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puzder stakes future on discredited trickle down


president trump’s nomination of fast food ceo andrew puzder to head the u.s. department of labor is a betrayal to american workers—including the very workers trump promised to champion. the reasons are plenty: puzder’s firms have a long record of violating basic workplace standards. puzder opposes raising the minimum wage. he expresses disdain for allowing workers…






workers contributing more to, borrowing less from 401(k)s


new york — a rare double s of encouraging news on retirement savings: workers are contributing more to their 401(k) accounts, and they’re taking out fewer loans from them.so says fidelity, which looked at how 14.5 million savers are behaving in retirement plans that it administers. the combination means that the average 401(k) balance was $92,500 at the end of 2016, up nearly 5 percent from a year earlier.“fewer people have pension plans now, and they’re more reliant on a 401(k), so i think people realize the importance of savings,” says jeanne thompson, senior vice president at fidelity.paychecks finally seem to be on the upswing for families outside the top earners, and the median household income climbed 5 percent in 2015 to $56,516. that, plus the strengthening job market, had workers






workers contributing more to, borrowing less from 401(k)s


new york — a rare doubles of encouraging news on retirement savings: workers are contributing more to their 401(k) accounts, and they're taking out fewer loans from them.so says fidelity, which looked at how 14.5 million savers are behaving in retirement plans that it administers. the combination means that the average 401(k) balance was $92,500 at the end of 2016, up nearly 5 percent from a year earlier."fewer people have pension plans now, and they're more reliant on a 401(k), so i think people realize the importance of savings," says jeanne thompsons, senior vice president at fidelity.paychecks finally seem to be on the upswing for families outside the top earners, and the median household income climbed 5 percent in 2015 to $56,516. that, plus the strengthening job market, had workers






workers contributing more to, borrowing less from 401(k)s


new york — a rare double s of encouraging news on retirement savings: workers are contributing more to their 401(k) accounts, and they're taking out fewer loans from them.so says fidelity, which looked at how 14.5 million savers are behaving in retirement plans that it administers. the combination means that the average 401(k) balance was $92,500 at the end of 2016, up nearly 5 percent from a year earlier."fewer people have pension plans now, and they're more reliant on a 401(k), so i think people realize the importance of savings," says jeanne thompson, senior vice president at fidelity.paychecks finally seem to be on the upswing for families outside the top earners, and the median household income climbed 5 percent in 2015 to $56,516. that, plus the strengthening job market, had workers






another conflict? workers unionize at trump’s dc el


washington (ap) — some 95 percent of the housekeepers and guest-room workers at president donald trump’s downtown washington el have voted to unionize, setting up a new potential conflict of interest for the president.the washington post (http://tinyurl.com/hgdobfn) reports that about 40 such workers at the trump international el voted last week to join unite here local 25, which represents hospitality workers in the region. another 80 bartenders, servers, porters and other workers will vote next.trump put his sons in charge of managing his businesses but has refused to divest from them. as president, trump appoints top members of the national labor relations board, which rules on disputes between unions and employers.the local union’s executive secretary, john boardman, predicts a quick a






california looks to build $7 billion legal pot economy


sacramento, calif. — a handful of california government workers face a difficult task: by jan. 1, craft regulations that will govern the state's emerging legal pot market.californians last year approved a ballot measure that legalized the recreational use of marijuana, starting next year.now, state workers are trying to build the framework of rules under which the fragrant buds will be grown, processed, transported and sold.the new industry has a projected value of $7 billion.state and local governments could eventually collect $1 billion a year in taxes.getting it wrong could mean the robust cannabis black market stays that way — outside the law.gov. jerry brown has recommended spending more than $50 million to establish programs to collect taxes and issue licenses, while hiring more work






