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Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked

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.

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Are you losing sleep because of work?

About half of American workers say they’re not getting enough sleep. Family life, “flexible” or long work hours cut into sleep time. Many workers also say they wake up worrying about work. This isn’t good for workers or their work.

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Universal TV President Bela Bajaria embraces East and West

LOS ANGELES - The gig: Bela Bajaria is president of Universal Television, NBCUniversal's TV studio that produces shows such as "Law & Order: SVU," "The Mindy Project," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Bates Motel," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," and soon, "Emerald City." She is one of the highest-ranking Indian-American executives in entertainment.

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5 side gigs that can make you rich

Earning extra money on the side can be easy when you know what types of opportunities to look for. Whether you want to pay off student loan debt, start saving for a big-ticket purchase or build up a fund for the future, finding one of the best side jobs out there is a great way to reach your goal.

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Saving her brother's life now her career

PITTSBURGH - Lisa Boyette coveted that career - the scientist in the white coat hunched over a microscope in a university lab, floating on a river of government research money, leading to medical breakthroughs and growing prestige as her career opened up like the big sky in Georgia where she was born.

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Your Office Coach: Don't let co-worker's painkiller use go unchecked

Q: Our human resources director has been using prescription painkillers for a very long time. "Lisa" often appears foggy and dazed and occasionally falls asleep at her computer. She readily admits to taking this medication at work, so she's not trying to hide anything. Since Lisa and I report to the same vice president, I have previously made him aware of this issue. However, he seems reluctant to address it. Do you have any suggestions?

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Retired Teamsters' pension checks won't be cut

Local retired teamsters and supporters cheered concerning the recent announcement that their pension checks would not be cut. The members gathered together Monday at Teamsters Local 41 building in Kansas City, Mo. to discuss recent events and the next steps to take for securing their retirement program.
Joe Ledford jledford@kcstar.com
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