Lexington: The University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics is offering a pair of Certificate in Business Administration programs in 2015-16: Business Foundations in the fall and Innovative Leadership in the spring.
"This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire the basics of a business degree without the time commitment a degree requires," said Joe Labianca, a Gatton Endowed Chair in Management and director of the Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center and the executive MBA program.
The first 10-week series, Business Foundations is Thursday evenings from Sept. 17 through Nov. 19.
For more information on the new programs, go to Gatton.uky.edu/CBA, call (800) 284-6407, or email Connie Blakemore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Environmental officials to take aluminum plant off priorities list
Hawesville: Environmental officials say a Western Kentucky aluminum plant has met its cleanup goals and should be removed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "national priorities list."
The list is part of the Superfund program that provides federal funds to address hazardous waste. The former National Southwire Aluminum facility in Hawesville is one of 14 in Kentucky on the list.
WDRB-TV in Louisville reported that the EPA plans to remove the plant from the priorities list in October, the first in Kentucky to be removed since 2001.
The EPA and Century Aluminum of Kentucky say the Southwire Co. of Carrollton, Ga., operated the plant from 1969 to 2001. Century still runs an aluminum plant at the site.
NATIONAmazon delivers one-hour Prime Now service to Seattle
Seattle: Seattle is the newest market in which Amazon.com is rolling out its one-hour delivery service, Prime Now.
The company launched the new offering Tuesday to neighborhoods in Seattle and the Seattle-area cities of Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland. It's available only to subscribers of Amazon's $99-a-year Prime service.
The Seattle service will be the first in the United States that offers liquor delivery. Amazon has offered beer, wine and spirits delivery at its Prime Now service in London since its launch in June.
Prime subscribers won't need to pay additional fees for two-hour delivery in Seattle, as long as the order is more than $20. One-hour delivery will cost $7.99.
The selection of products is significantly smaller than what's available for customers who can wait a little longer. Stephenie Landry, director of Prime Now Worldwide, said the service would offer about 25,000 products.
Discovery, Chipotle, CVS top list of highest CEO-to-worker pay ratios
Los Angeles: Discovery Communications topped a list of companies with the largest pay difference between their chief executives and median workers, according to a new study by jobs and recruiting company Glassdoor.
The ratio between CEO David M. Zaslav's pay and the median pay of Discovery workers is 1,951 to 1, according to the study. In 2014, Zaslav made $156 million, while median pay was $80,000.
Discovery Communications, which owns popular U.S. cable channels including Discovery Network, TLC and Animal Planet, did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. came in second, with a pay ratio of 1,522, and CVS Health was third with a ratio of 1,192.
U.S. raises farm-income forecast after crop sales increase
Washington: The U.S. Department of Agriculture raised its forecast for farmers' profits this year, with crop sales rising above an earlier estimate and help coming from other sources of income such as machine rentals.
Income will be $100.3 billion, the USDA said Tuesday in a report, down 21 percent from 2014 and a second straight annual decline. Still, that's 12 percent more than forecast in February. Crop receipts are increasing as farmers sell off inventories, and revenue also is getting a boost from tourism and other less-traditional sources.