workers contributing more to, borrowing less from 401(k)s


new york (ap) — a rare doubles of encouraging news on retirement savings: workers are contributing more to their 401(k) accounts, and they’re taking out fewer loans from them.so says fidelity, which looked at how 14.5 million savers are behaving in retirement plans that it administers. the combination means that the average 401(k) balance was $92,500 at the end of 2016, up nearly 5 percent from a year earlier.“fewer people have pension plans now, and they’re more reliant on a 401(k), so i think people realize the importance of savings,” says jeanne thompsons, senior vice president at fidelity.paychecks finally seem to be on the upswing for families outside the top earners, and the median household income climbed 5 percent in 2015 to $56,516. that, plus the strengthening job market, had wor






us health care relies heavily on foreign workers. trump’s immigration ban is rai


c leveland – president trump’s temporary immigration ban could quickly undermine american health care, which relies heavily on foreign-born labor – including many workers from the middle east – to fill critical gaps in care, industry specialists say. as many as 25 percent of physicians practicing in the us were born in another country. rural clinics…






gop proposes limits on severance for state workers


st. paul, minn. — minnesota republicans are weighing changes to severance for state workers after gov. mark dayton was criticized for sizeable payouts to three top appointees who resigned.a house committee on tuesday will discuss a bill that would limit severance pay for state employees.dayton last year approved nearly $80,000 in total payments to two economic development commissioners and the director of higher education services.republican lawmakers say the payments violate the law and are not an appropriate use of tax dollars.rep. sarah anderson, the bill's author, says the bill would clarify what should be allowed.






gop proposes limits on severance for state workers


st. paul, minn. — minnesota republicans are weighing changes to severance for state workers after gov. mark dayton was criticized for sizeable payouts to three top appointees who resigned.a house committee on tuesday will discuss a bill that would limit severance pay for state employees. dayton has approved nearly $80,000 in total payments to two economic development commissioners and the director of higher education services throughout his six years in office.republican lawmakers say the payments violate the law and are not an appropriate use of tax dollars. rep. sarah anderson, the bill's author, says the bill would clarify what should be allowed.






construction worker deaths are up, but overall workplace deaths are down in colo


kathryn scott osler, the denver postmembers of the colorado state patrol attend to the casket of trooper jaimie jursevics on nov. 15, 2015, at denver first church of the nazarene in englewood. jurservics was among 75 workers to die on the job in the state in 2015.colorado experienced a surge in construction deaths in 2015, but transportation-related deaths dropped sharply, pushing workplace fatalities lower than in the previous year, according to a report monday from the colorado department of public health and environment.“overall it has been going in a good direction,” said roberta smith, occupation health manager at cdphe. “safety professionals  are doing a good job of making sure our workers are safe.”in 2015, 75 colorado workers died on the job, down from 84 workplace fatalities in 20






slack’s messaging service sets sights on big businesses – the denver post


by michael liedtke,the ociated presssan francisco — slack technologies, a fast-growing startup trying to wean businesses off email by hooking employees on its more informal messaging service, is now hoping to snare the world’s biggest companies as customers.on tuesday, the company unveiled a new feature intended to let workers in different departments communicate more easily with each other. the new option, called “enterprise grid,” is slack’s latest step toward its ambitious goal of making life at work “simpler, more pleasant and more productive.”in contrast to traditional e-mail, slack works more like a social network, allowing employees to share their thoughts, updates, web links and documents in channels that can be viewed on a personal computer or smartphone.since its 2013 debut, slac






slack’s messaging service sets sights on big businesses – the denver post


by michael liedtke,the ociated press san francisco — slack technologies, a fast-growing startup trying to wean businesses off email by hooking employees on its more informal messaging service, is now hoping to snare the world’s biggest companies as customers.on tuesday, the company unveiled a new feature intended to let workers in different departments communicate more easily with each other. the new option, called “enterprise grid,” is slack’s latest step toward its ambitious goal of making life at work “simpler, more pleasant and more productive.”in contrast to traditional email, slack works more like a social network, allowing employees to share their thoughts, updates, web links and documents in channels that can be viewed on a personal computer or smartphone.since its 2013 debut, slac






