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Employment & Labor News

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  • Are Bald Men Better Negotiators?

    It has long been understood that, for men with thinning hair, the comb-over is rarely a wise choice. In fact, thanks to recent research by Wharton School lecturer Albert Mannes, there is now evidence that men who embrace baldness by shaving … Read more...

  • The Rich Get Richer & the Poor Stay Put

    The typical American household had less income last year than the year before and the gap between the richest and the poorest is growing, according to newly released numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more...

  • Unemployment Rate Drops as More Americans Give Up Looking for Work

    The national unemployment rate dipped down to 8.1 percent last month, slightly below July's 8.3 percent and a full point lower than the August 2011 rate of 9.1 percent, according to numbers released last week by the Bureau of Labor … Read more...

  • It's All Good in the 1-Gigabit "Fiberhood"

    How fast, exactly, is 1 Gbps? Well, the average Internet speed in the United States is somewhere between 5 and 6 megabits per second, according to various reports. These 1-Gig systems, therefore, are as much as 200 times faster than the … Read more...

  • Increasing the Minimum Wage: Pros & Cons

    Supporters of a minimum wage increase argue it will help America's poor earn more, while providing an economic stimulus. But opponents claim it will end up hurting unskilled laborers. In the heat of a contentious election season, will … Read more...

  • New Law Helps Find Jobs for Veterans

    The VOW to Hire Heroes Act, signed into law in November 2011, calls for the creation of a program that pays for unemployed veterans to receive training in fields where skilled workers are in high demand, as determined by the U.S. Department … Read more...

  • How the Fall of the Euro Will Affect Us All

    Europe. Land of classic artistic masterpieces, of perfect flaky croissants, of crushing debt that threatens to destabilize the global economy. Read more...

  • May's Unemployment Numbers Show Relief for Hardest Hit States

    In Michigan, the jobless rate fell from 10.6 percent in May 2011 to 8.5 percent last month. Nevada's unemployment rate fell from 13.7 percent to 11.6 percent over the same period, and Florida's rate fell from 10.6 percent to 8.6 percent. Read more...

  • Need a Job? Move to the Midwest

    The Midwest continued to be the best place for job-seekers last month, according to data recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The states in the center of the country had an average unemployment rate of 7.2 percent in … Read more...

  • Make Expiring Tax Cuts Work for You

    It has been just a few blessed weeks since April 15, when we all emerged from stacks of 1099s and W-2s and declared ourselves ready to forget about taxes for another year. Not so fast. The tax cuts put in place during the previous … Read more...