“I’m very, very sorry to say that my business is skyrocketing,” the personal-finance guru Suze Orman said one late January afternoon.
After witnessing round after round of layoffs in journalism, I’ve learned that you should always take the package, the sooner the better. Yet the dictators of Middle East countries gripped by massive uprisings some in situations nearly as dire as that of print media are not gracefully bowing out in return for a sweet retirement deal.
Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs are dropping and employers may be hiring more workers. The Labor Department says the number of people seeking benefits dropped 10,000 to 382,000 in the week ending April 2
Los Angeles school year shortened in teachers deal The Los Angeles teachers union says it has reached a deal with the school district that would shorten the school year by at least five days, as officials cope with a $640 million budget deficit. United Teachers Los Angeles spokeswoman Marla Eby says under the agreement reached […]
The bad news came via certified letter to Norma Jimenez, Edna Rodriguez and nearly 17,000 other Puerto Ricans this month. To cut spending, Puerto Rico announced last month that thousands of government employees would be fired in the second round of layoffs this year.