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EMPLOYMENT NEWS FOR MAY 24, 2017
  • Utah hotels kept up hot streak in April

    Utah seemed to buck a trend this winter that saw slightly lower visitation at Western mountain resorts. While occupancy dipped 0.2 percent at Western resorts monitored by the Denver-based DestiMetrics, monthly figures from the Rocky Mountain Lodging ...
    Published 3 hours, 59 minutes ago  
  • CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 percent

    New York • The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. Th...
    Published 6 hours, 50 minutes ago  
  • CFO of 'Soup Nazi'-inspired company indicted on tax charges

    New York • The chief financial officer for a company licensing recipes from the real-life chef who inspired the “Soup Nazi” character on “Seinfeld” has been arrested on tax charges alleging he cheated the government out of a half million do...
    Published 8 hours, 2 minutes ago  
  • Broadway's box office coffers soars but attendance retreats

    New York • On Broadway, there’s great financial news to sing about but a sour note amid the flush times: Box offices are enjoying the highest grossing season in history but attendance has dipped after four consecutive seasons of gains. The Broadw...
    Published 8 hours, 5 minutes ago  
  • Ford's new CEO promises a fit -- but fun -- company

    Dearborn, Michigan • Ford’s new CEO, Jim Hackett, revealed a little about his plans — and a lot about himself — when he talked to media after his appointment. Here are four of the comments the former head of Steelcase Inc. made at Ford’s De...
    Published 8 hours, 5 minutes ago  
  • From cowboys to robots: Truckers wary of autonomous rigs

    Danny Spell thinks that the idea that a robot will be driving his 18-wheeler one of these days is hogwash. “I been listening to a lot of crap on the truckers’ channel,” Spell, 49, said, after pulling in to refuel his big rig at a Pilot truck st...
    Published 10 hours, 47 minutes ago  
  • Why Trump's budget plan wouldn't likely accelerate growth

    Washington • The Trump administration’s budget plan for 2018 assumes that a mix of sharp spending and tax cuts can both shrink the deficit and fuel economic growth of 3 percent a year — a level it hasn’t achieved in more than a dozen years. M...
    Published 10 hours, 47 minutes ago  
  • Target, states reach $18.5 million settlement on data breach

    New York• Target Corp. has reached an $18.5 million settlement over a massive data breach that occurred before Christmas in 2013, New York’s attorney general announced Tuesday. The agreement involving 47 states and the District of Columbia is the...
    Published 10 hours, 47 minutes ago  
  • U.S. says Fiat Chrysler used software to beat emissions tests

    Detroit • The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some diesel pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions tests. The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Justice Department alleges that nearly 104,000 Ram pickups and Jeep Grand Cherok...
    Published 11 hours, 35 minutes ago  
  • The biggest CEO pay raises and pay cuts of 2016

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    Published 11 hours, 38 minutes ago  
  • More sponsors pull out of New York's Puerto Rican Day parade

    New York • More sponsors are dropping out of New York City’s Puerto Rican Day parade after a decision by organizers to honor a Puerto Rican nationalist who served decades in prison for his involvement in a group that claimed responsibility for mo...
    Published 11 hours, 53 minutes ago  
  • Wal-Mart expands military leave-of-absence policy

    Little Rock, Ark. • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Tuesday that it’s expanding its military leave-of-absence policy by offering differential pay to all eligible employees who are on military assignments lasting more than three days. The Bentonvil...
    Published 11 hours, 53 minutes ago  
  • Supreme Court's big ruling on 'patent trolls' will rock businesses everywhere

    Tech companies and app developers everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief after Monday’s major Supreme Court ruling on a topic that’s close to their hearts: Patents. More specifically, patent lawsuits - a rising number of which analysts say are...
    Published 11 hours, 56 minutes ago  
  • Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles

    New York • Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors. The new, fifth-generation device — simply called Surface Pro — won’t look or feel drastically different from its predecessor. But Micros...
    Published 11 hours, 56 minutes ago  
  • US new-home sales fell 11.4 percent in April, most in 2 yrs

    Washington • U.S. sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years. The Commerce Department says new-home sales skidded 11.4 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000. It was the biggest monthl...
    Published 14 hours, 29 minutes ago  
  • Google aims to connect online ads to real-world sales

    San Francisco • Google already monitors your online shopping — but now it’s also keeping an eye on what you’re buying in real-world stores as part of its latest effort to sell more digital advertising. The offline tracking scans most credit a...
    Published 14 hours, 29 minutes ago  
  • Huntsman Corp. to merge with Swiss rival Clariant to create a chemical giant

    Huntsman Corp., the specialty chemical company founded by Utah’s Jon Huntsman Sr., announced a merger with Clariant AG, a Swiss rival of roughly the same size. The all-stock deal expected to close by the end of the year will create a company with a...
    Published 14 hours, 36 minutes ago  
  • From deep in Atlantic, Titanic relics sail to auction

    The Titanic may be under 2.5 miles of water, but wreckage from the doomed ship could fetch close to $220 million at an auction this year. Premier Exhibitions Inc. proposed the sale in a May 18 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Jacksonville, Fla. The...
    Published 1 day, 7 hours ago  
  • Boeing, Arconic climb; Halliburton declines

    New York • Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: • Ford Motor Co., up 23 cents to $11.10 The automaker replaced CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, the head of its mobility business. • Boeing Co., up $2.91 to $183.67 Defense...
    Published 1 day, 7 hours ago  
  • Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision

    Washington • Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions grew deeper Monday as insurers released a blueprint for stabilizing wobbly markets and the Trump administration left in limbo the fate of billions of dollars in federal payments. ...
    Published 1 day, 8 hours ago