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2 hrs ago | MarketWatch

Saving for retirement could cost you $400k

A worker who saves 10% of her salary in a 401 every year for 40 years is pretty much a model citizen in the Republic of Personal Financial Responsibility.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Law

6 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Connecticut jobs increase as winter's freeze ends

However, the state has regained less than 55 percent of the jobs lost from March 2008 to February 2010 during the recession, economists said.

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Related Topix: Weather, Law, 9

6 hrs ago | West Australian

EU lawmakers smooth way for class actions against cartels

European lawmakers on Thursday eased the way for cartel victims to claim compensation from companies under new rules that also shield price-fixing whistleblowers from being the main target of million-euro lawsuits.

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6 hrs ago | Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Labor Market Steps Forward: Wages Grow and Jobless Claims Drop

Initial applications for unemployment benefits are trending near pre-recession lows.

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10 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

Ken Calvert: Congressman discusses lawsuit abuse in Corona

A meeting at a Corona restaurant gave Rep. Ken Calvert a chance to talk about his bill to curb frivolous lawsuits against businesses stemming from the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Ken Calvert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Law

14 hrs ago | Small Business Trends

Strengthening Your Small Business With Subcontractors

Dealing with the ebb and flow of workloads can be challenging for small businesses.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Healthcare Law, Law, Social Security, Medicare, Health

19 hrs ago | State of Maine

Maine's Job Bank Surpasses 7,500 Real, Local Jobs

Maine's Job Bank, at http://www.mainecareercenter.com , continues to increase its number of job listings with more than 7,500 available for applicants.

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Related Topix: Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Rep. Lynn Jenkins says failed bill didn't address gender pay gap

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins said Wednesday she would support legislation that helps educate women about their right to equal pay, but lawyers - male or female - would be the only ones helped by a bill that died in the Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Lynn Jenkins, Republican, US House of Representatives, Law

Examiner.com

New job training programs highlighted by President at a PA community college

President Obama spoke about the economy at a GE gas engine plant in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Thursday and outlined his four-step plan for restoring opportunity; creating new jobs; and training Americans with the skills to fill those jobs.

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Related Topix: Waukesha, WI, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Law

Missourian

Court expands legal rights for injured workers

The Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling Tuesday that gives greater legal protections to injured workers who subsequently are fired from their jobs.

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Related Topix: Law, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Amy Ridenour

Myth: America Had A Free-Market Health Care System Prior To ObamaCare

It appears that the second greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing lots of Americans that they had a free-market health care system prior to ObamaCare.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health Insurance, Health, Medicare, Medicaid

JD Supra

A Check on the EEOC Attack on the Credit Check

We have written a few times about the EEOC's closer inspection of background checks and the use of criminal records in employment decisions because of their potential adverse impact on classes of applicants.

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Related Topix: Law, Education, Kaplan

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Editorial: Half a loaf on Community Center Theater may not be enough

A renovation plan would cost $11 million just for the ADA fixes. Beyond that, the City Council faces big decisions about the 40-year-old building's future as Sacramento's workhorse arts venue.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Law, UC Davis, Opinion

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Bajan Reporter

Awards for Reporting Tax Compliance Issues: Be an Edward Snowdon or...

Whistleblowers are an important part of the IRS tax compliance program, and can receive substantial awards if the IRS uses their information.

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WDBZ-AM Cincinnati

Dubuque, Iowa Officials Admit To Housing Discrimination Against Blacks

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced an agreement with the city of Dubuque, Iowa , that effectively settles allegations that the city discriminated against African Americans applying for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

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Related Topix: Dubuque, IA, African-American, Law

InvestmentNews

DeWaay settles with Labor Department over retirement plan recommendations

Famed financial adviser Donald Gene DeWaay Jr. has reached a settlement with the Labor Department to pay $341,487 to 68 retirement plans following federal investigations into some of his firm's sales.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Law

Pam's House Blend

Chelsea Manning to Take a More Active Role in Her Case During Appeal

During her trial, the only time the public heard from Chelsea Manning was when she made statements in court.

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Related Topix: Law, Leavenworth, KS

Logan Banner

SWVCTC Offers New Mechatronics Apprenticeship Program

On April 8, Southern W.Va. Community and Techncial, Unilin NA LLC, Robert C. Byrd Institute and the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Apprenticeship ... On Tuesday, April 8, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College announced a new agreement with Unilin NA LLC, Robert C. Byrd Institute and the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Law, West Virginia, West Virginia Government

Go Local

Rob Horowitz: The Civil Rights Act, 50 Years Later

Last week President Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton came together at a Civil Rights Summit held at the LBJ library to mark the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and to celebrate the man who was instrumental in bringing it about.

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Related Topix: George Bush, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Law, African-American

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Townhall

Kathleen Sebelius: Scapegoat

Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: "1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place; 2. Chiefly biblical.

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Related Topix: Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, Kansas Government, Kansas, Law, Opinion

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