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'American Idol': Avalon Young sings Chris Brown in 'smooth like butter' performance 'American Idol': Avalon Young sings Chris Brown in 'smooth like butter' performance
- February 26, 2016

The song highlighted what a vocal powerhouse Vaid truly could be while also offering audience members a glimpse as to what she would be like as a performer if voted into the Top 10. Jen Blosil - sporting pink hair and glitter eyebrows - delivered Cyndi Lauper's " True Colors " in her usual quirky style. "I don't think I've ever got goosies on my face!" she exclaimed. (more...)
Automakers to recall 5M vehicles for another air bag problem
- February 10, 2016

Honda, meanwhile, said it would recall roughly 341,000 2008-2010 Accord sedans in the U.S.to replace an electronic-control unit susceptible to moisture that can lead to corrosion and eventual malfunction, causing an air bag to fail to deploy. (more...)
Is IRS down today? IRS Website Down Due To Hardware Failure Is IRS down today? IRS Website Down Due To Hardware Failure
- February 08, 2016

The agency said its modernized e-file system and " Where's My Refund? " tools are now down, although IRS.gov and several other applications continue to function normally. (more...)
IRS e-filing system still down IRS e-filing system still down
- February 08, 2016

Kennedy was president", Koskinen told lawmakers when asked why there had been a delay in sending out new tax identification numbers to victims of identity theft. (more...)
Al Qaeda Leader Calls for Attacks Against Saudi Arabia Al Qaeda Leader Calls for Attacks Against Saudi Arabia
- January 25, 2016

But as the conflicts in Syria and Yemen demonstrate - and as the breaking of relations with Iran now highlights - the Saudis see the Iranians and their Shiite militia proxies as their preeminent threat. Saudi Arabia also supported and co-funded Iraq leader Saddam Hussein's eight-year long war against Iran in the 1980s, the 20th century's longest conventional war in which up to one million people were killed. (more...)
Google Deals: Will Pay Back Taxes; Critics Says It's Not Enough Google Deals: Will Pay Back Taxes; Critics Says It's Not Enough
- January 25, 2016

According to Mashable, the agreement comes amid increasing criticism that the Internet giant and other American tech companies have been skimping on their tax bills with a variety of accounting maneuvers that have rankled tax authorities worldwide. (more...)
LA County Doctors Report Patients With Zika Virus Symptoms LA County Doctors Report Patients With Zika Virus Symptoms
- January 25, 2016

In 70 to 80 percent of cases, the disease goes unnoticed. On the eve of winter storm Jonas, Jan. 22, the New York State Department of Health announced the discovery of three Zika cases within the state, each contracted during travel to endemic countries. (more...)
Pope changes church law for gender-friendly pre-Easter rite
- January 25, 2016

On Thursday, the Vatican published a decree from the Vatican's liturgy office introducing an "innovation" to the church's rules that corresponds to Francis' way of doing things. Shaw added that the pope's move "reinforces the trend which has seen priests increasingly surrounded by women during Mass". "This means that change is possible, doors seem to be opening in the Vatican", she told the news agency Reuters on Thursday. (more...)
Trump organisation says British lawmakers' debate on banning him an 'absurd Trump organisation says British lawmakers' debate on banning him an 'absurd
- January 24, 2016

Last month, Mr Trump provoked controversy with his comments that Muslims should be banned from entering the United States, after 14 people died in a shooting spree in California by two Muslims whom the Federal Bureau of Investigation said had been radicalised. (more...)
Wal-Mart Increasing Wages; Union Says It's All Show
- January 23, 2016

Some 500,000 hourly Wal-Mart employees leave each year, and the company hopes to stanch that with better pay and training. Wal-Mart noted that a pay raise is scheduled to occur on February 20 and marks the largest single-day, private sector pay increase ever. (more...)
Wal-Mart announces 2% Wage Increase
- January 23, 2016

The world's largest retailer also announced that workers would, for the first time, be able to carry over paid days off, with full-time employees transferring up to 80 hours into following year. The Company's operations are conducted in three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam's Club. Wal-Mart had argued that it was lawful to discipline workers with unexcused absences to participate in the protests because the strikes constituted "intermittent work stoppages" not protected ... (more...)
Wal-Mart to hike pay for 1.2 million workers in 2016
- January 23, 2016

The move is part of the company's $2.7bn investment announced past year aimed at improving wages, training and benefits. While the move marks the largest ever single-day, private-sector pay increase, the group behind Making a Change at Walmart have called it a publicity stunt. (more...)
Walmart to hike pay of most United States workers; adding free short-term disability
- January 23, 2016

In February, Wal-Mart announced it would raise base employee wages for 500,000 workers to $9 an hour past year, with plans to move it to $10 an hour next month. Associates would receive up to 60% of their average weekly wage with no weekly maximum for up to 26 weeks. And the retailer has garnered criticism for that approach, from worker advocates but also from states and fiscal watchdogs who found that Wal-Mart employees were a significant drain on taxpayer-funded social welfare programs. (more...)
Walmart enhances disability benefits and increases pay
- January 23, 2016

