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US CEOs earned 312 times more than workers in 2017: Study

(NEW YORK) -- CEOs at the 350 largest U.S. companies received 312 times as much in compensation as typical employees in 2017, according to a study released Thursday.The average chief executive received $18.9 million last year, a 17.6 percent increase from 2016, as the wages of a typical worker rose…... Read More

Consumer Reports finds 'concerning' levels of heavy metals in some baby foods

(NEW YORK) -- A new report published Thursday by Consumer Reports found "concerning levels" of heavy metals including arsenic, cadmium and lead in some popular baby food products on the market.Consumer Reports says that they tested samples of 50 popular packaged baby food products for heavy metals including lead, cadmium…... Read More

Reservations required: London McDonald's goes luxe for a day

(LONDON) -- Now that's what you call a happy meal.Imagine walking into a McDonald's fast food restaurant to find white tablecloths, a string quartet playing, a smartly-dressed maître d' to see you to your table, and a Michelin Star chef preparing burgers in the kitchen to be served to you…... Read More

Trump's tariffs make lumber more expensive as California recovers from wildfires

(WASHINGTON) -- As hundreds of families begin rebuilding after their homes were destroyed or damaged by the wildfires in California the Trump administration's trade policies could increase the price tag for building new homes.More than 1,000 homes have been destroyed in the wildfires in California this year and hundreds more…... Read More

Learn the best tips to negotiate more vacation days at work

(NEW YORK) -- It's August, and if you feel like you’re stuck at the office while everyone else is on vacation, you’re actually not alone.American employees forfeited 212 million paid vacation days in 2017, the equivalent of more than $62 billion dollars lost in benefits, according to Project: Time Off,…... Read More

Facebook facelift: How to clean up your social profile to help you get a job

(NEW YORK) -- When a boom in business put Troy Roberson in need of many more employees for his fishing guide service in North Carolina, he turned to Facebook to cast his net wide for potential recruits. In only a few weeks, Roberson hired 15 new brand ambassadors from after…... Read More

New York research company discusses different means to gathering data

(NEW YORK) -- Nonfiction Research is a young research-based company from New York looking to approach research for businesses differently."We're basically an independent research company that helps other companies understand their customers better," the company's co-founder, Gunny Scarfo, tells ABC News. He worked as the head of Digital Strategy at…... Read More

US government buying $50 million of milk from dairy farmers

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it's buying 11 to 13 million gallons of milk from dairy farmers for $50 million and planning to send it to local food banks.It's the first time the USDA program that buys surplus products has purchased liquid milk.The acquisition is not related…... Read More

Southwest Airlines announces new rules for emotional support animals

(NEW YORK) -- Southwest Airlines announced Tuesday that it will soon enforce new restrictions on customers traveling with emotional support animals.Beginning September 17, only one dog or cat, either in a carrier or on a leash, will be allowed per customer on Southwest flights."Our updates are based on a careful…... Read More

Vienna named world’s most livable city

(NEW YORK) -- Move over, Melbourne -- the world has a new most livable city.Vienna now tops the Economist Intelligence Unit's annual ranking, which is based on 30 factors including access to health care, education, infrastructure, culture, the environment and political and social stability.This year, the Austrian capital, home to…... Read More

Fifty thousand passengers across Europe expected to be affected by employee strike against Ryanair

(DUBLIN) -- Around 50,000 passengers across Europe are expected to be affected this weekend as Ryanair is forced to cancel almost 400 flights due to a 24-hour walkout by staff in five European countries over a dispute about pay and working conditions.Ryanair employees are on strike in Germany, Ireland, Sweden,…... Read More