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  • Andrew Biggs: I'm not contemptuous of the working class, but right!

    Andrew Biggs: I'm not contemptuous of the working class, but right!
    Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute, whose disdainful take on the plight of older workers I described this week as "fatuous and flatly untrue," defended his position Thursday as "substantively ... correct."  We can't both be right on this,...
  • In Maryland, jobs recovery uneven

    In Maryland, jobs recovery uneven
    To understand how unevenly the recession and recovery rippled across Maryland, consider its economic extremes. At one end, there's Anne Arundel County. Its employment base was 7 percent larger this spring than it was five years earlier, a gain of 17,000...
  • Sony to exit PCs, spin off TV business, eliminate 5,000 positions

    Sony to exit PCs, spin off TV business, eliminate 5,000 positions
    Sony Corp. is exiting the PC market, announcing Thursday that it was selling its Vaio personal computer division. The Japanese company said the move came after a "comprehensive analysis of factors, including the drastic changes in the global PC...
  • January jobs report disappoints again

    January jobs report disappoints again
    The U.S. economy created a disappointing 113,000 new jobs in January, the Labor Department reported Friday. Analysts expected nonfarm payrolls to increase by 185,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate fell again to 6.6 percent. the lowest level...
  • Sony to sell PC division, spin off TV business, lay off thousands

    Sony Corp., a struggling electronics maker trying to regain its once stalwart status, is undertaking a major restructuring that includes the sale of its PC division, a spinoff of its TV business and layoffs of thousands of employees. The Japanese tech...
  • OfficeMax, Specialty Foods among companies planning layoffs

    OfficeMax, Specialty Foods among companies planning layoffs
    Illinois employers announced they would lay off more than 500 workers in the coming weeks, according to notices filed with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Specialty Foods Group Inc., meat manufacturer, said it would...
  • L.A. County union approves new contract agreement

    L.A. County union approves new contract agreement
    After months of contentious negotiations that culminated in a strike by county social workers in December, Los Angeles County employees represented by Service Employees International Union Local 721 voted to approve a new labor agreement. The union's...
  • At least 3 key Metro execs leave in shakeup of transit agency managers

    At least 3 key Metro execs leave in shakeup of transit agency managers
    At least three key executives are expected to leave or have already left the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority after their jobs were eliminated to make the agency less top-heavy, Metro confirmed on Friday.  An ongoing...
  • Detroit bankruptcy plan includes deep pension cuts

    Detroit's plan to emerge from bankruptcy this year largely hinges on significant cuts to city workers' pensions and retiree health benefits — actions vehemently fought by public employee unions — as well as decreased payments to bondholders,...
  • Four key executives leaving in shakeup of Metro leadership

    Four key executives leaving in shakeup of Metro leadership
    Four key executives are leaving the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority after their jobs were eliminated to make the agency more efficient and less top-heavy, officials said Friday. Employees expressed surprise that leaders of...
  • Obama visits DreamWorks, calls Hollywood a 'bright spot' of economy

     Obama visits DreamWorks, calls Hollywood a 'bright spot' of economy
    President Barack Obama put the klieg light on Hollywood on Tuesday, calling the motion picture and television industry an engine of growth and a beacon in a recovering economy. "Entertainment is one of the bright spots of our economy," Obama told a...