NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon and unions representing 43,000 employees reached tentative, three-year agreements on Wednesday, covering job security, retirement and other issues.
Verizon Communications Inc. called the agreements "fair and balanced."
The employees, who work in Verizon's landline
By PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
TEL RIFAAT, Syria (AP) - The bearded gunmen who surrounded the car full of foreign journalists in a northern Syrian village were clearly not Syrians. A heavyset man in a brown gown stepped forward, announced he was Iraqi and fingered through the American passport
By The Associated Press
THE DEAL: Blackstone Group LP is leading a group that has agreed to buy home security provider Vivint for more than $2 billion. The transaction is expected to close by year-end.
THE TARGET: Provo, Utah-based Vivint is one of North America's largest providers of home
By ALEX VEIGAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like many Gen-Xers, my present outlook on retirement falls somewhere between doom and gloom.
I fear a stock market collapse could decimate my investments as I near retirement - a fate that befell many retirees following the 2008 financial
By SHEILA V KUMARAssociated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man in the bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the LSU campus earlier this week but don't believe he is connected to threats made against three other universities recently.
William Bouvay Jr., 42,
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - Democrat Tim Kaine talks a lot about Republicans - the ones in his family, the ones he's worked with and the ones he hopes will help him bridge the caustic political divide if he's elected to the U.S. Senate.
"We can't have a
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday backed the naming and shaming of governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts over protests from Russia, China, Pakistan and Azerbaijan.
By CARLEY PETESCHAssociated Press
MARIKANA, South Africa (AP) - Lonmin miners celebrated a wage deal Wednesday that ended a deadly and prolonged strike but labor unrest continued with police firing rubber bullets and tear gas at strikers at a different platinum mine.
Some warned that the deal
By RYAN J. FOLEYAssociated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Texas company that profited for decades by supplying mentally disabled workers to an Iowa turkey plant at wages of 41 cents per hour must pay the men $1.37 million in back wages, a federal judge ruled late Tuesday.
The judgment against
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A series of "insider attacks" against U.S. and allied troops by Afghan forces are an attempt by the Taliban to drive a wedge between coalition and Afghan troops, a senior officer said Wednesday. But he said that while Western troops