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Berkshire Eagle
Jurors in UMass rape trial set to begin deliberationsNORTHAMPTON >> Jurors in the rape trial of Adam T. Liccardi will begin de
Jurors in UMass rape trial set to begin deliberations
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 4 hours ago
NORTHAMPTON >> Jurors in the rape trial of Adam T. Liccardi will begin deliberating Tuesday after hearing the defendant on Monday deny taking part in the alleged gang rape of a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in... Read more
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PhysOrg
Using ultrathin sheets to discover new class of wrapped shapesUMass Amherst materials researchers recently proposed and validated a model of
Using ultrathin sheets to discover new class of wrapped shapes
PhysOrg / Posted 14 hours ago
UMass Amherst materials researchers recently proposed and validated a model of wrapped shapes used to encapsulate one fluid droplet within another. Shown is a 39 nm sheet, radius 1.52 mm, and water drop in silicone oil floating on fluorinated oil.... Read more
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International Business Times
US academics warn Silicon Valley of Narendra Modi's Digital India programme A month ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Silicon Valley – the first by an Indi
US academics warn Silicon Valley of Narendra Modi's Digital India programme
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
A month ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Silicon Valley – the first by an Indian prime minister in 47 years – over 100 academics at US universities have shot off a letter warning tech giants of the risks of doing business with a government that has... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Tearful victim testifies in Liccardi rape trialNORTHAMPTON >> The prosecution in the trial of Adam T. Liccardi rested it
Tearful victim testifies in Liccardi rape trial
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 3 days ago
NORTHAMPTON >> The prosecution in the trial of Adam T. Liccardi rested its case Friday afternoon after jurors heard over two hours of testimony from the former University of Massachusetts Amherst student who says she was gang-raped in her dorm... Read more
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Business Travel News
Gender Pay Gap Demands More, Better ResearchTwo compelling reader letters prompted by BTN’s 2015 Salary & Attitude Survey a
Gender Pay Gap Demands More, Better Research
Business Travel News / Posted 3 days ago
Two compelling reader letters prompted by BTN’s 2015 Salary & Attitude Survey appear below, along with BTN editor-in-chief Elizabeth West’s response. P. Jason King Associates chairman and CEO Jason King writes: Every year that I have received or... Read more
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Salon.com
The pivotal climate-change challenge that America isn’t talking about nearly enoughIn the 2016 presidential election, we are approaching a singular and momentous
The pivotal climate-change challenge that America isn’t talking about nearly enough
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
In the 2016 presidential election, we are approaching a singular and momentous crossroads in our nation’s history. Will we, or will we not, make a serious effort to achieve a low-carbon future for our children and our planet? The fossil fuel magnates... Read more
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Rutland Herald
UVM tops Campus Pride list of LGBTQ-friendly schools BURLINGTON � The University of Vermont has made the short list of colleges an
UVM tops Campus Pride list of LGBTQ-friendly schools
Rutland Herald / Posted 3 days ago
BURLINGTON � The University of Vermont has made the short list of colleges and universities considered open and accepting of gay and transgendered students. UVM made the top-25 list of... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Household Labor, Caring Labor, Unpaid LaborYves here. It’s not hard to notice that there are far more posts on labor issue
Household Labor, Caring Labor, Unpaid Labor
Naked Capitalism / Posted 4 days ago
Yves here. It’s not hard to notice that there are far more posts on labor issues in anticipation of the Labor Day holiday than I have seen in my history of blogging. It seems to be a zeitgeist indicator, if nothing else, of rising class... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Text massages used as evidence in rape trialNORTHAMPTON — Jurors in the rape trial of Adam T. Liccardi saw text messages We
Text massages used as evidence in rape trial
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 5 days ago
NORTHAMPTON — Jurors in the rape trial of Adam T. Liccardi saw text messages Wednesday between Liccardi and his co-defendants in which the men discussed whether they should pay $500 to the woman accusing them of gang-raping her, in order to stop her... Read more
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Capital City Weekly
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online NewspaperStory last updated at 8/26/2015 - 2:22 pm UAS Sitka selects new Campus Directo
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online Newspaper
Capital City Weekly / Posted 5 days ago
Story last updated at 8/26/2015 - 2:22 pm UAS Sitka selects new Campus Director Dr. Paula Martin has been hired as Campus Director of the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus. Currently, Martin serves as Assistant Director for Academic... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Williams College earns top 25 honors for support of LGBTQ studentsWILLIAMSTOWN >> Williams College has been nationally ranked as one of the
