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As Joblessness Rises And The Economy Sours, Americans Driving Older Cars

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 03.18.2012 | Business

DETROIT — That clunker in America's driveway has reached a record old age, but there are signs that people may be growing confident enough in th...

Hartland, MI: Home Depot Hires 'Dancing Sign Guy' For Higher-Paying Sales Job | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

"This is my dream job." ...

Where Young Adults Are Most Often Finding Jobs In The Down Economy

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

Looking for young adults in the workplace? Look no further than hotels, bars, restaurants and their own startups. Of all sectors, the travel and h...

Uh-Oh, Spouse in the House

Gary M. Krebs | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Gary M. Krebs

It's now been a couple of weeks since I was notified of my layoff, and I've recently been getting some vibes from my wife indicating that she doesn't exactly share all the positive feelings about my newfound freedom and creative ambitions.

Economists Predict Election Day Unemployment Rate

AP | By PAUL WISEMAN and DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy will grow faster in 2012 – if it isn't knocked off track by upheavals in Europe, according to an Associated Press...

A Holiday Song: All I Want for Christmas Is a Job (2011 Edition)

Spencer Green | Posted 02.22.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Feel free to share it with anyone going through tough times and let's hope we won't have to do another version of this next year.

Who Gives The Long-Term Jobless A Helping Hand? | Posted 12.23.2011 | Fifty

More than 40 percent of the long-term unemployed say they've received a lot of help from family and friends. But only 1 in 10 reports getting much hel...

Life & Happiness With Laura Rowley: Bouncing Back From Unemployment

Laura Rowley | Posted 02.18.2012 | Fifty

Hard-hit by layoffs during the recession, Laurie and her husband drained their retirement savings to cover the mortgage, and ran up their credit cards...

Arthur Delaney

Republicans To The Unemployed: Pee In This Cup | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a debate on the floor of the House of Representatives this week, Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) suggested the unemployed can't find jobs ...

U.S. Jobless Claims Drop To Lowest Level In Three And A Half Years

Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits dropped to a 3-1/2 year low last week, a government report showed on Thursday, suggesting t...

Many Big Company CEOs Say They May Cut Staff

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Two-thirds of chief executives of the largest U.S. companies say they don't plan to increase hiring or will cut staff in the next six mo...

Employers Can't Keep Momentum After Job Openings Hit Three-Year High

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers advertised slightly fewer jobs in October, a modest decline from a three-year high hit in the previous month. Compa...

Matt Sledge

Some Suggest Government Fix Jobs Crisis With Government Jobs | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- John Brennan turned 91 in May. Today he lives in relatively good health on Long Island, his mortgage paid off. When he was growing up in M...

Lila Shapiro

The Labor Market Recovery That Never Came | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

In the first full year of the U.S. recovery, of those Americans who worked, more held down full-time, year-round jobs -- but fewer Americans worked at...

Sam Stein

Cain: 'Where Do We Stop?' | Sam Stein | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

Setting markers for the legislative debate ahead, presidential candidate Herman Cain said he opposed reauthorizing extended unemployment benefits that...

Janell Ross

Jobless Americans With Uncertain Unemployment Benefits Face An Uneasy Thanksgiving | Janell Ross | Posted 11.25.2011 | Business

Most years, Thanksgiving dinner at Pauline Richter's house in Skokie, Ill., features the classic American tableau: turkey with all the trimmings, an a...

Ending Long-Term Jobless Benefits Would Hurt Economy

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — A tax cut that reaches 160 million Americans and government aid for the long-term unemployed will expire at the end of the year &nd...

Down Economy Means Many Households Scaling Back On Thanksgiving Dinner

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT and DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business

Some are holding potluck dinners instead of springing for the entire feast. Others are staying home rather than flying. And a few are skipping the tur...

Unemployment Fell In Most U.S. States Last Month

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Unemployment rates fell in three-quarters of U.S. states last month, a sign that many parts of the country are experiencing modest job g...

In Down Economy, Debt Collector Complaints Spike

Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

As the down economy makes it increasingly difficult for Americans to pay their bills, debt collectors are targeting consumers in droves, prompting an ...

Recent College Grad Dons "Hire Me" Sandwich Board

Turnstyle | Posted 01.16.2012 | College

Photo: Tajah Jones/Youth Radio Alexander Monsanto wearing his "Hire Me" sandwich board in San Francisco. By: Sayre Quevedo Alexander Monsanto has ac...

Rich Kid Looking For A Job? Ask Dad

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

NBC may be getting some widespread criticism for its decision earlier this week to hire Chelsea Clinton as a special correspondent, but Bill's daughte...

Americans Moved At An All-Time Low Rate Last Year

Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

Americans last year moved at the lowest rate in recorded history, according to a new report from the Census Bureau. Between 2010 and 2011, 11.6 per...

Hollywood Occupying Hope

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.14.2012 | Home
Brent Budowsky

Find me a few stars of stage, screen and song with the principle and courage that Frank Sinatra showed when he stood up for his brother Sammy Davis Jr. in the 1950's and you can change the world and help end this cold season of hardship and discontent.

Bankers Face Double Whammy Of Job Cuts And Sluggish Hiring

Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

Bankers, enduring rounds of deep job cuts, face the grim prospect of having nowhere to turn to for immediate employment in the industry, as nearly...