Employment

Employment

GE shuffles management at power unit

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric is shuffling leadership in its struggling power unit, part of the company's ongoing effort to slim down operations.

Power is GE's largest division, and it pulls in more than a third of the company's revenues. But demand for its key gas turbines has fallen as consumers have reduced energy use and switched to renewables.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 15-22, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

WINE. MUSIC. AUCTION!

What: Fundraiser for the Kickapoo Rail Trail. Ticket includes one drink ticket, an appetizer bar, silent auction, live music from Dustin Danger. All proceeds from the event will be for the future development of the Kickapoo Rail Trail.

When: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

Insurer Nationwide cutting 1,100 jobs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nationwide intends to eliminate the jobs of about 1,100 employees across the country — around 3.6 percent of its workforce.

Amazon splits HQ between N.Y. and northern Virginia

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which has grown too big for its Seattle hometown, said it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia.

Each will get 25,000 jobs. In addition, the online retailer said it will open an operations hub in Nashville, creating 5,000 jobs.

Family Checkbook | Your money personality may affect your holidays

Money and the holidays. For some of us, we happily swing into spending mode. I look forward to the excuse to buy people gifts and spend money on treats and extras. Each store I walk into is full of tempting, fun, creative and exciting things, all waiting for me! One of my strong money personalities is "giving," and this is my season.

Walmart to offload 570 office workers onto outside firm

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart Inc. is transferring 570 finance and accounting employees at its Arkansas headquarters to an outside company that will help manage part of the retailer's financial operations.

New York-based Genpact will hire all the workers who wish to make the move and will keep them in Bentonville, where Genpact is leasing a building on Walmart's campus.

Google reforms sexual misconduct rules

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 8-15, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

36TH ANNUAL JURIED ART FAIR

What: Featuring the work of Craft League of Champaign-Urbana's artists exhibiting new, original works in basketry, ceramics, fiber, fiber/batik, glass, jewelry, painting/printmaking, photography and woodworking.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

Justices rule for firefighters claiming age discrimination

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has decided unanimously that local governments with small workforces must comply with a federal law against age discrimination.

The justices ruled Tuesday in favor of two Arizona firefighters who claimed they were laid off because of their age when the local fire district they worked for faced a budget squeeze.

Amazon considering N.Y. amid reports headquarters will be split

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is one of the finalists in Amazon's search to build another headquarters, according to a person familiar with the talks.

After a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon is now reportedly looking to build offices in two cities instead of one, a surprise move that could still have a major impact on the sites it ultimately selects.

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