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Gallup: The ’40-hour’ workweek is longer – by seven hours, even more for salaried workers

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  By Lydia Saad Gallup.com   Adults employed full time in the U.S. report working an average of 47 hours per week, almost a full workday longer than what a standard five-day, 9-to-5 schedule entails. In fact, half of all …

New ‘state of working’ report finds Kentucky still behind in jobs, wages, living standards

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A new report released recently by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy reveals downward trends in job opportunities, full-time work, wages and even living standards for many in the labor force.   The State of Working Kentucky 2014 outlines the …

Spirit of Kentucky Award goes to Kentucky Connected public-private partners along I-71

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The 2014 Spirit of Kentucky Award was presented to Kentucky Connected, a public-private regional partnership consisting of counties located between the Greater Cincinnati and Louisville metro areas, along the I-71 corridor. The award was presented as part of the 39th …

Cabela’s moving closer to area with new store in Cincinnati suburbs coming in fall 2015

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Cabela’s Inc., a popular store for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced plans to open an 82,000-square-foot store in West Chester, Ohio, serving the greater Cincinnati area. There have been reports of a move as well to bring the store …

Team member drives home the 10 millionth Toyota 26 years after first U.S.-made Camry

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“It’s icing on the cake,” said Tom Keith about the white 2014 Camry hybrid he won in a random drawing on Wednesday. The 26-year, 4-month veteran of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky in Georgetown took the keys to the plant’s 10 …

Covington’s UpTech is next stop on statewide new startup business pitch competition tour

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Aspiring entrepreneurs in Northern Kentucky will have the opportunity to make their dreams of starting a business come true when they participate in a business pitch competition at Covington’s startup accelerator UpTech’s 112 W. Pike St. tonight from 5-6:30 p.m. …

Johnathan Gay: Despite Eastern Kentucky’s challenges, ex-Wildcat returns to his roots

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Editor’s note: This column was written as part of an ongoing response to The New York Times story What’s the Matter With Eastern Kentucky? The entire response can be found at www.ekyhelpingourselves.com, a collaborative project of entrepreneurs and the Kentucky …

Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines announces addition of five new destinations from CVG

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Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has announced a major expansion with five new destinations from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, officials announced today.   The new destinations are Dallas/Ft.Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Orlando and Phoenix. Frontier will now serve 10 …

Kentucky is losing less money in workers’ compensation injuries for ninth straight year

An annual filing most insurance carriers will use to develop rates for workers’ compensation coverage shows the ninth consecutive overall decrease in loss costs, Department of Insurance Commissioner Sharon P. Clark announced today.   The 2014 filing, approved by the …

RJ Corman Railroad Group honors its late founder with online slide show presentation

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To honor Rick Corman, the late founder of RJ Corman Railroad Group, the company has created a 21-slide presentation online which chronicles the businessman and philanthropist’s professional achievements.   View the slide show by clicking here.   Corman died in …