Williams College earns top 25 honors for support of LGBTQ students
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 5 days ago
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Williams College has been nationally ranked as one of the most friendly campuses for those who are gay, bisexual, transgender or otherwise nonheterosexual. In a top 25 "best of the best" list published Monday by nonprofit... Read more
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Eagle Bulletin
Empire Innovation scholar comes to Upstate to unlock mysteries of the brainAt Harvard, Yao served as an assistant professor of psychiatry at the medical s
Empire Innovation scholar comes to Upstate to unlock mysteries of the brain
Eagle Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
At Harvard, Yao served as an assistant professor of psychiatry at the medical school and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and also headed Harvard’s Cellular Molecular Neuroscience and served as an adjunct faculty at the University of... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
UMass Rape Trial: Panic attack adjourns courtNORTHAMPTON — Jurors heard from two witnesses Tuesday morning at the trial of A
UMass Rape Trial: Panic attack adjourns court
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 5 days ago
NORTHAMPTON — Jurors heard from two witnesses Tuesday morning at the trial of Adam T. Liccardi, 21, of Pittsfield, but adjourned after the defendant was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital, suffering from a reported panic attack. The Springfield... Read more
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The Wanderer
County Music AssociationThe Tri- wishes to congratulate the 2015 recipients of the John R. Pandolfi Sch
County Music Association
The Wanderer / Posted 6 days ago
The Tri- wishes to congratulate the 2015 recipients of the John R. Pandolfi Scholarship for musical studies. Since 1962, the Tri- has been working hard to bring quality music to the community and to... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Jury selected, third rape trial opens TuesdayNORTHAMPTON >> Opening statements will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the thi
Jury selected, third rape trial opens Tuesday
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 7 days ago
NORTHAMPTON >> Opening statements will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the third of four expected trials connected with an alleged rape of a University of Massachusetts Amherst student in 2012. Hampshire Superior Court Judge Richard J. Carey and... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Super lice: What you need to knowHead lice are a giant nuisance, and they're now becoming a lot harder to get ri
Super lice: What you need to know
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
Head lice are a giant nuisance, and they're now becoming a lot harder to get rid of. According to a new study, lice in at least 25 states are becoming genetically resistant to over-the-counter treatments. VPC Many children head back to school this... Read more
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Newswise
Erdogan's Push for War, a Political Scheme, Says Turkish PoliSci Professor Available for logged-in reporters only “While the parties in the parliament
Erdogan's Push for War, a Political Scheme, Says Turkish PoliSci Professor
Newswise / Posted 7 days ago
Available for logged-in reporters only “While the parties in the parliament in Turkey are trying to iron out their differences for the coalition, President Recep Tayyip... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Beating gambling obsession inspired Middletown man to create motivational itemsJoe Turbessi, a Middletown businessman and author of “Into the Muck: How Poker
Beating gambling obsession inspired Middletown man to create motivational items
The Middletown Press / Posted 10 days ago
Joe Turbessi, a Middletown businessman and author of “Into the Muck: How Poker Changed My Life,” about his journey to conquer his obsession with gambling as a young man, was named to the Hartford Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list.... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Former Panther becomes first coach of Jimmie's hockey programPenticton's Dean Stork is the first coach of the University of Jamestown Jimmie
Former Panther becomes first coach of Jimmie's hockey program
Penticton Western News / Posted 10 days ago
Penticton's Dean Stork is the first coach of the University of Jamestown Jimmie men's hockey team. Storke joins the Jimmie's from South Carolina where he has been head coach for the Greenville Road Warriors in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) for... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
GPS Welcomes 15 New FacultyOthers Join Administration, Admission, Development nd Business Offices Girls P
GPS Welcomes 15 New Faculty
The Chattanoogan / Posted 10 days ago
Others Join Administration, Admission, Development nd Business Offices Girls Preparatory School is pleased to announce new faculty and staff for the 2015-16 school year. The 15 new classroom teachers come from diverse... Read more
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PhysOrg
Inspired by venus flytrap, researchers develop folding 'snap' geometryInspired by natural "snapping" systems like Venus flytrap leaves and hummingbir
Inspired by venus flytrap, researchers develop folding 'snap' geometry
