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Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip in the region

Seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down.

Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip

The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing... Read more »

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Deaf business owners overcome obstacles and prejudice

Soon after customers arrive at Mozzeria for the first time, they notice something's different about the restaurant: Virtually every staffer is deaf. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015


University of Missouri president Tom Wolfe leaves over race complaints

The president of the University of Missouri system resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over what they saw as his indifference to racial tensions at the school. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015


University of Missouri protests grow after athletes jump in

Long-simmering protests at the University of Missouri over matters of race and discrimination got a boost over the weekend when at least 30 black football players announced they will not... Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015


Caution sign: Don't look to small business for job growth

Don't look for a small business boom anytime soon. Read more »

Nov. 1, 2015


New VW CEO urges more open corporate culture after scandal

Volkswagen's new CEO says the company needs to place less emphasis on raw sales numbers as it recovers from a scandal over evading emissions testing on its diesel engines. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2015


US stocks move higher; energy, GE, Twitter are among gainers

U.S. and global stocks rose in midday trading Monday after a gloomy jobs report last week led investors to expect that the Federal Reserve will postpone its first interest rate increase in nearly a... Read more »

Oct. 5, 2015


Balancing act: Survey: Workplace bullying is still a problem

I had hoped that increasing awareness of the problem of workplace bullying would lead to a decrease in its occurrence. A new survey, however, makes me believe that has not happened. Read more »

Sept. 29, 2015


Human resources professionals weigh benefits, risks of hiring people with criminal histories

A growing number of employers no longer ask on job applications whether job seekers have criminal convictions, a trend driven by a need to fill positions with otherwise qualified applicants and... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015


UPS will hire up to 95,000 holiday season workers

UPS said Tuesday it will hire 90,000 to 95,000 employees — about the same as last year — to help handle shipping and deliveries over the holiday season. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2015

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Forecast for jobs in Utah trending upward

Utah currently boasts one of the most robust and fastest-growing economies in the nation, having added thousands of new jobs in just the past year alone, and is among the leaders in employment... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2015


Seattle teachers to stay off picket line on 9/11 anniversary

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Seattle teachers striking over wages put down their picket signs Friday and worked on community service projects like food drives in commemoration of the 9/11 terror attacks. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2015


Goodbye home offices: shared workspaces gaining ground

Ten years ago, co-working spaces were a new concept, providing shared desks for freelancers and entrepreneurs as single "mom and pop" shops. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2015


Steve Eaton: Unemployed man breaks the rules by sharing the truth

Read this story if you are thinking about quitting your day job. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015


5 career killers you didn’t know about

People who advance in companies, in business, in life and in relationships aren’t advancing because they love what they’re doing. They’re advancing because someone else loves what... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015


Learning money management skills increases financial security for women

Learning to properly manage money can help women bolster their self-confidence and self-reliance, according to Susan Madsen, professor of leadership and ethics at the Woodbury School of Business at... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015


Forum aims to educate women on money management

The Utah Women & Leadership Project will host an event called “Cents and Sensibility: Women and Money” on Sept. 9 at Utah Valley University to educate young women about the importance... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Dave Ramsey: Use good judgment in online marketplace

I wouldn’t say never buy anything on places like eBay, but I would try to use some common sense and judgment. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015


Balancing act: Survey: Many people work because they want to, not just need to

A new survey of parents who are interested in work flexibility found that 90 percent reported "needing" to work, but 63 percent also reported "wanting" to work. As always, though, every family... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015


Improving your productivity potential bite by bite

For anyone who’s experienced the afternoon coma that follows lunch, you understand exactly what bite-by-bite means — that the food you eat today affects your performance today. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Amazon workers report demoralizing working conditions; CEO Jeff Bezos says the company described is not Amazon

Working at online tech giants like Amazon and Facebook is the new American Dream; however, according to a recent article in The New York Times, not all of them are peaches are roses to work for. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015


'We need the support of the business community': Internships offer students a hiring advantage

Gone are the days of interns fetching coffee. Instead, they’re gaining real-world experience: taking on duties such as developing treatment plans for people with disabilities, creating... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015


No reason to feel guilty: Women raised by working mothers are more likely to earn higher wages

Even though women raised by working mothers are more likely to earn higher wages, the narrative of working motherhood remains tinged with guilt. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015


US employers add 215,000 jobs in July; 5.3 pct. unemployment

U.S. employers added a solid 215,000 jobs in July, signaling a steadily rising job market and likely nudging the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates in September. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2015


Obama calls for more female and minority entrepreneurs

President Barack Obama says underrepresentation of women and minorities among the nation's startups is hurting business. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015


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