Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:19:44 GMT
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that wouldMore >>
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:59 AM EDT2013-05-19 11:59:01 GMT
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide. Officials say that 51 people who ate at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux's banquet facilitiesMore >>
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide.More >>
A proposal to eliminate North Carolina's large unemployment benefit debt would require businesses to pay higher taxes and reduce the maximum payments that future jobless workers could receive.
The proposal released Wednesday in a General Assembly study committee is the result of negotiations between legislative leaders, business groups and others.
The plan would eliminate by 2015 the $2.4 billion the state owes the federal government because business tax contributions have not kept up with jobless claims.
Without the proposed changes, it would take three or four years longer.
The maximum weekly benefit for workers would fall from $525 a week to $350.
The maximum number of benefit weeks would drop from 26 weeks to 20.
Republicans pushing the proposal insist businesses would share some of the burden, too - they say they're trying to spread the pain between employers and the unemployed, so that the cuts won't become unbearable for either party.
Businesses would have to pay a higher share of an employee's benefits, essentially through higher taxes.
At a jobs fair in Charlotte on Wednesday, where over a thousand hopefuls competed for 60 open positions, people expressed dismay over the proposal. "I thought [the economy] was going better but now that I'm here it seems like it's not going as good as I thought," one job seeker told WBTV.
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