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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil industry services company will pay $9.5 million in penalties for Gulf of Mexico safety violations and for pollution from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers.

  • State lawmakers fear backlash from giving themselves a raise

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Want to complain to your legislators about wage stagnation? Chances are they’ve gone just as long — maybe longer — without a raise.

  • How long should injured pro athletes get workers comp?

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago sports franchises and national players’ advocates are squaring off over whether injured professional athletes should be allowed to earn certain worker compensation benefits like other workers.