 28, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is expanding a data collection program aimed at ferreting out abuses of equal pay laws. President Barack Obama in 2014 directed the Labor Department to collect data from federal contractors about what they pay employees, sorted by gender, race and ethnicity. Obama’s new proposal will cover all businesses...

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Tax time is not a new playtime

January 28, 2016 • Local Business ReviewComments (0)

Marilyn Cozzens as an enrolled agent is a federally authorized tax specialist that has demonstrated a high level of tax expertise in tax law. EA’s are licensed in all 50 states by the US Treasury Department. It does not take a genius to prepare taxes; it...

Asian stocks edge higher after cautious Fed outlook

January 27, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

A man crosses a street in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm showing Japan’s Nikkei 225 that rose 455.02 points or 2.6 percent to 17,163.92 in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Chinese stocks sank again Wednesday but other Asian...

AP sources: Panel proposes ban on air shipments of batteries

January 27, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

This file frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shows a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. last April, where a cargo container was packed with 5,000 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Officials say...

Philippine growth short of target at 5.8 percent in 2015

January 27, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine economy grew 5.8 percent in 2015, short of even lowered government expectations. Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan says Thursday that growth is “still respectable” given difficult...

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Pro Active Hearing LLC of Roswell It’s not just about hearing, it’s about understanding

January 27, 2016 • Local Business ReviewComments (0)

Get a complete hearing exam at Pro Active Hearing, 214 W. First. It’s free and you’ll learn a lot about your hearing, how to protect it and how to hear better if you need help. Michelle and Richard Jones purchased Pro Active Hearing, at 214 W. 1st, in...

Obama administration loosens Cuba embargo with new measures

January 26, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this July 20, 2015, file photo, Javier Yanez looks out from his balcony where he hung a U.S., and a Cuban national flag, to celebrate the restored full diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Unites States, in Old Havana. The U.S. Commerce Department...

Major mine expansions in West test moratorium on coal sales

January 26, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this April 4, 2013 file photo, coal is loaded onto hopper cars at the Spring Creek Mine near Decker, Mont. An Obama administration effort to overhaul coal sales from public lands will be put to its first test as companies seek to advance two major mining...

French taxis, air traffic controllers, schools on strike

January 26, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

A taxi driver is being treated after he was injured at Orly Airport while trying to block a bus entrance, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Paris taxi drivers protesting what they consider unfair competition from rival services such as Uber are joining teachers and...

Former workers sue Disney, consulting companies over layoffs

January 25, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two former technology employees at Walt Disney World in Florida are suing Disney and the outsourcing companies they say colluded to break the law and replace workers with cheaper immigrant labor. Representing both former employees,...

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