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Unemployment Is High And Employers Are Still Struggling To Fill Low Wage Jobs

Slate Magazine | Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

But the Journal article seems to overlook one important factor. Even in an age of historic underutilization of the labor force, the laws of supply and...

Artlog's Top Weekly Picks

Artlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The rush of gallery openings is giving way to the second wave: fall's major art fairs, benefits, and museum shows.

Google Increasing Pay For Gay Couples To Cover Tax For Same-Sex Benefits | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

On Thursday, Google is going to begin covering a cost that gay and lesbian employees must pay when their partners receive domestic partner health bene...

We Are Here: The State of the Economy

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Hostility to immigrants, government and each other tends to ebb and flow with economic fortune. Opportunity and prosperity are social ties that bind in good times and get frayed under tough economic conditions.

THE SKINNY: High Altitude Art: Aspen Art Museum's artCRUSH Summer Benefit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHAT: Aspen Art Museum's Summer Benefit artCRUSH WHO: International collectors including Jill and Jay Bernstein, Domenico and Eleanore De Sole, Bob A...

Obama Memo Gives More Benefits To Federal Workers' Same-Sex Partners

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ordered government agencies Wednesday to extend additional benefits to same-sex partners of federal employee...

More Biden, Please

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since Biden's not president himself, he is much more free to put things in explicitly partisan terms than his boss. And he seems to be doing a rip-snorting good job of doing so.

Work-Life Balance: Help Is on the Way

Sheila Lirio Marcelo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sheila Lirio Marcelo

The amount parents spend on child care takes up an average of 15 percent of their household income. For most families, child care is the second-highest monthly expense behind rent or mortgage.


Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Edgar

The week of violinist Charlie Siem's Carnegie Hall performance, Music Unites will host a ticketed benefit concert with the British virtuoso at SPiN NY...

Dining, Superbly, to Save St. Vincent de Paul Church

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

More than two centuries after Queen Marie Antoinette's sad demise, the French remain ingenious dispensers of the most regal hospitality. Tuesday night was a case in point.

GOP Calls Unemployed Workers "Lazy"

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio


Pension Fund Benefits Cut By States In Budget Crisis

New York Times | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Many states are acknowledging this year that they have promised pensions they cannot afford and are cutting once-sacrosanct benefits, to appease taxpa...

Class Warfare: John Kerry & Other Senators Hold Unemployed Hostage to a Tax Break for the Rich!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

The first news I read this morning was a very depressing New York Times editorial. Here's what I learned from the sobering statistics in this ...

Study: Many Employee Workloads Increased Since 2007, Most Benefits Stayed Same

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — If it seems like you're working harder than you used to, it's probably not your imagination. Many companies have increased employees'...

AEI, David Frum: Ex-Bush Speechwriter Will Lose Health Benefits

PostPartisan | Matt Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics ousting him after a mad overnight revolt among its donors, the American Enterprise Institute has put Frum's family into precisely the health car...

Some Companies Drop Health Insurance, Don't Tell Employees

McClatchy | Mary Cornatzer | Raleigh News & Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As if having to pay higher health insurance premiums each year isn't bad enough, now workers have another worry: companies that drop their health insu...

Big-Employer Health Care Costs Rise 6.5 Percent In 2010: Study

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

INDIANAPOLIS — A new study says health care costs for large employers will rise more than 6 percent this year, and more companies are thinking a...

Grandma Knows Best

Lanae Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanae Erickson

Our poll found that people in the middle view marriage as an ideal, not a legal construct. To reach folks in the middle, marriage advocates must make clear that gay and lesbian couples are seeking to join in the true spirit of marriage, the way the middle sees it.

You Don't Need a Year to End Don't Ask Don't Tell

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

There is no reason why the government cannot immediately suspend Don't Ask Don't Tell discharges. A year is a long time when your family and your job are on the line.

2009 Wages, Benefits Rise Just 1.5 Percent, Weakest Increase On Record

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Wages and benefits paid to U.S. workers posted a modest gain in the fourth quarter, ending a year in which recession-battered worke...

Why We All Should Applaud the Banking Industry

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Those who simply worked hard day and in day out? Should they be punished? Or should we, the employees, be the first beneficiary of corporate largesse?

US Military To Review Veterans Discharged With PTSD

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A military review could bring millions of dollars in benefits to thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans discharged with post-tr...

Peaceful Revolution: Shop Wal-Mart, Get...Sick?

Katie Bethell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Katie Bethell

Wal-Mart employees can risk termination for taking sick days. In fact, this flu season more than 59 million employees in the U.S. have no paid sick leave. That's bad for employees, and it's bad for public health.

Employers Cut Pay, Hours For Those Still On The Job

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In recent decades, layoffs were the standard procedure for shrinking labor costs. Reducing the wages of those who remained on the job was considered d...

Dwindling Funding Brings Wicker Park Art Organization Near Extinction

Chicago Reader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even among all the piteous pleadings for year-end donations, Around the Coyote's invitation to a December 19 benefit stood out. It unabashedly begged ...