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Why the Decrease in Unions and Defined Benefit Retirement Plans Hurts Us All

Don McNay | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Is there a correlation between the drop in unions and the drop in defined benefits plans? It certainly seems like it. As defined benefit plans are going away, so is the safety net for older Americans. Most bankruptcy filers are under age 54, but there is a steady rise in bankruptcies of people over age 55.

A Century Later the Same Old Thrill

Christine Negroni | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

The first time I flew in an airplane, I was six. It was an Eastern Airlines flight from Miami to Newark, probably in a DC-8, but I can't say for sure.

5 Disruptive And Unruly Airline Strikes

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 12.12.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth Thorp

It isn't unusual for travelers to wonder if there is precedent for the current chaos on the runways.

Pan Am: A Dream Takes Flight (Part IV)

Helen Davey | Posted 10.07.2011 | World
Helen Davey

Pan Am was the airline that practically invented aviation. It pioneered air navigation and communications, and its list of "firsts" in the industry is awe-inspiring. Known as the "Queen of the Skies," it was the benchmark by which all other airlines were judged.

Orphaned by Job Loss: Voices of Pan Am

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

In this, the last blog of my series, I hope to leave my readers with more understanding of the possible impact of traumatic loss of a company like Pan Am on employees.