U.S. worker productivity increased in the first quarter of 2008 at an annual rate of better than 2% -- which is pretty good. But the underlying reason is that job cuts required the remaining employees to do more work. Dan Grech reports.
The New York Stock Exchange hopes to finish acquiring the American Stock Exchange by the third quarter of this year. As many as 75% of Amex employees may be laid off after the merger. Alisa Roth reports.
In Saudi Arabia, strict religious laws forbid women from driving. There's talk of changing that rule in the next couple of years. But in the meantime, it's keeping women out of the workforce. Kelly McEvers reports.
After a little financial help from Congress, the Food and Drug Administration announced it will hire 1,300 new employees. It's a big deal for an agency that currently employs about 10,000 workers. Jeremy Hobson reports.
The economy as a whole will suffer if employers don't do enough to attract and retain older workers. That's the topic of a Senate hearing today on what some are calling a looming crisis in the labor force. Jeremy Hobson reports from Washington, D.C.
Do married women do more housework than their husbands? It can be a touchy subject, but a study by an economist at the University of Michigan has some statistics. Lisa Napoli talks with Frank Stafford about the study's results.
To reduce its dependence on foreign workers, Saudi Arabia's government is hiring more women and encouraging the private sector to do the same. But change isn't coming easily. Kelly McEvers reports from Riyadh.
Government approval of a Delta-Northwest airline merger is pending, but today Delta Airlines flight attendants begin voting on whether to unionize. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at what affect, if any, a union could have on the merger.