| Nov 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
At P & Young Apparel Inc. in the Los Angeles garment district, the clock keeping tabs on sewing workers' hours was regularly unplugged.
Company time cards showed more than a dozen employees all clocked in within two minutes of one another — a...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:00 PM
I believe it was me who once said, "The best workplace advice utilizes at least one made-up word."
With that in mind, here are some timely nuggets of wisdom for workplaces large and small:
If you're a top workplace, you need to be topperer.
| Nov 14, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Consumers went shopping in October and gave a much-needed boost to retailers, adding some crucial momentum to the holiday shopping season.
U.S. retail sales increased 0.3% last month, after dropping 0.3% in September, the Commerce Department said...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Within hours of landing here on Monday, President Obama took credit for the release of two Americans detained in North Korea, defended his decision to send more military trainers to Iraq, vowed to expand trade with Asia and unilaterally extended the...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 2:16 PM
New York City is often believed to be the most expensive city in the U.S., but a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics says otherwise.
The report compares the average annual expenditures on housing and related items, like utilities,...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Construction jobs in Florida should grow faster than other fields through 2017, according to a forecast released Friday.
University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith expects construction jobs to grow 10.4 percent over threee yeras. Jobs in trade,...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:35 PM
The Heritage Foundation has weighed in with its contribution to the enduring conservative effort to paint America's poor as undeserving mooks.
The right-wing think tank's offer is a paper titled "The War on Poverty After 50 Years," by senior research...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:16 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed two little-noticed bills that would have expanded a special injury leave program that pays California's emergency responders 100% of their salaries, tax-free, when they're out with claimed ailments.
Monday's action came a day...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:32 AM
American companies announced the fewest planned layoffs in 14 years in September while initial unemployment claims dropped last week to near a post-recession low, two positive labor market signs ahead of Friday's jobs report.
With the slowdown in job...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:52 AM
European Central Bank head Mario Draghi underlined the bank's willingness to step up its economic stimulus efforts with large-scale bond purchases if needed — but his comments after the bank's meeting Thursday did not seem to bring that day any...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Advertisers are known for trying to get the most exposure for their commercials for the least amount of money. Sometimes, even a hard-line negotiator must make concessions.
Madison Avenue is willing to pay higher prices for a range of returning TV...