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Jill Schlesinger: Reason to smile today, but jobs crisis far from over

Oct 7, 2011
The September jobs report is out and it was better than last month, when I complained that President Obama blew it on jobs. The Labor Department ...
Posted In: Analysis, jill schlesinger, jobs report, labor

The robots are coming! Or, how to spoil a pefectly nice dance party.

Aug 1, 2011
Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and iPads, is reportedly planning to "hire" 1 million robots to take on the boring,...
Posted In: China, Foxconn, iPad, labor, robot, robots, world

National Labor Relations Board going after Reuters in Twitter case

Apr 7, 2011
An employee of Thomson Reuters tweeted something critical of her company's management. Now the NLRB will file a complaint against Thomson Reuters...
Posted In: free speech, labor, Twitter

The best and worst cities for jobs

Mar 3, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department will release its February jobs report on Friday. And that got us thinking about - location, location, location. The...
Posted In: employees, hiring, job seekers, jobless, Jobs, labor, Labor Department, Unemployment

MID-DAY UPDATE: Mixed job indicators, changes to home loan requirements

Mar 2, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department releases its monthly jobs report Friday, but other key job indicators give us a sense of what to expect. Job placement...
Posted In: Health, housing market, job applications, jobless, labor, mid-day update, mortgage, soda, Taxes

Support for labor unions vs. support for big corporations

Feb 18, 2011
These final notes today. First of all, a follow-up to our item earlier this week about the guy in Philadelphia who's trying to foreclose on Wells...
Posted In: foreclosures, labor, Wisconsin

MID-DAY UPDATE: Sanofi-Aventis buys Genzyme, inflation is up for January

Feb 16, 2011
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis announced this morning that it will buy American biotech firm Genzyme -- bringing to end over six...
Posted In: bankruptcy, borders, cotton, Genzyme, inflation, labor, mid-day update, Sanofi-Aventis, U.S. Labor Department

MID-DAY UPDATE: Chevron's $9 billion fine; NYSE merges with Deutsche Boerse; daily deal overdose

Feb 15, 2011
An Ecuadorean judge has fined American oil company Chevron for more than $9 billion in a case that has spanned a decade. The lawsuit began in 1990s...
Posted In: apple, Chevron, Ecuador, Finland, groupon, Jobs, labor, Microsoft, mid-day update, nokia, polution, sustainability, Texaco

MID-DAY UPDATE: Jobless claims, Suez Canal workers' strike, NYSE merger

Feb 10, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department this morning announced weekly jobless claims fell to 383,000, the lowest level in nearly three years....
Posted In: Amman, corporate profits, energy, jobless, Jordan, labor, mid-day update, middle east, NYSE, protests, stock market, strike, Suez Canal, UPS, weekly jobless, Wells Fargo

MID-DAY UPDATE: January job numbers, German stock market, and banana wars

Feb 4, 2011
Big news from the U.S. Labor Department today. The unemployment rate is down to 9 percent -- the lowest it's been in almost two years. At the same...
Posted In: bananas, economy 4.0, Europe, Germany, Jobs, labor, mid-day update, stock market, trade, Unemployment

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