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  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai cut his vacation short to address the flap over fired engineer

    Fired Google engineer created a public relations firestorm just as CEO Sundar Pichai was about to start a family vacation.

  • Employees' needs are changing and businesses must change as well in order to attract the best talent. Offices must combine work and leisure.

  • The problem with too-low 401(k) contribution rates

    While more of us are saving, automated "default" rates are woefully low.

  • NEW YORK, July 28- With Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare in disarray, hundreds of U.S. counties are at risk of losing access to private health coverage in 2018 as insurers consider pulling out of those markets in the coming months. Anthem Inc, Cigna Corp, Health Care Service Corp and Molina Healthcare, four of the biggest health insurers selling Obamacare...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- With Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare in disarray, hundreds of U.S. counties are at risk of losing access to private health coverage in 2018 as insurers consider pulling out of those markets in the coming months. Anthem Inc, Cigna Corp, Health Care Service Corp and Molina Healthcare, four of the biggest health insurers selling Obamacare...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- With Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare in disarray, hundreds of U.S. counties are at risk of losing access to private health coverage in 2018 as insurers consider pulling out of those markets in the coming months. So far, 40 U.S. counties are expected to have no insurer offering individual coverage next year, but that number could rise by...

  • Uber driver looking for new passengers in Washington, D.C.

    Uber bids to retain drivers by adding an in-app tipping feature and by paying drivers for the time they wait for passengers after two minutes. Recode reports.

  • Are wages making a comeback?

    Diane Swonk, DS Economics, and Mark Zandi, Moody’s Analytics, discuss the trends in the labor market and productivity after a NABE survey reported that many firms expect wages to rise in the next few months. CNBC's Steve Liesman also weighs in.

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- A coalition that includes some of the largest U.S. pension funds want federal regulators to force big banks and other public companies to disclose details on how they manage, compensate and incentivize their employees. "The way you structure and pay a sales force... can definitely affect the business performance," said Meredith Miller, the chief...

  • Dr. Martha Perez examines Maria Lebron in a room at the Community Health of South Florida, Doris Ison Health Center in Miami, Florida.

    Paid-leave measures adopted across the nation typically require a minimum number of paid sick hours or days each year, USA Today reports.

  • 4 ways you're losing money at work

    Workers lose an average $604 in unused time off.

  • Forget 9-to-5. Four hour workdays are the future, says Jack Ma

    Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, explains to CNBC that there could be benefits from artificial intelligence, as people are freed to work less and travel more.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Cigna Corp, which was prevented from selling new Medicare Advantage health insurance for 18 months, said on Friday the U.S. government was allowing new enrollments starting July 1 after program deficiencies were corrected. The government told Cigna in a June 16 letter that it could now market Medicare Advantage as well as its Medicare...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Cigna Corp, whose Medicare Advantage health insurance business has been on hold for the past 18 months, said on Friday that the U.S. government had lifted sanctions and it could enroll new customers starting July 1. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had suspended enrollment in January 2016 citing "widespread and systemic" failures...

  • Walmart is accused of punishing workers for sick days

    A report says that the retail giant routinely refuses to accept doctors' notes and penalizes workers who need to take care of an ailing family member.

  • May 31- Fitch Ratings Inc downgraded MetLife Inc's Brighthouse Financial Inc unit on Wednesday, citing the unit's lowering of its capitalization and financial targets from last year. Fitch, which downgraded Brighthouse Life Insurance Company one notch, from an A+ to an A, said its ratings outlook remains stable. Fitch's rating for Brighthouse Life Insurance...

  • WASHINGTON, May 31- The Trump administration is considering taking steps to broaden the Obamacare limits on claiming a religious or moral exemption from providing health insurance that covers birth control, Vox news reported on Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declined to comment and spokeswoman Alleigh Marre said it does not "...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watchdog agency said on Wednesday. The Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan group of experts who analyze...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watchdog agency said on Wednesday. The Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan group of experts who analyze...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- An estimated 23 million people would lose health coverage by 2026 under Republican legislation aimed at repealing Obamacare, a nonpartisan congressional agency said on Wednesday in the first calculation of the new bill's potential impact. The report from the Congressional Budget Office also said federal deficits would fall by $119...