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Obama Shifts Federal Sick-Leave Rules, Urges Congress To Follow

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:21pm

Federal workers can take an advance of up to six weeks of sick leave under a new policy unveiled Thursday. The White House is urging Congress to make paid sick leave mandatory.

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Health Insurance Prices: Highest In Alaska, Lowest In Sun Belt

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:09am

A look at the 10 least and 10 most expensive places for health insurance shows a wide gap in prices for the same level of coverage.

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Too Many Glitter Bomb Orders Crash Website

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:23am

A startup in Australia is in the revenge business. For $10, it will send a person who offended you an envelope full of glitter, along with a note explaining what the person did to deserve it.

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Federal Watchdog To Let Teamsters Union Off Its Leash

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

For decades, the union has had federal oversight because of charges of corruption and racketeering and ties to organized crime. In a court agreement, the stage was set to lift that oversight.

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Tweaks To Cadbury Creme Eggs Not Going Over Easy In The U.K.

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 2:22am

Now is the time when Cadbury's colorfully wrapped chocolate eggs hit stores in Great Britain. But the company has changed the chocolate used in the treats, and that's left many Britons "shellshocked."

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Businesses Try To Stave Off Brain Drain As Boomers Retire

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 2:21am

Employers are trying to hang onto older talent by offering flexible work hours, more attractive health care benefits or having retirees return to mentor younger workers.

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