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  • Raise the minimum wage? No, subsidize wages instead.

    Livable wages and less income disparity are noble objectives that resonate with many people. President Obama has proposed that Congress raise the minimum wage as a way to meet those objectives. But there's a better way to improve wages, assist low-...
  • District 112 may cut number of schools in half to save money

    District 112 may cut number of schools in half to save money
    North Shore School District 112 officials argue the district's future looks bleak without closing four or even six of the district's 12 school buildings. Members of the district's superintendent's citizen finance and facilities advisory committee have...
  • Layoffs easing: Initial unemployment claims drop to 316,000

    Layoffs easing: Initial unemployment claims drop to 316,000
    Layoffs appear to be easing as the number of people who filed for unemployment claims last week dropped by 10,000 to 316,000, the U.S. Labor Department reported Wednesday.  The number of initial unemployment claims has decreased in six of the last seven...
  • 99 Cents Only chain lays off 160 workers

    99 Cents Only Stores Inc. has laid off about 160 workers as the company sought to streamline costs and stay competitive. No stores will be closed and no employers or managers at any of the chain's 332 stores were affected in Tuesday's move, according to...
  • Good answers to why you've been jobless

    DEAR JOYCE: What should I say, other than "duh," when an interviewer asks why I've been out of work for so long? Is this question even legal? -- J.R. An interviewer uses the legal why-jobless-so-long question as a time-saver to quickly uncover what's...
  • Wal-Mart laying off 2,300 Sam's Club managers and hourly workers

    Wal-Mart laying off 2,300 Sam's Club managers and hourly workers
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is laying off 2,300 employees in its Sam’s Club division as it tries to make its workforce leaner. In total, 2% of the 116,000 Sam’s Club employees in the U.S. will lose their jobs. Employees were being informed of the...
  • 5 years after financial crash, many losers -- and some big winners

    5 years after financial crash, many losers -- and some big winners
    Never let a crisis go to waste, says an old rule of politics. For some major players in the economy, the financial crisis that began five years ago this month with Lehman Bros.' collapse turned out to be as much an opportunity as a calamity....
  • Local Patch editors among those to lose jobs

    Local Patch editors among those to lose jobs
    The editors of many local Patch websites were among a large number of employees reportedly laid off by the news company Wednesday, under a national "restructuring" by its new owner. Investment holding company Hale Global agreed to assume majority...
  • A misguided corporate takeover [Letter]

    A misguided corporate takeover [Letter]
    I'm neither an employee nor a stockholder in Sysco or U.S. Food Service, but this combination will not benefit either company or its employees ("Sysco to buy US Foods, former Columbia-based company, for $3.5 billion," Dec. 9). Two companies calling on...
  • California posts modest job growth; unemployment rate falls to 8.3%

    California posts modest job growth; unemployment rate falls to 8.3%
    California added a net 13,600 jobs in December, a modest but decent showing for a month of less-than-robust growth throughout the nation. Those gains were enough to help push the unemployment rate down to 8.3% from 8.5% the previous month, the state...
  • NBCUniversal plans to shed 164 jobs

    NBCUniversal plans to shed 164 jobs
    NBCUniversal is laying off more than 160 employees from its Burbank facility, a direct result of “The Tonight Show’s” pending move to New York City with Jimmy Fallon as the new host, according to a company spokesperson. NBCUniversal...