Archive for February, 2014

Health care insurer MVP to cut 100 jobs

Schenectady Schenectady-based MVP Health Care said on Friday that it will eliminate 100 jobs as part of a restructuring. The insurer has 1,500 employees. The jobs will be eliminated through attrition, some layoffs and by leaving vacant positions unfilled. It didn't immediately say how many layoffs it expects. "We have to keep our health plans affordable in a very competitive marketplace. The …

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Mayor wants to tax pricey second homes, hike hotel property tax

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants to create a higher tax for million-dollar second homes on Oahu and hike property taxes for hotels to help balance the city's budget.

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Dunlap defends budget strategy

► Addressed many of the concerns expressed by residents, parents, students and teachers in writing, on the phone and at three public sessions that lasted a combined four hours.

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Rebeiro makes no motions on council pay raise

NEW BEDFORD — Freshman Ward 4 Councilor Dana Rebeiro made rescinding the City Council's 44 percent pay raise one of her three campaign "goals" last fall, along with constituent services and implementing term limits.

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Tampa Bay Times financials strained

The Tampa Bay Times bills itself as “Florida's Best Newspaper.” Nationally, it has been held up as a potential model for how journalism might succeed as other newspapers in the U.S. struggle or even close.

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Jobless claims rise by 14,000

The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 348,000, though the broader trend in applications remained stable.

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