Obama proposes to make more workers eligible for overtime pay

...White House says.The long-awaited overtime rule from the Labor Department would more than double the threshold at which employers...assured overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week.Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Tuesday that the change would add...

No deal on Greek proposal as its bailout is about to expire; country set to default on IMF loans

...There are six points where this effort can be made. I don't want to get into specifics. But it includes pensions and labor issues."European officials and Greek opposition parties have been adamant that a "No" vote on Sunday will mean Greece will...

Savannah River Site | The Augusta Chronicle

...the site's aging reactors slowed and eventually stopped as they were mothballed. The business of bombs at SRS turned to the labor of cleanup during the 1990s, and the work force went from about 25,000 to about 13,000. Today's SRS advocates say...

Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage

...overtime law. The threshold was last updated in 2004 and has been eroded by inflation.The long-awaited overtime rule from the Labor Department would more than double the threshold at which employers can avoid paying overtime, to $970 a week by next year...

May unemployment rises for Augusta metro area

...unemployment rate to 6.6 percent in May, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday.The jobless rate was 6.1 percent in April...state and local government.Despite the job loss in May, the labor department reported the metro area has 6,000 more jobs than...

Future comes calling

Frank Wimberly labors to breathe in his room at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, but he is not sure why. "Ask him," he said, pointing to fourth-year...

Volunteers work hard in ministry

Small fix-it jobs are labors of love for Tim Coody. Replacing closet rods, patching drywall, painting, even hooking up washers and dryers or cutting grass...

Your Faith
Hail Barrett

...made to happen, by the steady hand and upright acts of good people. A great city is the accumulation of such people and their labors. Hale Barrett helped make this a great city.Every life has value. The best lives add value to those around them. He was...

Letter writer needs reality check

Harry Myers' June 10 letter, "SRS conned ignorant farmers," labors under several grave misapprehensions. Acquisition of the land for the Savannah River Plant was accomplished in 1951-1952 by...

Publicity-shy Russian may have solved great math mystery

SAN FRANCISCO -- A publicity-shy Russian researcher who labors in near-seclusion may have solved one of mathematics' oldest and most abstruse problems, the Poincare Conjecture. Evidence...

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