(Reuters) – Boeing Co said it had agreed to pay $57 million to settle a lawsuit in which employees accused the company of mismanaging their 401(k) retirement plan.
Google today announced the arrival of trash cans in the web version of Google Calendar. If you have edit rights for a given calendar in the web app, you will be able to click on its dropdown menu and access its Trash folder. From there, you can restore deleted calendar events, or delete them forever. […]
ONE issue that virtually every Democratic presidential candidate has weighed in on this year is the wage gap between the sexes. The most commonly-cited statistic is that women make just 77 cents for every dollar men do, with the implication being that the 23-cent gap is a result of discrimination. While the statistic is accurate, interpreting it requires some nuance: at least some of the gender pay gap can be explained by differences in things like the number of hours worked or type of careers each gender pursues.
Economic research suggests that the majority of the gender pay gap is because of differences within occupations rather than across them. What is tougher to determine is if women make less for “same work”: studies tend to rely on data from the US Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labour Statistics which are reliable but lack detail when it comes to specific occupations. For instance, in the American Community Survey, one of the most popular sources of data, all doctors fall under the classification “physicians and surgeons” which is problematic since salaries can vary greatly depending on what sort of specialism…Continue reading
(Reuters) – A recent U.S. regulatory review could force banks to scale back loans to energy companies whose revenues have been hit hard by falling oil prices, and could force more oil drillers into bankruptcy, analysts said.
(Reuters) – Privately held outdoors retailer Bass Pro Shops is exploring an offer for Cabela’s Inc , the U.S. hunting and fishing store chain targeted by activist investor Elliott Management, people familiar with the matter said.
While major companies struggle with Federal Aviation Administration drone restrictions, a new startup is busy mapping the sky in preparation for the day that drones can fly free. “Think of it as Waze or Google Maps for drones,” said Hivemapper founder Ariel Seidman. He said the goal is to help drone pilots fly more safely (and legally). Today Hivemapper is […]
This Veterans Day, franchisee Andrew Mason is creating customized energy-management plans in Oklahoma City.
BERLIN (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s luxury diesel cars in Europe are fitted with the same software that American regulators say was used to cheat emissions tests in the United States, the carmaker said on Thursday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal jury found two former traders at Rabobank [RABO.UL] guilty of fraud on Thursday in the first U.S. trial arising from a global investigation into manipulation of Libor, the leading benchmark for pricing financial transacti…
While the US has been busy worrying about “too big to fail,” China’s largest banks have just been getting larger, says analyst Dick Bove.
Social gaming company Zynga made Wall Street investors smile Wednesday as it reported better-than-expected earnings. Zynga has now beaten estimates for three consecutive quarters — two of them since Mark Pincus returned as chief executive after the departure of Don Mattrick. Hits such as Words With Friends, Wizard of Oz Slots, and Empires & Allies are helping […]
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(Reuters) – Target Corp has lost another round in its attempt to prevent pharmacy workers at a New York City store forming what would be the first union in the retailer’s 113-year history after a U.S. labor agency declined to review its objections to t…
Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Mobile Data Labs, a startup that built MileIQ, a mileage-tracking app for iOS and Android. The app isn’t going anywhere. But the people behind the app will begin working on integrations with Microsoft software. “The team will continue to build and offer mobile productivity solutions and look to […]
Electrolux is not in settlement talks with the U.S. on its bid for General Electric’s appliance business, a lawyer said Thursday.
SPONSORED: This sponsored post is produced in association with Panasonic Lab 1.0. Millennials are hungry — not just for inspired meals, but for the connection they represent, says Eve Turow, author of A Taste of Generation Yum. And while half of the 80 million American Millennials identify as “foodies”, this is a cross-cultural, generational phenomenon. “In […]
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The East outspends the West when it comes to mobile, and the gap could grow as more countries come online. Asian countries are responsible for $14 billion in spending on mobile games, according to industry-tracking firm SuperData. As you might expect, a ton of that cash comes from China, one of the world’s largest economies. But […]
The founder of a startup offering jet-setters unlimited flights says simplifying customer service is the best luxury for his target market.
DETROIT (Reuters) – United Auto Workers members at the General Motors Co truck plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, approved a new four-year contract by a wide margin, joining momentum in favor of the deal as voting continues on Thursday.