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This Year's October Surprise Will Come in November

Katherine V.W. Stone | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Katherine V.W. Stone

Every four years we hear warnings about an "October surprise" that could upheave the political landscape on the eve of the election. This year, the "surprise" threatens to hit land on November 2: it is the prospect that a million workers could receive a layoff notice on the Friday before the election.

The McCain and Lockheed Dots Are Connecting

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

John McCain and the Lockheed-Martin have been behaving in ways that parallel each other. That could be explained by their common political objectives, or by a separate action by McCain that was only recently uncovered by some watchdogs. It's question time.

Patrick Svitek

White House Budget Chief: Don't Send WARN Act Layoff Notices Before 'Fiscal Cliff'

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

The latest chapter in budget cut politics opened Wednesday as the Obama administration's top fiscal guru stood by federal direction that some companie...

The Decline Of Twinkie

Posted 05.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Twinkies and Ding Dongs may have made you smile, but now Hostess Brands Inc., the company responsible for making Twinkies and Ding Dongs, is making a ...

Dave Jamieson

'Pink Slime' Uproar Leads To Pink Slips For Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business

The uproar over "pink slime" beef products may have claimed some collateral damage, with a meatpacking worker in California saying she and her colleag...

Layoffpalooza? Illinois Could Lose 1,800 Jobs By March

Posted 02.09.2012 | Chicago

Obligated by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act to inform the state of planned job cuts, sixteen companies have submitted re...

WATCH: Workers Continue Lawsuit After Bakery Offers To Pay Lost Wages

Posted 01.17.2012 | Chicago

Employees of a Lincolnwood bakery who say their rights were violated when the business closed abruptly will continue their lawsuit, even though owners...