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A jab on the job: Companies, unions offer COVID-19 vaccines

Marie Watson wanted to be among the first in line when she and other essential workers became eligible for the coronavirus vaccine — and with good reason. The maintenance parts buye...

Branson leads business group demanding end to death penalty

NEW YORK (AP) — Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson feels the time has come to galvanize business leaders in a movement to eradicate the death penalty, a cause he has ardently supported for years. ...

Virus hospitalizations surge as pandemic shadows US election

Americans went to the polls Tuesday under the shadow of a resurging pandemic, with an alarming increase in cases nationwide and the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 reaching record highs in...

Long-term jobless caught in a squeeze that imperils recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — This spring, Magdalena Valiente was expecting her best year as a Florida-based concert promoter. Now, she wonders if the career she built over three decades is over. ...

Virus casts a dark cloud over once-thriving home market

BOSTON (AP) — When Rebeka McBride and her husband put their home in Washington state on the market in early March, the coronavirus outbreak was just taking hold in the United States. They managed to h...

Paid parental leave for fed workers could spur wider changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government’s 2.1 million employees will get paid parental leave for the first time, a galvanizing moment in the growing movement to bring the benefit to all U.S. workers....

Venezuela VP condemns countries that shunned Maduro

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela's vice president condemned the U.S. and more than 50 other governments that have recognized an opposition leader as her nation's rightful president, calling it the "wor...

At UN, Venezuela's rival delegations circle each other

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — They came from the same country. They were in town for the same reason — as diplomatic representatives of their government. And they took pains to make sure their paths never, ev...

Trump's "go back" remark: In workplace, it might be illegal

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's suggestion that four activist Democratic congresswomen of color "go back" to countries "from which they came" has excited some in his political base. Yet in ma...

US refiner Citgo emerges as key to Venezuela's power battle

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. and dozens of other countries may have declared that Nicolas Maduro is no longer the legitimate president of Venezuela, but that has not loosened his grip on power. Maduro sti...

CBS exec's downfall shows the power _ and limits _ of #MeToo

NEW YORK (AP) — Is Les Moonves' departure from CBS a breakthrough for the #MeToo movement? While he is the most powerful CEO brought down yet by sexual misconduct allegations over th...

A look at companies embroiled in recent political debates

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike's "Just Do It" campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick is a rare example of a brand jumping into a divisive issue uninvited. Still, like it or not, American companies are increasingly...

Italy collapse points to difficulties with aging bridges

NEW YORK (AP) — The bridge that collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa was considered a feat of engineering innovation when it was built five decades ago, but it came to require constant maintena...

Wynn Resorts posts 1Q loss on legal settlement charge

NEW YORK (AP) — Wynn Resorts reported a first-quarter loss on Tuesday, its bottom line weighed by a nearly $465 million charge link to a legal settlement. But after stripping away th...

Starbucks faces image crisis after arrest of 2 black men

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words "Race Together" on coffee cups....