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Catherine New

Banks At A Tipping Point, Heading For Decline | Catherine New | Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

Wall Street has lost its luster. Financial services -- the white-collar industry that has grown to more than 8 percent of the economy -- is at a tippi...

George Soros' Investment Company Cutting Jobs

Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

Soros Fund Management, the investment company of billionaire George Soros, has laid off a handful of analysts and portfolio managers in recent mon...

Perfect Attendance: Cold and Flu Season's Public Health Menace

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Working while you are sick doesn't make you productive. Kids don't do well in school when they should be at home recovering, and their peers sitting next to them don't win either.

British Drug Giant To Slash More Than 1,000 U.S. Jobs

Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca is cutting nearly a quarter of its U.S. sales force in a second wave of redundancies in as many months as it seeks ...

The Biggest Corporate Layoffs of All Time

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St: Eleven American companies have laid off a total of nearly 600,000 people in the past two decades. Each also fired a large number of...

Citigroup To Slash Thousands Of Jobs

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) -- Citigroup says it is cutting 4,500 jobs over the next few quarters. CEO Vikram Pandit said the job cuts are part of th...

Nearly All Who Lost Jobs In The Recession Are Worse Off Now: Poll

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.02.2011 | Business

The economy is technically in recovery, but for a vast number of Americans, things are worse now than they were three years ago. A recent poll of A...

A Doubly Challenging Year For The American Red Cross

AP | By DAVID CRARY and MARGERY BECK | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

-- For the American Red Cross, it has been a doubly challenging year. While coping with a relentless series of natural disasters, the organization h...

Where's the Detroit Love?

Yusef Bunchy Shakur | Posted 01.28.2012 | Detroit
Yusef Bunchy Shakur

Mayor Bing and City Council President Pugh both have professed how they love Detroit and want to lead Detroit back to its glory days. We need leadership who are willing to demonstrate their love for us through their actions.

Law Firm That Hosted Foreclosure-Themed Costume Party To Close

AP | By CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 01.21.2012 | Business

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A New York law firm that specializes in foreclosures and was criticized for a Halloween party that mocked the homeless will close, a ...

Joy Resmovits

Exclusive: Detroit Public Schools Deficit Has Shrunk By Two-Thirds | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.20.2011 | Detroit

Less than a week after Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said the city was in "very serious" financial shape, the city's schools plan to announce they've dramat...

Mayor Dave Bing: 1,000 Job Cuts Amid Detroit Budget Crisis

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 01.18.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Detroit plans to cut 1,000 jobs by early next year to help deal with the city's budget crisis and avoid the possibility of a state-app...

UBS To Significantly Downsize In Coming Years

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

-- Swiss lender UBS AG told investors how it is downsizing its investment bank and shrinking that division's staff as the overall bank tries to reduc...

Greeting Cards for the Laid-Off

Eunice Roque | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home
Eunice Roque

Last week my boss instructed me to get "good-luck" cards for two co-workers being laid off. We had all been pretending it wasn't happening, but this was it for me.

Big Bank To Slash Thousands Of Jobs

Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

Citigroup Inc may cut "slightly more" than 3,000 jobs, becoming the latest U.S. bank to eliminate positions, a source familiar with the matter sai...

John Celock

Republicans Proposes Spending On Polar Bear Housing Amid Layoffs | John Celock | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

A recently-defeated Republican county executive in upstate New York remains a lame duck until the end of the year, but he is now proposing laying off ...

Mitt Romney Explains

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Preparing for What the Supercommittee Has in Store for Federal Agencies

Tom Fox | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

While there is no easy way to deal with the pain and difficult choices that lie ahead, it may be a good time to dust off some of those old books -- or discover new ones -- about leading change.

Software Maker To Lay Off Hundreds As Part Of Restructuring Plan

Posted 01.08.2012 | Business

Adobe Systems Inc plans to lay off 750 positions and take a charge of up to $94 million as part of a restructuring to re-focus the company on digi...

Public Sector Losing Jobs At Same Rate Private Sector Adding Them

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

When it comes to an economy trying to right itself, if it's not one thing, it's another. Even as the economy seems to be moving -- slowly -- in the...

Planned Layoffs Steeply Drop In October

Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

NEW YORK - The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms dropped in October after hitting a more than 2-year high the month before, while seasonal p...

California Prison Nurse Triples Her Income Due To Overtime Pay

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

In California, putting in the extra hours can apparently really pay off. A California nurse working at a men's prison tripled her pay last year by...

U.S. Companies Plan Little Hiring, Firing Over Next Six Months

Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

U.S. companies do not plan to significantly increase payrolls over the next six months but neither do they intend to aggressively fire workers, ac...

Alexander Eichler

As Budget Cuts Loom, Federal Layoffs Seem Increasingly Likely | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

Even as the nation's economy has limped along these past few years -- with millions of Americans unable to find jobs -- the federal government has kep...

Bloomberg and I Should Pay More Taxes

Alan Singer | Posted 12.19.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

While I am not a millionaire and I don't even qualify for the current New York State surcharge on higher income earners, I should be paying more taxes too. Maybe that would clean up some of the economic problems plaguing New York City.