Walmart, which is making a two-year, $2.7-billion investment in worker pay, calls it "one of the largest single-day, private sector pay increases ever". Our customers and associates are noticing a difference. After the changes, Walmart's average full-time hourly wage will be $13.38/hour. The Walmart U.S. (more...)
Walmart Announces Sweeping Pay Increases For US Employees
- January 22, 2016

The pay increase is expected to bring the average salary of a full-time Walmart employee to $13.38/hour and a median income of $10.58/hour for part-timers. Last year, Wal-Mart temporarily closed five stores, including one in Pico Rivera, for what the company said were plumbing issues. Wal-Mart Stores Inc unlawfully retaliated against workers who participated in strikes in 2013 and must offer to reinstate 16 dismissed employees, a National Labor Relations Board judge has ruled. (more...)
Wal-Mart closings include 6 tire sites
- January 22, 2016

In February, Wal-Mart announced it would raise base employee wages for 500,000 workers to $9 an hour past year, with plans to move it to $10 an hour next month. There is some good news for the Wal-Mart employees as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to give a rise to nearly all its U. Walmart didn't share how many of its 1.4 million workers are now employed on a full- or part-time basis, but said that past year more than 150,000 employees were promoted to full-time positions. (more...)
Woman shot in Washington state movie theater, man arrested Woman shot in Washington state movie theater, man arrested
- January 22, 2016

Police say they have arrested a man who shot a woman in a movie theater in Renton, left the scene and called 911 to turn himself in. Authorities, however, give a different account of the incident. The shooter's father called police after his "distraught" son came home and confessed to the shooting. Nathaniel Hansen, who was in the theater, said he heard "just one loud pop". (more...)
Wal-Mart Gives 1.2 Million Raises, but Critics Cry Foul
- January 22, 2016

However, new entry-level Walmart employees hired in 2016 will still receive $9 an hour, which will increase to $10 once the workers complete an internal retail skills program. The Waltons, with more wealth than the lowest 42 percent of American families combined, is the richest family in the U.S. It's hard to imagine that the company ranked No. (more...)
1M Walmart workers to get a pay raise, starting salary increases
- January 22, 2016

Walmart said February's pay raise is forecasted to increase the average wage of full-time workers to $13.38 per hour and the average wage of part-time workers to $10.58 per hour. Last year, Wal-Mart temporarily closed five stores, including one in Pico Rivera, for what the company said were plumbing issues. It's a take down of the Walton family of Wal-Mart infamy (and its many predations) entitled " Save money, exploit the poor ". (more...)
Redwater resident starts petition after Wal-Mart announces the closing of local…
- January 22, 2016

The latest raises would increase the average full-time hourly wage at Walmart to $13.38 from $12.96, and the average part-time wage to $10.58 from $10. The company did not disclose the average hourly wage increase for Sam's Club employees. Walmart had previously announced the pay increases as part of a $2.7 billion investment in pay, training and benefits, but the details weren't disclosed until Thursday. (more...)
Korea says time to consider nuclear talks without North
- January 22, 2016

South Korean President Park Guen-hye said world powers should find a way to restart long-stalled talks on North Korea's nuclear program, even if it means Pyongyang negotiators are not present. " Seoul has been hesitant to stand publicly with the U.S.in building the capacity of the smaller countries (around China ) in response to Beijing's land-reclamation activities over disputed territories". (more...)
Will Patriots playoff experience matter Sunday in Denver?
- January 22, 2016

Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity . Yet a large percentage of Manning's career has come down to whether or not he can beat Belichick and Brady. What do Von Miller and the Broncos defense have to do to slow down the Pats' offense? Denver barely got past a hobbling Pittsburgh Steelers squad and this is as far as they go. (more...)
UK Parliament Debates Banning Trump
- January 22, 2016

Trump drew worldwide condemnation when he called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on". MP Paul Flynn argued to anchor Hala Gorani that "the best thing that could happen to him would be a ban", because then he can wear it as a "halo of victimhood". (more...)
Obama says budget includes more money for water systems
- January 22, 2016

Snyder apologized this week to the city in his annual "state of the state" address to the MI legislature. He asked the MI state legislature this week to approve $28 million to assist Flint and said there would be additional funding requests. (more...)
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. increases pay of United States hourly workers
- January 22, 2016

Moreover, employees who have earned paid time off will no longer have to wait a year before they can make use of them. Around 1.2 million employees at Walmart US and at its warehouse chain, Sam's Club, are to receive a pay increase. Looking at Wal-Mart's stock prices for the past year, they do seem as though they have significantly decreased. The company said, the increase in wage which including the two percent raise for those who earn more than the minimum wage, will cost nearly $2.7 ... (more...)