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Graduation Rates On The Rise With Help Of Corporate Partnerships

Posted On December 10, 2014

(Undated) -- High school graduation rates are higher than they've ever been, but John Bridgeland with Civic Enterprises says there's still plenty of work to do. The organization's CEO says a new partnership with AT&T is aimed at reaching those students most at risk of dropping out of school. The telecom giant has donated millions…

Stocks Mixed, Nasdaq Climbs On Tech & Energy Shares

Posted On December 09, 2014

(New York, NY) -- After a rocky start, stocks closed mixed Tuesday with oil prices taking an upward turn. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 51 points to 17-801 and the S&P 500 shed less than a point to 20-60. The Nasdaq got a boost from tech and energy shares, climbing 26 points to end the…

Madoff Assistant Gets 6-Year Prison Sentence

Posted On December 09, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Bernie Madoff's secretary is going to prison. Annette Bongiorno was sentenced today to six years behind bars for helping Madoff in his 20-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme. The 66-year-old Bongiorno is the second of five former Madoff employees to be sentenced after their convictions in March on fraud, conspiracy and other charges. Madoff…

SCOTUS: Companies Don’t Have To Pay Workers For Security Screenings

Posted On December 09, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. Supreme court is handing Amazon a victory over employee compensation. In a 9-0 decision, the High Court said today companies do not have to pay workers for time spent during anti-theft security searches. The case was brought by Amazon warehouse workers in Nevada and will probably affect U.S. Apple store…

SCOTUS Rejects BP Appeal Of Oil Spill Settlement

Posted On December 09, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is rejecting BP's appeal of its own settlement with businesses that suffered losses after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The court on Monday refused to hear the appeal of the London-based company that was arguing some of the businesses could not trace their damages to the 2010…