• What the new overtime rules mean for businesses and workers
What the new overtime rules mean for businesses and workers

Cheering what he called a "worker's win" policy change, U.S. President Barack Obama declared victory on a project he originally undertook in 2014: "to modernize and streamline" federal overtime rules. Furthermore, it can be hard for employers to track the time employees spend working outside of their normal hours which, again, puts employers in a...

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  • Budweiser to rename beer 'America'
Budweiser to rename beer 'America'

At precisely the moment the Republicans' presumptive presidential nominee - his hair a frothy foam of frosted orange - ramps up his campaign against "Crooked Hillary" with a renewed call to "Make America Great Again", Budweiser has announced that it will rename its beer "America" from May 23 through the November election.

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  • Nathan Fillion Takes to Twitter to Address 'Castle' Cancellation
Nathan Fillion Takes to Twitter to Address 'Castle' Cancellation

Stana Katic is responding to Castle's cancellation, just weeks after it was announced that she was sacked from the show. The May 16 episode of the show, which teaser footage suggests will feature a tragic outcome for the main characters, will serve as the series finale.

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  • Central States' proposed pension cuts rejected
Central States' proposed pension cuts rejected

Trustees of the Teamsters' multi-employer Central States Pension Fund had said the pension plan would be broke within about 10 years if the benefits weren't cut. It's unclear to him whether his pension would be protected because he's disabled but he's anxious nonetheless. "We will not accept, we can not accept [the plan]", Feinberg said.

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  • Girl barred from attending prom for daring to wear a tuxedo
Girl barred from attending prom for daring to wear a tuxedo

After hearing about her story, a neighboring school district has reached out to Wolf to invite her to its prom. Carter offered for Aniya Wolf and her date to attend the school's prom on May 21. School officials said that when they learned of a student's plans for wearing a tux, they reached out to the student's mother to resolve the question before...

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  • Millions of Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo email account details have been hacked
Millions of Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo email account details have been hacked

It's probably a good idea to update your password. Hold Security's discovery came after the researches stumbled across a young Russian hacker who bragged about collecting stolen email credentials in a Russian forum. The information was revealed to Reuters by security experts at Hold Security . The unidentified hacker , who obtained th...

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  • Ford F-150 Raptor Takes on the Mojave Desert in New Video
Ford F-150 Raptor Takes on the Mojave Desert in New Video

Ford says the two can work together to improve power output and efficiency, and reduce emissions. Smarter shift logic helps 2017 F-150 customers tow with improved confidence using tow/haul mode. The all-new 2017 Raptor is powered by Ford's new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine, with more horsepower and torque than previous Raptor'...

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  • Activision Responds to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Hate
Activision Responds to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Hate

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is releasing on November 4 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. There seems to be more than one reason, with some concerned about the move into futuristic science-fiction. He does have a point in noting that Black Ops II , "had the most dislikes of any reveal trailer we had ever made at that time, and that of course went on to...

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  • DoJ demands Mercedes-Benz emissions investigation
DoJ demands Mercedes-Benz emissions investigation

After the preliminary discovery, another 80,000 diesel Porsches and Audis were discovered to have similar emissions-system-evading software, and the US Justice Department sued VW Group for billions of dollars in fines. If the German automaker will recall all affected vehicles, the study said more than 130 additional early deaths in the country ma...

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  • Fire levels RoomPlace furniture warehouse in Woodridge
Fire levels RoomPlace furniture warehouse in Woodridge

The warehouse has a Woodridge address but is within the boundaries of the Lemont Fire Protection District . About 50 people reportedly were evacuated from the building. The fire has been mostly put out, but, as of 9:30 a.m. April 22, firefighters are still on the scene because some spots are still burning, according to a representative with the ...

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  • Black Women Booted From the Napa Valley Wine Train Settle Lawsuit
Black Women Booted From the Napa Valley Wine Train Settle Lawsuit

According to a statement released by their lawyer, Waukeen McCoy , the two sides settled for an undisclosed amount. "We hope that other businesses learn from this case and implement diversity and sensitivity training for employees", McCoy said.

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  • PayPal Punishes North Carolina for Transgender Bathroom Law
PayPal Punishes North Carolina for Transgender Bathroom Law

Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest said the law is created to protect women and children. "But with the passage of the bill, it really goes against the values of our company and we just couldn't proceed forward". News reports that PayPal CEO Dan Schulman outlined the new law's role in PayPal's decision to pull out of North Carolina . "[It] inv...

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  • When is Tax Day? 2016 deadline, confusion explained
When is Tax Day? 2016 deadline, confusion explained

Due to the overlap of some holidays, tax returns are due on April 18 this year versus the customary April 15. If you're not ready to file by April 18 (April 19 for taxpayers in ME or Massachusetts ), you can get an automatic six-month extension.

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  • Six years after BP spill, US sets new offshore oil safety rules
Six years after BP spill, US sets new offshore oil safety rules

That's part of what may have gone wrong at BP's failed Macondo well in 2010. The new rule establishes minimum baseline requirements for the design, manufacture, fix and maintenance of systems known as blowout preventers, or BOPs. FLDM117 A dolphin swims in the Barataria Bay near oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill Wednesday, June 16, 2010, n...

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  • Tax Deadline Delayed This Year
Tax Deadline Delayed This Year

You can also file your taxes through Community Action , located on 210 O. Street. And 85 percent of the more than 675 owners said they relied on a professional to prepare their returns. It's that time of year when you'll hear loads of advice on the best ways to use your tax refund and whether you should save it or invest it. The expat and ta...

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  • Panama Papers allegations a United States plot, says Russian president
Panama Papers allegations a United States plot, says Russian president

Speaking at a media forum in St Petersburg, Mr Putin said Western media pushed the claims of his involvement in offshore businesses even though his name did not feature in any of the documents leaked from a Panamanian law firm. The Kremlin said that the Naional Guard will answer directly to Putin and tackle terrorism and organised crime, but di...

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  • Letter reveals possible timeline regarding water safety in Flint
Letter reveals possible timeline regarding water safety in Flint

A task force appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) released its final findings about the crisis this week and laid the blame squarely on the state - particularly criticizing the actions of officials at the MDEQ, which it found to have "primary responsibility" for the water contamination.

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  • All-time high for Constellation Brands off of healthy mix of news
All-time high for Constellation Brands off of healthy mix of news

The stock traded total quantity of 8.99 million shares as compared to three months average volume of 12 million shares. The company provided EPS guidance of $6.05-6.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $6.11, Marketbeat .com reports.

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  • Keystone pipeline leak estimate grows to 16800 gallons of oil
Keystone pipeline leak estimate grows to 16800 gallons of oil

The company says the leak was reported Saturday. TransCanada's response to a Keystone pipeline leak in South Dakota this week offers us a glimpse into what might have been the future of Keystone XL, had it been approved by President Obama: Plenty of headaches for not much value.

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  • Frontier apologizes to new Verizon customers
Frontier apologizes to new Verizon customers

The majority of residents here found themselves without Internet on Sunday morning, the third day since the town's Verizon service was taken over by Frontier Communications as part of the company's $10.54 billion acquisition that included cities in California, Texas and Florida.

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