PhysOrg / Posted 10 days ago
Inspired by natural "snapping" systems like Venus flytrap leaves and hummingbird beaks, a team led by physicist Christian Santangelo at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has developed a way to use curved creases to give thin curved shells a... Read more
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KUSI News San Diego
San Diego Zoo Global honor two elephant researchersSAN DIEGO (KUSI) - San Diego Zoo Global honored the work of two leading field b
San Diego Zoo Global honor two elephant researchers
KUSI News San Diego / Posted 11 days ago
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) - San Diego Zoo Global honored the work of two leading field biologists and researches Thursday who have dedicated their lives to saving elephants. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Dphil (doctorate), founder of Save the Elephants; and Michael... Read more
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Boston Herald
Housing drives up costs in BostonThe Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers in the Boston metropolitan are
Housing drives up costs in Boston
Boston Herald / Posted 12 days ago
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers in the Boston metropolitan area edged up 0.1 percent during the two months ending in July, largely due to higher prices for housing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — a trend that experts... Read more
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Zero Hedge
No, Bernanke … Defense Spending Does NOT Help the Economy!War is widely thought to be linked to economic good times. The second world war
No, Bernanke … Defense Spending Does NOT Help the Economy!
Zero Hedge / Posted 13 days ago
War is widely thought to be linked to economic good times. The second world war is often said to have brought the world out of depression, and war has since enhanced its reputation as a spur to economic growth. Some even suggest that capitalism needs... Read more
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PhysOrg
Cascadia initiative to monitor Northwest Pacific seismic risksResearchers on the Research Vessel Oceanus retrieve an ocean-bottom seismometer
Cascadia initiative to monitor Northwest Pacific seismic risks
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
Researchers on the Research Vessel Oceanus retrieve an ocean-bottom seismometer during a 2014 expedition supporting the Cascadia Initiative. Credit: Pat Kight, via Flickr Early data coming in from a massive, four-year deployment of seismometers... Read more
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Brunswick Sentinel
North Brunswick local joins Teach for AmericaA graduate of North Brunswick Township High School has been accepted into Teach
North Brunswick local joins Teach for America
Brunswick Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
A graduate of North Brunswick Township High School has been accepted into Teach for America’s 2015 teaching corps. Teach For America (TFA) is a national nonprofit working to expand educational opportunities for students in low-income communities.... Read more
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PhysOrg
Lice in at least 25 states show resistance to common treatmentsLice populations in the states in pink have developed a high level of resistanc
Lice in at least 25 states show resistance to common treatments
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
Lice populations in the states in pink have developed a high level of resistance to some of the most common treatments. Credit: Kyong Yoon, Ph.D. For students, the start of the school year means new classes, new friends, homework and sports. It also... Read more
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CBS 19 Tyler
Civil rights activist Julian Bond dies at 75, remembered as a hero(USA TODAY) - Julian Bond, the civil rights icon and former NAACP chairman who
Civil rights activist Julian Bond dies at 75, remembered as a hero
CBS 19 Tyler / Posted 14 days ago
(USA TODAY) - Julian Bond, the civil rights icon and former NAACP chairman who died after a brief illness, was remembered Sunday as a hero who helped lead a generation against racism. He was 75. Bond, who brought the NAACP back to credibility during... Read more
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KCEN-TV
Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dies at 75(USA Today) -- Julian Bond, the civil rights icon and former NAACP chairman, ha
Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dies at 75
KCEN-TV / Posted 15 days ago
(USA Today) -- Julian Bond, the civil rights icon and former NAACP chairman, has died at the age of 75 after a brief illness, the Southern Poverty Law Center said Sunday. Bond, who brought the NAACP back to credibility during his longtime... Read more
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PhysOrg
Computer scientists introduce new graphics softwareAs the researchers explain, humans can perceive stylistic similarity between ob
Computer scientists introduce new graphics software
PhysOrg / Posted 20 days ago
As the researchers explain, humans can perceive stylistic similarity between objects that transcends structure and function. For example, we can see a common style such as Danish modern' in both a table and chair, though they have different... Read more
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WBUR Boston
Coaches At Some Liberal Arts Colleges Struggle With Low PayBOSTON College coaches at the big Division I schools can pull in big salaries.
