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The Myth of "Rightsizing" the Federal Workforce

Steve Ressler | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Steve Ressler

President Ronald Reagan was no fan of big government. But would the man who famously said, "As government expands, liberty contracts," agree with the latest efforts to contract the federal government?

Zach Carter

How Obama's Failed Foreclosure Relief Plan Contributes To The Jobs Crisis | Zach Carter | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's inability to stem the foreclosure crisis ricocheted dramatically on Friday, as the Labor Department released ...

Students Raise Voices To Save Teachers, Get New Computers

Mercury News | Sharon Noguchi | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education

It's one of the ironies of public education: Students get steeped in lessons about democracy, but when it comes to running schools, they have no role,...

Zach Carter

Top Credit Union Halts Wage Garnishing In Response To State Government Layoffs | Zach Carter | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Facing heavy government layoffs from budget cuts, the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union says it will no longer seek to garnish...

Jobless Claims Down As Labor Market Could Be Picking Up

Posted 07.19.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, offering hope the labor market...

Dave Jamieson

Nurses On The Attack: Hospital Workers Fight Layoffs By Blasting Executives | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In recent months, the management at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has approached workers with a set of proposals that includ...

Cisco To Cut Thousands Of Jobs In Its Biggest Layoffs In History

Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

BOSTON (By Jim Finkle) - Cisco Systems Inc is expected to cut thousands of jobs in possibly its worst-ever round of layoffs to meet Chief Executiv...

Evanston Hospital Employee Gets Laid Off, Punches Boss In Face

Posted 06.22.2011 | Chicago

A 21-year-old food services employee at Evanston Hospital allegedly punched his boss in the face Wednesday afternoon, after being told he was getting ...

Downward Mobility After a Layoff: How We Landed Lower-Paying Jobs When the Dot-Com Bubble Burst

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 06.19.2011 | Business
Nicholas Carroll

By downgrading your education and work history on your resume, you may be able to land a job instead of spinning your wheels trying to replace your last job at the same salary.

Weekly Audit: The Shocking Truth About Taxes

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The super rich are different from you and me. For one thing, their tax rates are lower. According to I...

Joy Resmovits

End of Stimulus Deepens School Budget Woes | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.11.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- New programs slashed. Schools closed. Even more teachers fired. These and other cutbacks threaten to dismantle the lives of school chil...

The Career Epidemic: You Don't Have to Choose Between Your Job and Your Health

Elise Lelon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elise Lelon

There is a paradox to this current career crisis. In order to make a healthy livelihood, you need to make sure your job or joblessness doesn't suck the life out of you. Here are some tips for doing so.

Myspace May Lay Off More Employees | EMILY STEEL | Posted 06.08.2011 | Technology

News Corp.'s Myspace might lay off more employees in conjunction with a deal to sell the social media and entertainment site, according to people fami...

Toyota To Shutdown North American Factories Due To Parts Shortage

AP | By BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday that it's inevitable that the company will be forced to temporarily shut down all of its North Ameri...

Tomahawks and Teachers

Alan Singer | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Before Presidents try to sell us a new war, they should at least tell us the cost, especially when firing one lowly Tomahawk missile means laying-off forty teachers.

Fewer Layoffs Planned, Except For Government Workers

Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

NEW YORK: The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms fell in March, despite continued downsizing in the public sector, a report said on Wednesday...

A Town's Taxing Tax Troubles

Dave Astor | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Dave Astor

In 2010, municipal taxes in Montclair, NJ rose a whopping 9.2% -- with overall taxes (including school and county levies) increasing 5.5%. How many people do you know who received a 5.5% or 9.2% raise last year?

Yepoka Yeebo

Corporate Profits At All-Time High As Recovery Stumbles | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Despite high unemployment and a largely languishing real estate market, U.S. businesses are more profitable than ever, according to federa...

Shifting the Focus From "Strategic Default" to "Prudent Walkaway"

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nicholas Carroll

A "strategic default" currently means walking away from an underwater home even though the owner could afford to pay the mortgage. However, this repre...

Unemployment Claims Fall Slightly As Layoffs Slow

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, adding to evidence that layoffs are slowing and employers may be stepping up h...

Teacher Layoffs: Spring Rite or National Shame?

Susan Straight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Susan Straight

Were politicians willing to realize how foolish it is to slash budgets for education they might remember some of the most important people who shaped them before they became politicians: teachers, coaches, maybe even a few patient custodians.

Laura Bassett

Study: 9 Million Laid-Off Americans Lost Health Insurance In Last Two Years | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During the last two years, 57 percent of Americans who lost a job that provided them health insurance -- nearly 9 million people -- coul...

Times Joins Bloomberg's Battle Against Teachers

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Mayor Bloomberg is threatening to lay off over 4,6000 teachers because of state budget cuts. Lay-offs will devastate the schools, no matter which teachers get let go.

Public Sector Continues To Decline

Reuters | Lisa Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

hemorrhage (Reuters) - The jobs outlook is growing dimmer and dimmer for the public sector. Federal employment data released on Friday shows tha...

William Alden

When Cities Struggle, Workers Punished -- But Bondholders Spared | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- As cities across the nation struggle to balance their budgets, a chorus of experts has told investors to take cover. Economists, analys...