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The Unemployment Report: Analysis and Ugly Pictures

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Since the recession began, we've lost 4.4 million jobs or 53%. There is no way to spin those numbers as anything except terrible.

Goldilocks and a Nation of Bears

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Annabelle Gurwitch

We should really think twice about making instant judgments. Sometimes what smells like "pork" is really just smoked tofu.

Huge layoffs push joblessness toward double digits

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Tolling grimly higher, the recession snatched more than 650,000 Americans' jobs for a record third straight month in February as un...

Evidence the U.S. Layoffs Trend Has Peaked

Penny Herscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Penny Herscher

There's evidence that the number of layoff announcements and reported layoff events has started to drop.

Layoffs for Leaders

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Before the economy tanked, the U.S. had 435 House members, 100 senators, and 50 governors. After the tanking: 435 House members, 100 senators, and 50 governors. What's wrong with this picture?

When You Don't Understand the Business You're in, You're Screwed (Good-Bye Newspapers)

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Boyce

Ironically, delivering news through new media is cheap, fast and easy. Readers made the transition, it's just too bad so many newspapers, with so many good people, never did.

Finding Employment Benefits at the End of the Rainbow

Brandon Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Perkins

Like the million-plus people in this country over the last two months, I'm newly unemployed.

Govt: 'Mass Layoffs' Soared In January

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Employers took a large ax to their payrolls in January, the government said Wednesday, and the cuts are likely to get worse over th...

Health Insurance Subsidy in the Stim: What you need to know

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

COBRA is the federal program that allows workers to hold on to their health insurance benefits after a job loss. The measure is a stop on the way toward an envisioned universal health system.

Billy Graham Lays Off 10 Percent Of Staff

Charlotte Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Charlotte-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is laying off 55 employees - about 10 percent of its staff. "With the economy the way it is...

Nearly 5 Million Getting Unemployment Benefits

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — February is shaping up to be another brutal month of job losses: The number of laid-off workers receiving unemployment benefits hit...

Teenage Unemployment Hits 20%

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

There is a disconnect between what is being taught in schools and what is needed and valued in the marketplace.

Let's Hear it for the Girls

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Candy Spelling

For the first time ever in our country's history -- due in part to recent massive layoffs and cutbacks -- women will soon outnumber men in the full-time U.S. workforce. Equal numbers and equal pay?

The Brightest and Best (Males) Are the Ones Being Laid Off

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vicky Ward

I've never been prouder of the friends who've stoically accepted the axe but have kept their ideas flowing and their sense of humor -- even as they hunt for work.

Choosing Optimism When Pessimism Would Be Easier

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

With the election of Barack Obama to the presidency, there has been a lot of talk about "change" and optimism. Some even think we have been hearing ab...

Unemployment is Hard Work

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roseanne Colletti

Are you unemployed and working harder than ever?

We're All Wal-Mart Shoppers Now

Ron Galloway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Galloway

WalMart has 1.4 million employees at its 4000 U.S. locations. These employees have one thing in common: a job. Maybe not the most rewarding job in the world, but a job nonetheless.

8 Healthy Ways To Spend Time Post Lay Off | Kate Stinchfield | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If you've recently been handed a pink slip, you likely have a lot of free time on your hands. Once you've got your severance package and health insura...

Layoffs Finally Hit Wind And Solar

Green Inc. | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Wind and solar power have been growing at a blistering pace in recent years, and that growth seemed likely to accelerate under the green-minded Obama ...

Wall Streeters' New Status As Social Outcasts

New York Times | David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Monday was the last day of Iris Chau's 11-year career at JPMorgan Chase and she says there's a lot she'll miss about the job, including her colleagues...

500K Jobs Lost In January

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Layoffs are spiking as the recession rips through the country, with retailers, banks, factories and others cutting costs ever deepe...

Unemployment Takes the Bronze

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael B. Laskoff

After death and divorce, the most likely source of grief for most people is caused by unemployment. You can survive if you follow the old military adage: "Embrace the suck."

It's Showtime!

Judith Ellis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Ellis

I understand the correlation between an audition and an interview intimately. I always look at both as a performance.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week -- a week that saw unemployment claims hit a 42-year high, January layoffs hit 125,000, and President Obama call the economy "a continuing disaster" -- delivered a hard-to-top nominee for our Marie Antoinette Award: disgraced scam artist Bernie Madoff, who still so doesn't get it that he had the gall to bellyache about being cooped up in his $7 million Park Avenue apartment under "penthouse arrest" -- even as his victims face financial ruin. On the What Were They Thinking? front (Journalism Division), came word that Bill Kristol, hot on the heels of being dropped by the Times, was being picked up by the Washington Post, which is apparently eager to publish more unerring insights like Kristol's July 2007 gem: "George W. Bush's presidency will probably be a successful one."

Martha Stewart Living Editor Bounced As Ad Revenue Falls

New York Post | KEITH J. KELLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The top editor of Martha Stewart's flagship magazine has been bounced as part of a restructuring designed to cope with rapidly declining advertising r...