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California train agency fined $650,000 for 2 worker deaths

Regulators fined the San Francisco Bay Area's transit agency $650,000 on Thursday for safety failures that led a commuter train to strike and kill two workers inspecting track five years ago during a union strike......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsOct 11th, 2018

California tech company fined for H1-B visa violations

A Northern California company that federal officials say violated salary requirements of the country's foreign-worker visa program will pay a total of $173,044 to 12 workers, the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 1st, 2018

Under Armour HR chief Kerry Chandler heads to L.A. talent agency

Kerry Chandler has left her post as Under Armour Inc.'s chief human resources officer. Chandler departed he Baltimore sportswear maker to become chief human resources officer at Beverly Hills, California-based talent agency Endeavor. Chandler, a San Dieg.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 15th, 2018

Stryker to pay $7.8 million fine to SEC for FCPA violations

Stryker was fined $7.8 million by the Securities and Exchange Commission for what the agency said was the second Forei.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 28th, 2018

Singapore fines Uber, Grab for "anti-competitive" merger

Singapore's competition watchdog has fined ride-hailing giant Uber and its regional rival Grab 13 million Singapore dollars ($9.5 million) for a merger in Southeast Asia that the agency says has driven up fares and reduced competition in the market......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsSep 24th, 2018

California, other states, to blast Trump proposal to weaken fuel economy rules

Several states say they will actively oppose the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to weaken tougher fuel economy rules. Hearings around the country start Monday.   &#.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodaySep 23rd, 2018

California agency opens third inspection into Tesla"s Fremont factory, BI says

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallSep 20th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Trump appoints Darrell Issa as director of Trade and Development Agency

The White House confirmed Wednesday that Issa, a Republican from Southern California, will be named to the position, which is currently vacant......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 19th, 2018

How the federal government came to control your car"s fuel efficiency

David Falconer/EPA/flickr The Environmental Protection Agency announced in August a plan to freeze fuel economy standards and revoke the ability of California to set more stringent rules than the national ones. These standards were or.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 10th, 2018

California DMV Worker Slept 4 Years On The Job, Audit Finds

A state audit of California Department of Motor Vehicles operations has found obscene levels of waste and inefficiency—unfortunately nothing really surprising when dealing with state or federal bureaucracy—however, .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 26th, 2018

State DMV worker slept 3 hours a day on the job for nearly 4 years

A state Department of Motor Vehicles worker slept at least three hours a day on the job for nearly four years, slowing down processing times in an agency known for its long waits, a state audit said Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 25th, 2018

Why Silicon Valley is teaming up with San Quentin to train young people to code

The first-of-its-kind program in California is looking to disrupt the streets-to-prison cycle by pairing young adults learning to code with older inmates from San Quentin.  .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJul 25th, 2018

EPA chief: US needs a single standard for fuel efficiency

The acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency says there should be a single national standard for fuel efficiency by cars and trucks, speaking out as a showdown looms with California and other states......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 24th, 2018

You can catch a six-hour train ride dedicated to wine in Napa, California

See Also:How they filmed Tom Cruise jumping out of a plane in "Mission: Impossible—Fallout"Dip apples and more into this flowing caramel fountainAn LA restaurant created "unicorn" steamed buns.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 24th, 2018

Samsung Agrees to Compensation Deal Over Worker Deaths, Illnesses

After a decadelong standoff over factory workers who died or became ill due to chemical exposure, Samsung moved to end the dispute, vowing to accept a yet-to-be-determined settlement from an independent mediator......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 24th, 2018

Tetra Tech gets $85 million USAID contract in Ukraine

Tetra Tech Inc. has received an $85 million contract from the U.S. Agency for International Development to support enhanced energy security in Ukraine.  Pasadena, California-based Tetra Tech (Nasdaq: TTEK) said the five-year USAID/Ukraine Energy Secur.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 23rd, 2018

California sues over Trump halt to truck pollution rule

California and 14 other states sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday over its decision to suspend an Obama-era rule aimed at limiting pollution from trucks......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 19th, 2018

Facebook Is Fined by British Agency Over Cambridge Analytica Data Leak

The Information Commissioner’s Office said it was fining Facebook 500,000 pounds — the maximum allowed — for letting Cambridge Analytica harvest users’ information without their consent......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytJul 10th, 2018

Is big pharma to blame for the opioid epidemic?

The state of California, like many states, is in the throes of the opioid epidemic.  According to the California Department of Health, there were 4,600 overdose deaths .....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsJul 9th, 2018

Americans already living EPA rollbacks under Pruitt

For 37 mostly female farm-workers in California's Central Valley, U.S. policy under Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt became personal not long after sunup one day in May 2017......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 5th, 2018

Third probe targets Tesla"s Fremont factory

A California agency for occupational safety said Thursday it has opened a third investigation at Tesla Inc's factory in Fremont, California, after a complaint......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 5th, 2018