california unions grow as u.s. rolls shrink


love unions or hate them, california continues to be a relative bed for organized labor.a new report from the bureau of labor statistics shows union influence in the entire california workplace grew slightly last year, a stark contrast to declining union rolls nationwide.here are six things worth knowing:1. big numbers: california is a comparative union town, with 2.55 million members statewide in 2016, highest in the nation. those unionized workplaces roughly equal all the jobs in minnesota. new york was second last year at 1.9 million; illinois third, at 812,000.2. growing rolls: california union membership grew with the state job market, up 65,000, or 2.6 percent, in a year. nationally, it’s a different story: unions had 14.6 million members in 2016, down 237,000, or a dip of 1.6 percen






peepholes found in men's restroom at interstate rest areas


benson, n.c. — transportation workers say they've found six peepholes in the men's restrooms at two rest areas on interstate 40 in north carolina.the johnston county sheriff's office told local news outlets that workers reported the peepholes at the rest areas near benson on monday. capt. jeff caldwell said the holes were in the walls of the bathroom stalls.there were four holes at the rest area along the westbound lanes and two in the bathrooms at the rest area along the eastbound lanes.the damage was estimated at nearly $5,000 and has been repaired. investigators think the holes were drilled sometime between jan. 24 and jan. 28.no peepholes were found in the women's bathrooms at those rest areas.deputies are reviewing surveillance video from the area. no victims have come forward.






survey: us businesses add 246,000 jobs, most in 7 months


washington — u.s. companies ramped up hiring in january, adding the most new workers since june, according to a private survey.payroll provider adp said wednesday that businesses added 246,000 jobs last month, up from 151,000 in december. the hiring was widespread, with the construction, manufacturing, health care and shipping industries all adding jobs at a solid pace.the figures suggest that job gains have accelerated in the wake of the election. with the unemployment rate already low, at 4.7 percent, employers may be forced to offer higher pay to attract workers, which may create broader income growth.the adp data cover only private businesses and often diverge from official figures. economists forecast that the government's jobs report, due friday, will show a gain of 175,000, accordin






correction: india-us-tech visas story


new delhi — in a story jan. 31 about h-1b visas, the ociated press reported erroneously that proposed legislation could require more companies to prove that they have tried to hire u.s. workers before hiring foreign workers on h-1b visas. the change would actually force more companies to make a good faith effort to hire u.s. workers before considering foreign workers.a corrected version of the story is below:india it stocks slip amid worries about stricter h-1b visasthe shares of top indian it companies are falling in response to news of proposed u.s. legislation that could make it harder for companies to replace american workers with those from countries like indiaby muneeza naqvi ociated pressnew delhi (ap) — the shares of top indian it companies sank tuesday in response to news of propo






slack’s messaging service sets sights on big businesses


san francisco (ap) — slack technologies, a fast-growing startup trying to wean businesses off email by hooking employees on its more informal messaging service, is now hoping to snare the world’s biggest companies as customers.on tuesday, the company unveiled a new feature intended to let workers in different departments communicate more easily with each other. the new option, called “enterprise grid,” is slack’s latest step toward its ambitious goal of making life at work “simpler, more pleasant and more productive.”in contrast to traditional email, slack works more like a social network, allowing employees to share their thoughts, updates, web links and documents in channels that can be viewed on a personal computer or smartphone.since its 2013 debut, slack has emerged as a popular new w






trump h1-b visa plan poised to shake up silicon valley


with tempers still flaring over president donald trump’s controversial immigration ban, silicon valley now is bracing as trump lines up his next likely target — work visas that supply local tech companies with thousands of foreign workers.trump has drafted an executive order to overhaul the h-1b visa program, according to a report from bloomberg. the move is intended to protect american jobs from being snatched up by workers from overseas — keeping in line with the america-first policies trump has repeatedly promised his supporters — but it could mean a major shake-up for the silicon valley workforce.under the h-1b program, the u.s. grants 65,000 visas to skilled workers every year — and another 20,000 to foreigners who graduated from american universities. in 2013, about 27,000 of those v






