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McConnell fundraising committee refunds $100,000 in donations

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's joint fundraising committee has taken the unusual step of refunding almost $100,000 in contributions.
Dem. official: 2 anti-McConnell activists recorded chat on Ashley Judd

Dem. official: 2 anti-McConnell activists recorded chat on Ashley Judd

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 12 (UPI) -- Two activists leaked a private discussion between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and his campaign staff, a Kentucky Democratic official said.
FBI meets with McConnell aides on Judd

FBI meets with McConnell aides on Judd

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 10 (UPI) -- FBI agents met Wednesday with campaign aides for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to discuss charges the campaign office was bugged, NBC reported.

McConnell defends wife on tweets

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defended his wife, a Chinese-American, against an attack from a liberal group he said was racially based.

3 of 4 Maine millennials say they'll vote

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Seventy-four percent of young voters in Maine say they intend to vote in the presidential election, A Generation Opportunity poll released Monday indicated.

Poll: Millennials worry about China, taxes

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Young Americans say taxes should be lower and regulations should be eased on businesses to keep jobs in America, Generation Opportunity said Monday.
Xi in D.C., meets former U.S. officials

Xi in D.C., meets former U.S. officials

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Vice President Xi Jinping, tipped to become China's next leader, began his U.S. visit meeting with former top U.S. officials.

Congressman says new mine law falls short

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- New federal rules aimed at protecting U.S. coal miners from dangerous inactive sections of underground mines are inadequate, a lawmaker says.

Waxman seeks 3 federal Blackwater probes

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. House panel chairman Monday called on three federal agencies to investigate Iraq contractor Blackwater Worldwide.

New rule eases 401(k) enrollment

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A new regulation should make it easier for employers to automatically enroll workers in 401(k)-type retirement plans, the U.S. Labor Department said Tuesday.

Congress to have hearings on mine collapse

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Family members of the nine men killed in August's Utah mine collapse are heading to Washington to testify before the U.S. Congress Wednesday.

Fed agency to be looked at in mine probe

HUNTINGTON, Utah, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Federal officials will be investigating their own actions as part of a probe into the Utah mine collapse in which six miners remain missing.

AFL-CIO sues over protective clothing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The AFL-CIO has sued the U.S. Department of Labor for failing to require employers to pay for employees' protective clothing or equipment.

Bush program designed to expel illegals

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Bush administration officials say the president's guest-worker program is designed to expel all the estimated 11 million illegal aliens in the country.

U.S. funds to provide recovery jobs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Labor Department announced Saturday it will provide $62.1 million for about 10,000 jobs for workers dislocated by Hurricane Katrina.

Coalition opposes association health plans

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- A coalition of health, insurance and policy groups said federal legislation on association health plans would make U.S. problems with access to healthcare and the uninsured worse, not better.
ANDREW DAMSTEDT, UPI Science News

Health Biz: Divide still wide on AHPs

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Thursday in Health Biz: Democrats want to help small business afford health insurance for workers -- as long as it doesn't involve association health plans.
ELLEN BECK

Trustees differ on entitlement focus

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- Two U.S. independent entitlement trustees say Medicare has more immediate financial problems than the Social Security program.

Job market remains patchy

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- After months of lackluster growth, it appears that the U.S. job market is finally improving, at least at first blush. But it's still too early to declare that t
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Job outlook good for college grads

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- As the academic year rolls toward completion, college students across the U.S. are asking themselves the same question countless graduates before them did: "Is
CARRIE MOSKAL and STOKELY BAKSH

Biz diversity honored by Latina Style

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao took an opportunity to highlight some of the steps by the Bush administration to advance Hispanic job opportunities at an aw
JOI PRECIPHS

Cheese factory hit with labor fines

ELGIN, Ill., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Federal authorities took to task an Illinois cheese factory that failed to pay employees overtime wages, billing them $181,895 in back wages. The Elgin (Ill.) Courier-News reported Thursday that the Grater Inc. cheese factory had failed to keep track of e

U.S. seeks stricter pension rules

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The White House is proposing tighter funding requirements for corporate pensions so U.S. taxpayers won't have to bail out bankrupt corporate pensions.

Chao taps new acting head for OSHA

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao named Jonathan Snare deputy assistant secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Tuesday.

Analysis: Avoiding Hollywood stereotypes

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Although The Walt Disney Co. has been criticized on occasion for misrepresenting ethnic minorities in some of its animated features, the studio's new DVD releas
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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