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Government Sues Bronx Salon That Fired Employee Who Complained About Use Of ChemicalValerie Connolly claims she was fired after warning workers of a potentially dangerous treatment of hair straightening.
Tri-State Area Leads Pack As Weekly National Unemployment Claims Hit 7-Year LowWeekly unemployment benefit applications dropped 24,000 to 297,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the fewest since May 12, 2007. The four week average, a less volatile measure, dipped 2,000 to 323,250.
NBA Union Leader Billy Hunter Placed On Indefinite LeaveBilly Hunter is being placed on an indefinite leave as executive director of the NBA players association, following a report that was critical of his leadership and urged players to consider his future with the organization.