Coaches At Some Liberal Arts Colleges Struggle With Low Pay
WBUR Boston / Posted 20 days ago
BOSTON College coaches at the big Division I schools can pull in big salaries. Last year, for example, Derek Kellogg, the head coach of men’s basketball at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, made $1.1 million. But at mid-sized liberal arts... Read more
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Leominster Champion
IC Federal Credit Union awards top five studentsFrom left, Tony Emerson; Samantha Morgan Zick, graduate of Leominster High Scho
IC Federal Credit Union awards top five students
Leominster Champion / Posted 21 days ago
From left, Tony Emerson; Samantha Morgan Zick, graduate of Leominster High School, attending Worcester State University; Dayna Kowesky, graduate of Leominster High School, attending Franklin Pierce University; Aimee Nguyen, graduate of Fitchburg High... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Precision Castparts could be neat fit for Warren Buffett, even at $30 billionAug. 08--Warren Buffett has been looking to make a big deal all year. He may ha
Precision Castparts could be neat fit for Warren Buffett, even at $30 billion
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 21 days ago
Aug. 08--Warren Buffett has been looking to make a big deal all year. He may have found a huge one in Portland. The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway is close to acquiring Precision Castparts,... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
UMass receives grant for transfer engineering studentsAMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a fo
UMass receives grant for transfer engineering students
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 21 days ago
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to support students transferring from community colleges to the College of Engineering. The Recorder reports... Read more
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FOX 25 Boston
UMass receives grant for transfer engineering studentsAMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a fo
UMass receives grant for transfer engineering students
FOX 25 Boston / Posted 21 days ago
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to support students transferring from community colleges to the College of Engineering. The Recorder reports... Read more
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Orange County Register
Even prominent liberal economist against a statewide $15 minimum wageCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris this past week approved for signature
Even prominent liberal economist against a statewide $15 minimum wage
Orange County Register / Posted 22 days ago
California Attorney General Kamala Harris this past week approved for signature collection a 2016 ballot measure that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021. The measure is backed by the powerful union SEIU-UHW, which collected... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Precision Castparts could be neat fit for Warren Buffett, even at $30 billionWarren Buffett has been looking to make a big deal all year. He may have found
Precision Castparts could be neat fit for Warren Buffett, even at $30 billion
OregonLive.com / Posted 23 days ago
Warren Buffett has been looking to make a big deal all year. He may have found a huge one in Portland. The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway is close to acquiring Precision Castparts, Oregon's... Read more
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NHL.com
Matthews, U.S. end camp with win against FinlandLAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Center Auston Matthews had a goal and two assists to help
Matthews, U.S. end camp with win against Finland
NHL.com / Posted 23 days ago
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Center Auston Matthews had a goal and two assists to help the United States close out its National Junior Evaluation Camp with a 6-1 exhibition victory against Finland at Lake Placid Olympic Center's 1980 Herb Brooks Arena on... Read more
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Boston Herald
U.S. job gains hit 215,000 in JulyU.S. employers added 215,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate held stead
U.S. job gains hit 215,000 in July
Boston Herald / Posted 24 days ago
U.S. employers added 215,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate held steady at a relatively low 5.3 percent, the government said yesterday, signaling that the job market may be nearing full health and that the Federal Reserve may be on track to... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Unintended consequence of Wal-Mart's raise: unhappy workersWalmart will raise the wages of its store employees to $10 per hour by next Feb
Unintended consequence of Wal-Mart's raise: unhappy workers
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 24 days ago
Walmart will raise the wages of its store employees to $10 per hour by next February, bringing pay hikes to an estimated 500,000 workers. Photo / Getty, Joe Raedle When Wal-Mart Stores chief Doug McMillon announced plans to boost store workers'... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Unintended consequence of Wal-Mart's raise: unhappy workersYet for some of the hundreds of thousands of workers getting no raise, the poli
Unintended consequence of Wal-Mart's raise: unhappy workers
The Houma Courier / Posted 24 days ago
