Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over four years but also makes health care plan changes to save the company money, the company and unions said Monday.
Coffee-makers from global giants JAB and Illy to smaller upstarts such as High Brew, La Colombe and Chameleon Cold-Brew are putting their brews on ice. They’re introducing high-end, ready-made, chilled bottled and canned coffee, betting grocery shoppers will embrace yet one more way to get their caffeine jolt.
A journalist with Finland’s national broadcaster asked members of her audience to share their experience of encounters with Russia’s “troll army,” a raucous and often venomous force of online agitators. As Jessikka Aro expected, she received some feedback from people who had clashed with aggressively pro-Russian voices online. But she was taken aback, and shaken, by a vicious retaliatory campaign of harassment and insults against her and her work by those same pro-Russian voices.
At its shareholders meeting, the health care information technology company cited 236 new hospital clients last year. It said construction is ongoing at its new south Kansas City campus. And a “robust” recruiting program is underway to add employees.
Hallmark Cards is on track to complete a planned shutdown by the end of June of its distribution warehouse in Enfield, Conn. The distribution work is being consolidated at Hallmark’s warehouse in Liberty, where job growth is continuing.
Chicago taxpayers will save $1 billion on police and fire pension costs in the short term under a law the General Assembly approved Monday after some House Republicans bucked their governor, who had railed against it as a ridiculous expansion of the Illinois' growing pension hole.
Nigerian security forces clashed with oil militants and Biafran secessionists in separate bloody confrontations Monday that killed at least 20 civilians and two police officers, officials and witnesses. The violence erupted in Nigeria's restive south as the military mounted an offensive in the oil rich south-central Niger Delta and separatists protested in the southeast.
The Lenexa-based business had been losing money, the owners were making up the difference and employees did not know. It plans to shut down at the end of July, leaving loyal customers little time to feed their Silpada appetites.
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