google to help develop tech solution for public health in india


why it matters to you google is among tech companies that are looking to provide public health solutions in the fast-growing indian market.google is getting into government. according to a report from the economic times, the tech giant is in talks with the indian government regarding a public health sector partnership. should a collaboration come to fruition, google would offer a tech-based solution to help officials collect and analyze health data more efficiently.included in these solutions would be mobile apps to replace the paperwork that is currently needed for data intake. moreover, google would provide a standardized platform for tracking, maintaining, and sharing health data. apparently, the mountain view, california-based company began considering public health proposals after su






microsoft reaches out to its workers affected by immigration ban


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diapers on display as boeing paigns against machinists in s. carolina vote


the upcoming vote by boeing production workers in north charleston, s.c., on representation by the international ociation of machinists has sparked a propaganda war with factory displays and online videos.boeing is taking the gloves off to fight the machinists union with everything it’s got.monday, it was a video that starts with a brooding, dark seattle skyline looking pretty much like mordor. tuesday, a heaping pile of diapers.a vote by boeing’s production workers in north charleston, s.c., on feb. 15will determine if the international ociation of machinists (iam) will represent them. it has sparked a feverish, over-the-top propaganda war.every day, boeing issues a new video on a company website dedicated to convincing the workers they should reject the union.most read storiesunlimited d






gov. walker: white house interested in wisconsin union law


madison, wis. — wisconsin gov. scott walker said wednesday that he spoke with vice president mike pence about how the white house can implement on a federal level parts of the republican governor's contentious policy that all-but eliminated collective bargaining for public sector unions in the state.president donald trump has talked about wanting to weaken collective bargaining protections for federal employees, most of whom can't currently bargain over wages or benefits, to make it easier to hire and fire government workers and base pay on merit rather than tenure. those changes would require an act of congress.walker severely restricted union power in wisconsin and is now talking with the trump administration about "how they may take bits and pieces of what we did" with the union law and






us unemployment claims slide by 14,000 to 246,000


washington — fewer americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, another sign that u.s. workers are enjoying job security.the numbers: the labor department said thursday that claims for jobless aid fell by 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 246,000. the less-volatile four-week average rose by 2,250 to 248,000. overall, 2.06 million americans are receiving unemployment benefits, down more than 8 percent from a year ago.the takeaway: jobless claims are a for layoffs. the low levels suggest that employers are confident enough in the economy to be hanging on to their workers. weekly unemployment claims have now come in below 300,000 for 100 straight weeks, longest such streak since 1970.key drives: the u.s. labor market is solid. the unemployment rate is 4.7 percent, close to a






india it stocks slip amid worries about stricter h-1b visas


new delhi — the shares of top indian it companies sank tuesday in response to news of proposed u.s. legislation that would require salaries for h-1b visa holders to be doubled. the aim: to make it harder for companies to replace american workers with those from countries like india.by late afternoon shares of all the main it companies, like infosys, wipro and tata consultancy services, had fallen 2-4 percent on the bombay stock exchange. the it sub-index on the exchange, which comprises all the tech firms trading on the stock exchange, shed more than 3 percent.the high-skilled integrity and fairness act of 2017 introduced last week in the house of representatives by rep. zoe lofgren, a democrat from california's silicon valley area, aims to end what it calls the "abuse" of the work visa pr






canadian tech firms ask trudeau to give immediate visas after us immigration ban


a group of canadian technology company founders, executives and investors on sunday called in a letter for ottawa to immediately give temporary residency to those displaced by a u.s. order banning the entry of people from seven muslim-majority countries.the open letter said u.s. president donald trump’s executive order, which temporarily bars travelers from syria and six other countries and also puts a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the united states, had already “impacted several in our community.”“canadian tech companies understand the power of inclusion and diversity of thought, and that talent and skill know no borders,” said the letter, signed by more than 200 industry players.“many canadian tech entrepreneurs are immigrants, are the children of immigrants, employ and have