Yet for some of the hundreds of thousands of workers getting no raise, the policy is having the opposite effect. In interviews and in hundreds of comments on Facebook, Wal- Mart employees are calling the move unfair to senior workers who got no... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Unintended consequence of Wal-Mart's raise: unhappy workersYet for some of the hundreds of thousands of workers getting no raise, the poli
Unintended consequence of Wal-Mart's raise: unhappy workers
The Daily Comet / Posted 24 days ago
Yet for some of the hundreds of thousands of workers getting no raise, the policy is having the opposite effect. In interviews and in hundreds of comments on Facebook, Wal- Mart employees are calling the move unfair to senior workers who got no... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Unintended consequence of Wal-Mart’s raise - unhappy workersUnintended consequence of Wal-Mart's raise - unhappy workers Posted Aug. 7, 20
Unintended consequence of Wal-Mart’s raise - unhappy workers
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 24 days ago
Unintended consequence of Wal-Mart's raise - unhappy workers Posted Aug. 7, 2015 at 5:07 PM Posted Aug. 7, 2015 at 5:07 PM When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. chief Doug McMillon announced plans to boost store workers’ minimum wage earlier this year, he... Read more
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The Columbian
Wal-Mart's raise leaves some unhappyWal-Mart has four stores in Vancouver, including two Neighborhood Markets, alon
Wal-Mart's raise leaves some unhappy
The Columbian / Posted 24 days ago
Wal-Mart has four stores in Vancouver, including two Neighborhood Markets, along with one store each in Battle Ground, Hazel Dell and Woodland. When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. chief Doug McMillon announced plans to boost store workers’ minimum wage... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Unintended consequence of Wal-Mart’s raise: unhappy workersWhen Wal-Mart Stores Inc. chief Doug McMillon announced plans to boost store wo
Unintended consequence of Wal-Mart’s raise: unhappy workers
Bangor Daily News / Posted 25 days ago
When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. chief Doug McMillon announced plans to boost store workers’ minimum wage earlier this year, he said the move was intended to improve morale and retain employees. Yet for some of the hundreds of thousands of workers getting... Read more
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Everett Herald
Unintended consequence of Wal-Mart's raise: unhappy workersUnintended consequence of Wal-Mart’s raise: unhappy workers Published: Thursda
Unintended consequence of Wal-Mart's raise: unhappy workers
Everett Herald / Posted 25 days ago
Unintended consequence of Wal-Mart’s raise: unhappy workers Published: Thursday, August 6, 2015, 1:01 p.m. When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. chief Doug McMillon announced plans to boost store workers� minimum wage earlier this year, he said the move was... Read more
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Leominster Champion
IC Federal Credit Union awards top five students Marcolini graduates from Lawrence AcademyFrom left, Tony Emerson; Samantha Morgan Zick, graduate of Leominster High Scho
IC Federal Credit Union awards top five students Marcolini graduates from Lawrence Academy
Leominster Champion / Posted 25 days ago
From left, Tony Emerson; Samantha Morgan Zick, graduate of Leominster High School, attending Worcester State University; Dayna Kowesky, graduate of Leominster High School, attending Franklin Pierce University; Aimee Nguyen, graduate of Fitchburg High... Read more
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The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
UMass students turn to crowdsourcing to pay for education expenses On-campus students face expenses over $24,000 a year at UMass, leading some t
UMass students turn to crowdsourcing to pay for education expenses
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian / Posted 25 days ago
On-campus students face expenses over $24,000 a year at UMass, leading some to find alternative ways to pay for their education. For University of Massachusetts Amherst students,... Read more
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NHL.com
Pavel Zacha, Steve Santini of New Jersey Devils among top five prospectsHynes spent the past five seasons mentoring many talented prospects as coach of
Pavel Zacha, Steve Santini of New Jersey Devils among top five prospects
NHL.com / Posted 25 days ago
Hynes spent the past five seasons mentoring many talented prospects as coach of Wilkes Barre/Scranton, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins. "It's more mental than physical for these young players hoping to get their shot... Read more
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WA Today
Unhappy workers an unintended consequence of Wal-Mart pay riseSome workers also said they suspected their hours were being cut and annual rai
Unhappy workers an unintended consequence of Wal-Mart pay rise
WA Today / Posted 25 days ago
Some workers also said they suspected their hours were being cut and annual raises reduced to cover the cost of the wage increase for newer workers. Photo: Reuters When Wal-Mart Stores chief Doug McMillon announced plans to boost store workers'... Read more
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