In this May 15, 2019, photo, Jonathan and Beth Dow stand in their backyard in Bennington, Vt. The couple recently moved to Vermont from Colorado through a Vermont program to attract new residents. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
June 12, 2019 - 4:09 pm
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — With jobs unfilled and young people moving away, some rural states are doubling down on efforts to attract new blood by expanding programs that offer incentives to live there. Over the past decade, states including South Dakota, Maine and Vermont have lured new residents with...
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April 19, 2019 - 4:18 am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A spokesman says Liberia's president is working from home after two snakes were found in the building that contains his office. Deputy press secretary Smith Toby tells The Associated Press that former international soccer star and President George Weah was told to stay away...
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Don Ames
November 19, 2018 - 7:22 am
More and more Americans are experiencing the freedom and flexibility of working from home. It may sound good on paper -- there's no traffic, no office politics, and you can work in your fuzzy slippers. But, there are drawbacks for both employers and employees. A recent study by Virgin Pulse found...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 25, 2017, file photo, Vilem Prochazka, an employee of Boston-based software company KangoGift, poses for a photo while sitting at his computer at his home in Kolin, Czech Republic. For small businesses that don’t need employees onsite, high-speed internet, communication apps and video conferencing make it easier to hire people located virtually anywhere. But forming relationships with remote workers may be more challenging. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
August 31, 2017 - 9:37 am
More people are trading in commutes and cubicles for couches and coffee shops: As of 2016, 43 percent of employees worked remotely at least part of the time, up from 39 percent in 2012, according to Gallup's State of the American Workplace report. For small businesses that don't need employees...
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