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News Blankout

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Franken

Now that media owners have decided the only way to keep their profits way high is to gut their staffs without regard for coverage or public service, how about fill-in-the-blank news stories?

End '08 with '08 in Mind

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

A client of mine got laid off six months ago from a very lucrative position that offered him leadership and creative responsibility. Following the lay...

Jobless Claims Surge To 26-Year High

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A series of gloomy economic reports Wednesday showed consumers holding tight to their wallets with job losses expected to mount in ...

Free Fall: December 2008.

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Giles Slade

Here, at the end of the Bush years, the bottom has suddenly dropped out of the world and Americans are in mid-fall, struggling to stay upright and wondering when it will end.

The No-Layoff Approach To Cutting Labor Costs

New York Times | MATT RICHTEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A growing number of employers, hoping to avoid or limit layoffs, are introducing four-day workweeks, unpaid vacations and voluntary or enforced furlou...

Tech Sector Finally Hit With Job Losses

Bits | Matt Richtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the fine print of a jobs report published today is some mixed news for Silicon Valley. For the first time in this downturn, the region lost jobs; ...

The Axe, the Book, and the Ad

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Engelhardt

As with GM, it has been easier and far more immediately profitable for big publishers to just keep selling the "SUVs" of books until their business model went into the toilet rather than try to prepare for a new world.

Dudes Don't Read: The Book Biz's Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Chris Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Goldberg

Dudes aren't reading. But is it our fault? Or have publishers just given up trying to publish and market books that we'd want to read?

Most Layoffs In 2008: The Companies That Cut The Most

247wallst.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

People who get to the end of 2008 and are still at work can be thankful. The unemployment rate will probably be over 7%. That does not count the peopl...

Recession: We're All in This Together, Part 2

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Perhaps we could take a lesson from the prosperous: don't be ashamed to ask for money. There's nothing shameful about taking care of yourself and your family.

Layoffs Hit CBS TV Execs

Hollywood Reporter | Nellie Andreeva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The wave of industrywide layoffs has reached CBS Corp. Employees of CBS Entertainment and CBS Paramount Network TV were let go Monday at the company'...

What's Wrong with Our Health Care System: #538 of Infinity

Doug Hatt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doug Hatt

In order to qualify for this safety-net health insurance coverage, I had to go without any kind of health insurance for anywhere between 45 and 90 days. Not just me, but my wife and baby.

Macmillan Latest Publishing Company To Suffer Layoffs

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Another book publisher is cutting jobs: Macmillan, where authors include Thomas Friedman, Rick Atkinson and Janet Evanovich, is elimi...

How to Profit from a Career Switch to the Non-Profit Sector

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

The business world is crumbling all around us, but non-profits have been growing faster than either the business or government sector--and they're facing a shortage of talent.

The Recession Hits Home

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Gunther

I'd love to spend some time in the developing world. (Wouldn't it be great if we could find a way to "green" China, India and Africa, while helping to alleviate global poverty?)

It's a Pink Christmas

Chip Conley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chip Conley

When fear becomes a predominant emotion in many companies, it negatively affects innovation, proactivity, and, human relationships.

Change, She is a' Comin'

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

I have been a big fan of the work and person of Barbara Winter and her Winning Ways newsletter for many years. I even had the joy of dining with her o...

Failure is Not an Option [* Some Exceptions Apply]

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Morrison

Does this GOP retusal to tolerate subsidized failure mean the Republicans will give me my Iraq war tax money back? It might just have a better shot at success in Detroit than it did in Baghdad.

Democrats Go Down on the Auto Bailout

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

Passage of the $15 billion dollar bailout package for Detroit auto makers is far from a done deal. But should it pass, know that it did so because Democrats yet again folded like cheap lawn chairs.

CBS Layoffs Hit Interactive, CNet

Silicon Alley Insider | Nicholas Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CBS Interactive will cut headcount by 20% in almost all divisions, an employee source says. A CBS rep tells us that number is "not accurate," but refu...

$14 billion auto bailout dies in Senate

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A $14 billion emergency bailout for U.S. automakers collapsed in the Senate Thursday night after the United Auto Workers refused to...

Dear Too Big To Fail

Robyn Blumner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robyn Blumner

If I had turned an ungodly profit by putting my seal of approval on investments that turned out to be garbage, I'd be deeply worried about personal liability and jail.

White-Collar Unemployment Spreading, Study Finds

nytimes.com | Patrick McGeehan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Well-paid professionals like lawyers and architects are joining the rapidly expanding unemployment rolls in New York City, according to a new unemploy...

Viacom to Employees: Happy Holidays and Go Screw Yourselves

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Allison Kilkenny

Late paychecks are always a drag, but they're especially inconvenient during the holidays. A delayed payment of a week may mess up one's checkbook, bu...

Trickle-Downsizing: Laid-Off Professionals Can't Afford to Keep the Help

New York Times | JULIE SCELFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

IN September, Cathy DeVore, a real estate agent in Larchmont, N.Y., whose business has been at a standstill lately, began taking gradual steps to lay ...