Archive for November, 2010
When the Romans invade in AD 43, they impose their way of life and also create some truly terrible job vacancies that just have to be filled. Some 400 years later, when the Romans are becoming a distant memory, Anglo-Saxon England is able to offer a whole new range of miserable ways to make a living. Not a people to be outdone in the misery stakes, the Vikings, too, are no strangers to uncomfortable, dangerous and all-round grim working conditions.
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German Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level in 18 Years
German unemployment fell for a 17th month in November as business optimism improved, underscoring the gulf between Europe’s biggest economy and peripheral nations struggling to cut debt.
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Unemployment benefits set to expire
NEW Over 6 million people are at risk of losing unemployment checks if congress does not extend jobless benefits.
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Unemployment Benefits Expiration Would Lower Economic Growth
What’s Your Reaction? WASHINGTON — If Congress lets unemployment benefits expire this week, the jobless won’t be the only ones to feel the pain. The overall economy would suffer, too.
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Health workers strike over pay
Thousands of Queensland’s health professionals have gone on strike over protracted pay talks.
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Cheap Shots Column: Jeter may need to swallow his reality pride
A source close to the Derek Jeter contract negotiations with the New York Yankees said the Yankees believe Jeter and his agent need to #8220;drink the reality potion #8221; and realize the team’s three-year, $ 45 million offer is the best deal he’ll get.
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Low West Block reno bid triggered alarm bells
OTTAWA – A Montreal construction company’s bid on a Parliament Hill renovation “seems much too low,” federal officials were told weeks before they gave the firm a multimillion-dollar contract.
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Full agenda as Congress tries to finish for year
WASHINGTON The unemployed and millionaires. Doctors and black farmers. Illegal immigrants hiding from the law and gays hiding in the military. Along with just about everybody else, …
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December May Bring Much Shorter Jobless Benefits for Unemployed Pennsylvanians
Tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians can expect to lose their weekly unemployment benefit more quickly once December begins.
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German unemployment sinks again in November as economic rebound continues
BERLIN – The Federal Labor Agency says the number of people unemployed in Germany is down again in November as the job market benefited from the
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A plan for unexpected events
Imagine a future in which everyone got by on just three hours’ sleep a night; or in which employers were required to hire equal numbers of men and women for every type of job; or in which a technological …
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Retailers Say Online Sales Remain Strong
Long before the turkey was even in the oven, retailers began offering online holiday deals last week, and consumers jumped at the early opportunity.
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Four Home-Based Business Myths
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Rally in Portland to Urge Extension of Unemployment Benefits for Oregonians
The scary prospect for thousands of Oregon families not getting an extension of their federal unemployment benefits thanks to congressional inaction brought about a dozen unemployed Oregonians today to a rally in downtown Portland to protest. “We are on the verge of disaster,” said Eleyna Fugman, who’s been sporadically employed for 18 months. Fugman says she relies upon the [...]
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Area unemployment rate inches higher
BUCYRUS — Crawford County’s unemployment rate climbed slightly last month, but it has still fallen dramatically this year. The county’s jobless rate climbed 0.2 percent in October, bringing it to 11.3 percent, according to seasonally-unadjusted estimates released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services this week.
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Unemployment benefit extension to end
In its last session, the U.S. Congress did not extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program that provided additional weeks of unemployment
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5 money gift ideas for the holidays
This holiday season, skip the gadgets and give a money-themed gift with lasting impact.
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TGH Aviation provides key services for the troops in the U.S. Military
The dynamic team at TGH Aviation, a leading provider of aircraft instruments, fuel systems and avionics support, continues to create solutions that offer customers performance and safety enhancements.
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An options strategy is smarter than using leveraged ETFs.
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