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2014-09-11 16:29:10

Workers Target Fred Meyer and QFC Stores Across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska TUKWILA, Wash., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Teamster warehouse workers will meet in Tacoma on Saturday to take part in a multi-state consumer action aimed at educating Fred Meyer customers in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington about the company's attempt to degrade workers' health care plans and outsource good, family-wage jobs....

2014-09-11 16:27:32

Colorado and Washington experience surges in marijuana tests positivity rate, but data suggests state legalization of recreational marijuana may not be sole driver of increases MADISON, N.J., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The percentage of positive drug tests among American workers has increased for the first time in more than a decade, fueled by a rise in marijuana and amphetamines, according to an analysis of 8.5 million urine, oral fluid and hair workplace drug test results...

2014-09-11 16:25:48

LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Healthcare Business Intelligence (BI) Market by Function (Reporting, OLAP, Monitoring), Application (Clinical & Financial), Technology (Traditional, Cloud, Mobile), End User (Hospitals, Clinics, ACO, HIE, Payers) - Trends & Global Forecasts to...

2014-09-11 16:24:40

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest health insurance companies in California have contributed $37 million to defeat Proposition 45, but are hiding from voters in deceptive new campaign advertising that violates disclosure laws and should be pulled from the radio, said Consumer Watchdog. Campaign disclosure law requires initiative committees to disclose the economic interests of their largest donors. The No on 45 committee never identifies...

2014-09-11 16:23:12

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect their outdoor workers from the risk of heat illness, as temperatures in parts of Southern California climb into the upper 90s today and will continue to rise through the weekend and into early next week. "California's heat illness standards are the strongest in the country, and we will continue to work with both labor and management to ensure that workers stay well on the job," said...

2014-09-11 16:20:44

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad's Police and Security team recently earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), joining a prominent group recognized for complying with the highest law enforcement standards. To date, only 17 percent of U.S. law enforcement agencies have earned CALEA accreditation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110304/LA59497LOGO CALEA is a systematic process that...

2014-09-11 12:23:50

TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Government policymakers should not overlook enhancing RRSPs as a way to boost retirement savings by Canadians, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "The Overlooked Option for Boosting Retirement Savings: Higher Limits for RRSPs," author Alexandre Laurin finds that those who most need private saving to meet their retirement income goals use RRSPs more extensively than widely believed. "Governments are neglecting RRSP improvements," he...

2014-09-11 08:28:11

Major shift coming as employers opt out of providing healthcare coverage for employees and health insurance moves toward a direct-to-consumer model NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC's Health Research Institute (HRI) today released a new report - The Rise of Retail Health Coverage - detailing how retail health insurance marketplaces, known as exchanges, are dramatically changing both the employer benefits environment and the health insurance business. According to HRI,...

2014-09-11 08:25:46

Survey Finds Majority of Companies Optimistic About Business Growth LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) in the Los Angeles area report their companies will be creating new jobs in the next six months, according to the Los Angeles Professional Employment Forecast From Robert Half. Sixty-five percent of finance executives said they will be maintaining personnel levels, adding staff only to fill vacated positions. Nine percent of...

2014-09-11 08:25:44

Survey Finds Majority of Companies Optimistic About Business Growth DENVER, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nineteen percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) in the Denver area report their companies will be creating new jobs in the next six months, according to the Denver Professional Employment Forecast From Robert Half. Sixty-eight percent of finance executives said they will be maintaining personnel levels, adding staff only to fill vacated positions. Twelve percent of...


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2010-11-17 16:16:49

Captain Kathryn Hire is a NASA astronaut who has flown aboard two Space Shuttle missions. She was born Kathryn Patricia Hire on August 26, 1959 in Mobile, Alabama. She graduated from Murphy High School in 1977, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Management from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981. After earning her Naval Flight Officer wings in October 1982, Hire she carried out worldwide airborne oceanographic research missions with Oceanographic Development...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'