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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?)

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'...

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...

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.

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.

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 ...

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...

Office Depot Job Cuts, Store Closings

AP | ASHLEY M. HEHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — Office Depot Inc. will close about 9 percent of its North American stores and cut 2,200 jobs over the next three months while planning...

Republic Workers and the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah van Gelder

The factory sit-in could launch an economic human rights movement that takes off where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. left off when he was assassinated supporting striking sanitation workers.

Yahoo Layoffs Expected To Be Announced Today

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ahoo Inc. is expected to begin handing out pink slips Wednesday to about 1,500 workers who are losing their jobs as the Internet company tries to boos...

Sony Cutting 8,000 Jobs Amid Global Downturn

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Sony Corp. is slashing 4 percent of its worldwide work force, reining in spending and shutting plants as it tries to ride out a looming ...

How To Turn A Layoff Into Lemonade

newsweek.com | Gwen Moran | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For a few years, Christine Marchuska was living the high life. After graduating from Cornell University in 2002, she worked as a day trader and eventu...

Yahoo Layoffs: Cutting by the Numbers, and Not Making the Same Mistakes Again

Susan Mernit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susan Mernit

I'm hoping that this time Yahoo is (finally) able to apply some smarts in the human capital area. Maybe this time the huge upheavals and chaos this reduction in force will create actually leaves the best and brightest on staff.

Fiscal Crisis Yoga

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Understanding and accepting that bad things happen, that things won't always go our way, that people and events will disappoint us -- it's not pessimism. Rather, it's reality.

Dow Chemical To Cut 5,000 Jobs, Close 20 Plants

AP | ERNEST SCHEYDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Dow Chemical Co. said Monday it will slash 5,000 full-time jobs _ about 11 percent of its total work force _ close 20 plants and sell...

Is Corporate America Addicted to Layoffs?

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Are these corporate managers making the right moves during tough economic times, or are they shortsighted and dumb?

How to Save Books from Extinction

Danny Groner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danny Groner

Last week the publishing world was shaken by word of layoffs and reorganization inside some of the top publishing houses. While the written word is st...

Ad Industry Predicts Horrible 2009 Layoffs

NY Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After trimming jobs throughout the year, Madison Avenue is bracing for even bigger layoffs in 2009. Ad executives and recruiters expect agencies, wh...

Congress Must Hold Hearings With CEOs Who Lay Off Workers

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

I'm tired of reading about the job layoffs daily while witnessing the lavish spending and bad decisions of incompetent CEOs, so I decided to do something about it and started a petition.