Employee benefits

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Carl Lewis in his market in Rankin, Pa. About half of Lewis' customers pay with benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, so the government's proposal to replace the debit card-type program with a pre-assembled box of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients worries him and other grocery operators in poor areas. Food stamp administrators across the country are expressing reservations about "America's Harvest Box," pitched by Agriculture Department officials as a way to cut costs and improve efficiency. The government is proposing to replace the debit card-type program with a pre-assembled box of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 10, 2018 - 8:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii's food stamp administrator says he was stunned when he first heard that the U.S. Agriculture Department wanted to replace some cash benefits with a pre-assembled package of shelf-stable goods. That changed quickly to frustration, befuddlement and serious concern. "This will...
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February 26, 2018 - 8:13 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The board of directors of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts is facing mounting lawsuits from shareholders who allege they breached their fiduciary duties when they ignored what has been described as a longstanding pattern of sexual abuse and harassment by the company's founder, Steve...
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February 26, 2018 - 2:40 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The official in charge of New York's $209 billion public pension fund has sued Wynn Resorts in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against former company CEO Steve Wynn. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (dee-NAP'-oh-lee) announced Monday that the lawsuit alleges certain...
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February 26, 2018 - 2:17 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York official in charge of the state's $209 billion public pension fund has filed a lawsuit against Wynn Resorts in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against former company CEO Steve Wynn. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (dee-NAP'-oh-lee) announced Monday that the...
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A young golden-handed tamarin (Saguinus midas) clings onto its father in their enclosure in Sosto Zoo in Nyiregyhaza, 245 kms east of Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Attila Balazs/MTI via AP)
February 24, 2018 - 11:39 am
BARE SCARE: NAKED MAN FIRES GUN, FLEES AFTER CRASH WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man crashed his vehicle into another car, got out, stripped naked, fired a gun into the air and ran off into the woods in North Carolina. Lt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office tells...
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February 13, 2018 - 1:09 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's highest court has ruled that a police officer and firefighter injured while responding to separate emergencies are not entitled to disability retirement benefits. The Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in the cases of Orangetown Police Officer James Kelly and...
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January 31, 2018 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. workers' wages and benefits grew 2.6 percent last year, the fastest 12-month pace since the spring of 2015. The 12-month gain in wages and benefits came despite a slight slowdown at the end of last year with wages and benefits rising 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter, a tiny...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, investor Warren Buffett gestures on stage at a national conference sponsored by the Purpose Built Communities group that Buffett supports, in Omaha, Neb. Amazon, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JPMorgan Chase say they’re creating a new company that will help address the health care needs of their U.S. workers, announced Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
January 30, 2018 - 3:52 pm
The leaders of Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan announced the ambitious goal of improving health care coverage all of their employees. They say they are forming a new company that will be "free from profit-making incentives and constraints" and hint its results might be applied on a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, investor Warren Buffett gestures on stage at a national conference sponsored by the Purpose Built Communities group that Buffett supports, in Omaha, Neb. Amazon, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JPMorgan Chase say they’re creating a new company that will help address the health care needs of their U.S. workers, announced Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
January 30, 2018 - 3:26 pm
The leaders of Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan announced the ambitious goal of improving health care coverage all of their employees. They say they are forming a new company that will be "free from profit-making incentives and constraints" and hint its results might be applied on a...
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This Oct. 5, 2016 photo shows a sign outside the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City N.J. warning that the casino is to shut down on Monday Oct. 10. On March 1, 2017, billionaire investor Carl Icahn sold the shuttered casino to Hard Rock International, which plans to rebrand and reopen it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
March 03, 2017 - 10:22 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The sale of Trump Taj Mahal casino to Hard Rock International has left some winners and losers in Atlantic City. The winners included a union whose members were willing to lose their own jobs to stand up to Taj owner and billionaire investor Carl Icahn. And, a Native...
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