gov. walker: white house interested in wisconsin union law


madison, wis. (ap) — wisconsin gov. scott walker said wednesday that he spoke with vice president mike pence about how the white house can implement on a federal level parts of the republican governor’s contentious policy that all-but eliminated collective bargaining for public sector unions in the state.president donald trump has talked about wanting to weaken collective bargaining protections for federal employees, most of whom can’t currently bargain over wages or benefits, to make it easier to hire and fire government workers and base pay on merit rather than tenure. those changes would require an act of congress.walker severely restricted union power in wisconsin and is now talking with the trump administration about “how they may take bits and pieces of what we did” with the union la






almost half a million bucks worth of cocaine stuffed up nose of american airline


authorities say tulsa maintenance base workers workers for american airlines found seven bricks of cocaine weighing 31 pounds with a street value of about a half a million dollars hidden in the nose of an aa aircraft. an investigation into the mysterious heap of coke has since been taken over by a dea team based out of miami, florida, where the plane stopped from bogota en route tulsa for maintenance. tulsa county sheriff's office spokesman justin green says the plane arrived in miami from bogota, colombia, on sunday. it was flagged for maintenance and sent later that day to tulsa international airport, where american airlines has a maintenance base. while working on the nose gear, an airline employee noticed what looked like a clump of insulation or a brick-like object and called the sher






india it stocks slip amid worries about stricter h-1b visas


new delhi (ap) — the shares of top indian it companies sank tuesday in response to news of proposed u.s. legislation that would require salaries for h-1b visa holders to be doubled. the aim: to make it harder for companies to replace american workers with those from countries like india.by late afternoon shares of all the main it companies, like infosys, wipro and tata consultancy services, had fallen 2-4 percent on the bombay stock exchange. the it sub-index on the exchange, which comprises all the tech firms trading on the stock exchange, shed more than 3 percent.the high-skilled integrity and fairness act of 2017 introduced last week in the house of representatives by rep. zoe lofgren, a democrat from california’s silicon valley area, aims to end what it calls the “abuse” of the work vi






h-1b visas: the top 5 myths


image: vipdesignusa, getty images/istockp o to "protect the american people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the united states," president donald trump recently signed an executive order that freezes travel for 90 days for citizens from iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia, and yemen. additionally, the us refugee admissions program was suspended for 120 days, and syrian refugees have been indefinitely suspended from entry into the us. the order originally applied to all non-us residents from these countries, although the trump administration later eased the restriction on green card holders. one group impacted by the ban is h-1b visa holders from the seven countries. there is also speculation that trump will sign another executive order, with more specific chang






bill targeting workplace ordinances moves forward in minn. house


a bill aimed at repealing minneapolis and st. paul’s new paid sick leave ordinances — and preventing other minnesota cities from p ing their own labor rules — cleared a first hurdle in the minnesota legislature on thursday.the proposal, introduced by rep. pat garofalo, r-farmington, would prohibit cities from enacting ordinances that would mandate a higher minimum wage, paid sick leave or other types of leave or requirements about scheduling workers. after hours of public testimony, most of it in opposition to the bill, the house job growth and energy affordability policy and finance committee approved the plan in a 13-9 party line vote.garofalo said his intent with the bill was to avoid a patchwork of regulations around the state.“there are 854 cities in minnesota,” he said. “it is unreal






federal court may decide if employers can reject older job seekers to protect ‘i


boston — texas roadhouse is a nationwide chain of steakhouses with a casual vibe, a partner in country singer willie nelson and, according to federal officials, a history of labeling workers over 40 such things as “old ‘n chubby” and rejecting them for jobs where the customers see them. a lawsuit being heard by a federal…






