Missouri lawmakers pass changes to workers’ comp claims
Missouri lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a measure that would double the fees charged to businesses in order to replenish an insolvent fund for disabled workers who suffer serious job-related injuries or illnesses.
Bill would limit lawsuits over lead contamination
A Missouri-based lead mining company could be shielded from punitive damages in state lead contamination lawsuits under a bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon.
Senate panel considers labor board nominees
Senate Republicans said Thursday they would not support five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, raising the possibility the troubled agency could be rendered mostly inoperable later this year.
Dow to appeal $1.2 billion damages order
A federal judge is ordering Dow Chemical Co. to pay $1.21 billion in damages after it lost a class-action lawsuit that accused it of conspiring to fix prices.
Weak open on Wall Street; Wal-Mart disappoints
Wal-Mart led the Dow Jones industrial average lower early Thursday after the world’s largest retailer turned in weaker sales and a dim forecast for profits.
Tennessee senator: Sale idea cost TVA $500 million
Sen. Lamar Alexander says President Barack Obama’s plan to consider selling the Tennessee Valley Authority has already cost hundreds of millions of dollars — even if the nation’s largest public utility is never sold.
Google’s products dig deeper into people’s lives
For Google CEO Larry Page, happiness is a warm computer.
INFLUENCE GAME: Tech, labor spar on immigration
To the U.S. technology industry, there’s a dramatic shortfall in the number of Americans skilled in computer programming and engineering that is hampering business.
Jindal, Wolverine Terminals announce $30M project
A $30 million crude oil terminal and blending operation is coming to St. James Parish.
Cambodian shoe factory collapse kills 2, injures 7
The ceiling of a Cambodian factory that makes Asics sneakers collapsed on workers early Thursday, killing two people and injuring seven, in the latest accident spotlighting the often lethal safety conditions faced by those toiling in the global garment industry.
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