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Singing for their tips

Jan 30, 2007
Cold Stone Creamery continues to give Baskin-Robbins a run for its money — more likely because of the toppings smooshed into your ice cream on cold stones than their other gimmick. Sean Cole explains.
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Super Bowl sacks productivity

Jan 30, 2007
Workers could cost their employers as much as $820 million this week as Super Bowl parties are planned and office bets are waged. But some say those lost productivity studies don't tell the whole story. Amy Scott's on the sidelines.
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Day in the Work Life: London is calling

Jan 26, 2007
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life, 'our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we map out a tale with a tour guide.
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Virgin record label is history

Jan 26, 2007
British record group EMI is merging its American operations. They'll be run under the Capitol label, which means Virgin is out — along with hundreds of workers. Stephen Beard has details.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment, Jobs

Skycaps sue American over drop in tips

Jan 25, 2007
Boston's Skycaps have filed a class-action lawsuit against American Airlines, claiming tips have tanked since the airline started charging $2 for each bag checked curbside. Curt Nickisch reports.
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Economic turning point: Productivity's down

Jan 23, 2007
The Conference Board came out with a report today saying U.S. productivity growth is slipping. Kai Ryssdal talks with the Board's Ken Goldstein about what that might mean for inflation and interest rates.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs, Wall Street

Pension funds are filling up

Jan 23, 2007
Analysis shows that the nation's 100 largest companies have set aside more than enough money to take care of their pension obligations. That's a big change from just a few years ago. John Dimsdale reports.
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Generics are a bitter pill for Pfizer

Jan 22, 2007
The world's biggest drugmaker says it will lay off 10,000 jobs — about 10% of its workforce — due to threats to its sales from generic drugs. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

Pfizer, heal thyself

Jan 22, 2007
The world's largest drug maker could face anemic revenues in '07 and the prescription to cure that unhealthy financial outlook is expected to include some 10,000 job cuts. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Day in the Work Life: Bend it like. . . a chiropractor

Jan 19, 2007
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life,' our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we stretch a tale with a back-bender.
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