teen arrested in jaguar suv stolen from naperville dealership


three men walked up to a group of car wash workers at the infiniti of naperville dealership tuesday, climbed inside two freshly washed luxury cars and drove away."they had a mission. they walked right up, got right in the cars and left like they owned them," said mike korallus, general manager... (bill bird)






white house says donald trump won't roll back lgbtq protections


the white house is embroiled in a debate over whether to reverse some key protections the obama administration extended to lesbian, gay, bi ual and transgender workers, according to several people briefed on the process.a draft of a potential executive order began circulating in washington over... (juliet eilperin, sandhya somashekhar)






gov. brown's pension reform effort has failed


gov. jerry brown’s attempt at pension reform has failed.since 2012 p age of his much-heralded changes to state retirement laws for public employee, the pension debt foisted on california taxpayers has only grown larger.the shortfall for california’s three statewide retirement systems has increased about 36 percent. add in local pension systems and the total debt has reached at least $374 billion. that works out to about $29,000 per household.it’s actually much worse than that. those numbers are calculated using the pension systems’ overly optimistic umptions about future investment earnings.using more conservative umptions, the debt could be more than $1 trillion, says pension expert joe nation, a former democratic state emblyman who currently teaches public policy at stanford.whatever the






cargill, food companies keep close eye on u.s. travel ban


cargill inc. is monitoring the travel ban imposed by president trump as it could affect many of the company's employees."cargill is working with its travel and security partners to determine what the action means for our employees," the wayzata-based company said in an e-mail sunday night. "we will continue to monitor the situation since it is evolving idly. cargill is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive global workforce."the agribusiness giant declined to offer specific problems its workers may be facing, citing "employee privacy" concerns.cargill employs more than 150,000 people in 70 countries. the company openly supports legal immigration. trump signed an executive order friday that suspends refugees awaiting resettlement in the u.s. for 120 days and syrian refugees indefi






h-1b visas: the top 5 myths


image: vipdesignusa, getty images/istockp o to "protect the american people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the united states," president donald trump recently signed an executive order that freezes travel for 90 days for citizens from iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia, and yemen. additionally, the us refugee admissions program was suspended for 120 days, and syrian refugees have been indefinitely suspended from entry into the us. the order originally applied to all non-us residents from these countries, although the trump administration later eased the restriction on green card holders. one group impacted by the ban is h-1b visa holders from the seven countries. there is also speculation that trump will sign another executive order, with more specific chang






homelessness goals are the same for all involved parties


rj sangosti, denver post filedenver police and city workers clear homeless ps on lawrence street on nov. 15.re: “moment of truth for denver’s anti- ping law,” jan. 21 vincent carroll column. vincent carroll criticizes those experiencing homelessness and their advocates for trying to take away the city’s responsibility to provide safe and attractive “sidewalks, alleys, parks and other public property.” what carroll seems to forget is that everyone wants the same basic end, but for different reasons.the city, the business community and some members of the public want to get rid of those experiencing homelessness from sleeping on the 16th street mall and sidewalks because their presence interferes with business, tourism and the general ambiance of the city. those who are homeless and their ad






san diego may loosen reserve policies to cope with deficit


facing a projected budget deficit of about $50 million, san diego officials plan to free up money by loosening two city reserve policies.the city council’s budget committee on thursday unanimously approved the policy changes, which would free up about $28 million in the budget for the new fiscal year that begins july 1.the policy changes, which the full council must also approve, would reduce the city’s workers’ compen ion reserve from 25 percent to 12 percent of the city’s typical annual payout, and slow the pace of a plan adopted last year to increase the city’s general fund reserve from 14 percent to 16.7 percent.the workers’ comp change would free up $25 million for the general fund by lowering the size of the reserve from $48 million to $23 million.another $3 million would become avai






psychiatric patient deaths spark scandal in south africa


johannesburg — the deaths of nearly 100 psychiatric patients last year in south africa's most developed province have prompted anger at government officials who transferred the patients to non-governmental groups allegedly operating with invalid licenses.while president jacob zuma on thursday expressed condolences to the families of the dead, some opposition leaders said the president was ultimately responsible for the scandal. they called for the resignation of david makhura, the premier of gauteng province. the democratic alliance, south africa's main opposition party, planned a candlelight vigil late thursday outside makhura's office in johannesburg.the province's top health official has already quit.only one of the deaths was linked to a mental illness, while 93 other patients died bec






