Doctors Care opening new facility in Northeast Richland
Doctors Care is opening a new urgent care facility near Publix at 4611 Hardscrabble Road in Northeast Richland. The 4,350-square-foot Ridgeview location, being built by Cohn Construction, will replace a smaller facility about a mile away. It is expected to open in early summer with the same physicians and staff.
Michigan lawmakers limit power of unions
LANSING, Mich. The Michigan Legislature gave final approval Tuesday to a bitterly contested right-to-work plan limiting the power of unions, a devastating and once unthinkable defeat for organized labor in a state considered a cradle of the movement. Unswayed by Democrats’ pleas and thousands of protesters, the House approved two final bills — for private and government employees — sending them on to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. Both measures cleared the Senate last week. Snyder is expected to sign the measures into law, making Michigan the 24th state with right-to-work laws, which ban requirements that nonunion employees pay unions for negotiating contracts and other services.
Delta buying almost half of Virgin Atlantic
Delta Air Lines said it will buy almost half of Virgin Atlantic for $360 million as it tries to catch up to rivals in the lucrative New York-to-London travel market. Delta plans to form a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic so they can sell seats on each other’s flights, share the costs and profits, and set the flight schedules in ways that help both airlines. American Airlines has a similar deal with British Airways. Because Delta would be setting fares and schedules in coordination with an airline it used to compete with, it said it will need antitrust approval from U.S. and European regulators in order to form a joint venture.
Treasury Department sells its remaining AIG shares
WASHINGTON The Treasury Department said Tuesday that it has sold all of its remaining shares of American International Group Inc., moving to wrap up the government’s biggest bailout of the 2008 financial crisis. Treasury said it received $32.50 per share for its 234.2 million remaining shares, which represented a 16 percent ownership stake in the giant insurance company. With this sale, Treasury said the government has received $22.7 billion more than the $182 billion bailout it provided to support AIG during the height of the financial crisis.
A gender-neutral Easy-Bake oven?
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Some well-known male chefs are getting behind a New Jersey girl’s call for Hasbro to make a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven. Chefs including Manuel Trevino of TV’s “Top Chef” and Michael Lomonaco of Porterhouse New York are featured in a YouTube video applauding McKenna Pope’s online petition, which had reached about 40,000 signatures as of Tuesday on the website Change.org. The 13-year-old from Garfield, N.J., started the petition when she went to buy an oven for her 4-year-old-brother, Gavyn Boscio, but discovered it comes only in purple and pink. She wants Hasbro to feature boys on the toy’s box and to make it in more colors.
The Associated Press contributed.