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Wages for New York Women Outpace National Average

August 10, 2010
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But the Empire State’s working women show little progress in closing the wage gap, taking home only 84 percent each week of what local men earn, new labor statistics show.
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Potential Pandemic Still Could Cost Nearly $300 Billion

August 10, 2010
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A report by the Society of Actuaries stresses the need for disaster planning and pandemic preparedness, particularly on the part of health insurers.
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CalPERS Reviews Benefits of Employees Making More Than $400,000

August 6, 2010
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Last week, agency officials expressed surprise at a 47 percent raise given to Bell, California, City Administrator Robert Rizzo and other top city officials in 2005, but press reports indicated that CalPERS officials knew of the increases after an audit in 2006.
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30 Percent Workers Comp Rate Increase Proposed for California

August 5, 2010
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Rising medical costs and the state Department of Insurance’s past rejections of increases prompt the call for higher policy rates starting January 1, a spokesman says.
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Ford Puts $400 Million Into Worldwide Pension Plans in Second Quarter

July 23, 2010
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A spokesman says the automaker isn’t breaking out the amount contributed to U.S. plans. For 2010, Ford expects to contribute $1.5 billion to its worldwide plans.
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Retirement Plan Value Down Over 10 Years, Study Shows

July 23, 2010
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Among the industries analyzed, retail and wholesale contributions were down 33 percent for the 10-year period; manufacturing, down 29 percent; and energy, natural resources, gas and electric, down 24 percent.
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Obama Nominates Gotbaum Again as PBGC Director

July 21, 2010
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By renominating him, the president makes it clear he wants Joshua Gotbaum to run the PBGC through the end of his term.
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Survey Shows Injured Workers Pharmacy Costs Up 6.5 Percent in 2009

July 16, 2010
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The increase was driven by a 4.7 percent rise in prescription prices and a 1.7 percent uptick in utilization, according to Tampa, Florida-based PMSI.
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Toyota Dealer Picketing Begins, UAW Leader Says

July 14, 2010
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When union president Bob King revealed plans last month to picket Toyota dealerships, Cody Lusk, president of the American International Automobile Dealers Association, said ‘attacking small businesses’ is detrimental to helping the UAW increase its membership.
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Google to Reimburse Tax on Domestic Partner Benefits

July 2, 2010
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To equalize benefits available to same-sex partners of employees, the technology firm also is eliminating a one-year waiting period to qualify for infertility benefits and including domestic partners in its family leave policy.
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