7 ways to manage difficult personalities at work


the very first point of importance is to identify the difficult-to-handle co-workers.they can come in all sizes and shapes. there are gossip machines, bossy teammates, blamers, victims and show-stealers in all organizations. the very first step involves identifying who’s who in the office.once you know the people who can create problems, the least you can do is to avoid their company as much as possible. it will not help you avoid the problems they create, but it will keep you away from them and you can better concentrate on your work and productivity. out of sight, out of mind, so they say.






south africa president jacob zuma under fire for psychiatric patient deaths


johannesburg -- the deaths of nearly 100 psychiatric patients last year in south africa’s most developed province have prompted anger at government officials who transferred the patients to non-governmental groups allegedly operating with invalid licenses.while president jacob zuma on thursday expressed condolences to the families of the dead, some opposition leaders said the president was ultimately responsible for the scandal. they called for the resignation of david makhura, the premier of gauteng province. the democratic alliance, south africa’s main opposition party, planned a candlelight vigil late thursday outside makhura’s office in johannesburg.the province’s top health official has already quit.only one of the deaths was linked to a mental illness, while 93 other patients died be






silicon valley prepares to take on trump over immigration agenda


the president’s aggressive immigration agenda has silicon valley preparing to take on mr. trump.at issue: h-1b visas. companies rely on them to recruit top talent from around the world. “the immigration policy, in particular this visa program, is -- i think it’s very much on the table,” said jessica levinson, a law professor at loyola university. “my guess is it will be changed and it is very much up in the air.” playvideo urdaytrump signs order to halt immigrants from some muslim countries president trump friday signed a controversial executive order to suspend all refugees from entering the u.s. while the administration tightens th... currently, the u.s. grants visas to 85,000 foreign workers a year through a lottery. but a draft of a proposed executive order published in the new york ti






did santa clara county workers donate those christmas toys to the poor?


var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);after santa clara county employees took home dozens of toys donated as christmas gifts for the poor, top officials insisted the workers would give them to charity.but a month later, the county executive’s office refuses to account for what happened to the $200 motorized buggies and scooters that county workers signed receipts for by name. reporting by this news organization suggests many county employees never were told to donate them, and at least some of the needy who hoped to receive the gifts got nothing.a top aide takes responsibility only for botching the distribution.“it was a breakdown,” said steve preminger, the special istant to county executive jeff smith who oversaw the toy distribution. “this whole thing has blown up and become so






trump travel ban is a wake-up call for business


as they scramble to adapt to a white house ban on travel for foreign nationals of seven countries, companies are rethinking how their employees travel the globe and do business beyond u.s. borders.the order, which restricts people from seven muslim-majority nations from entering the country for 90 days, sent companies rushing to figure out which of their workers were affected. alphabet inc.’s google quickly arranged to bring an...






drone footage shows new progress on apple "spaceship" pus 2


why it matters to you if you've bought apple devices, then the firm's new pus is something you've paid for -- and it's set to produce all the best new apple products for years to come.another month, another video of the development of apple’s spaceship pus captured by a drone. the latest footage of ‘ pus 2’ shows some pretty hefty a nces to the building, including signs of new work on the canopies, plants around the building, and more.the new video shows renewed progress — the previous update we got of the pus showed that progress had slowed thanks to bad weather, and excess water seemed to have affected the landscaping. now, however, it seems as though the water has drained enough to continue work in most areas around the building.more: drone video provides updated aerial look at the new