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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • EBay plans to cut 2,400 jobs, may spin off or sell enterprise unit; adds Icahn exec to board

    EBay plans to cut 2,400 jobs, or 7 percent of its staff, in the first quarter to simplify its structure and boost profit ahead of a planned separation of its business. The job cuts will fall across its marketplaces, PayPal and enterprise businesses....
  • Different housing markets, politics, multiple bond markets all complicate ECB stimulus effort

    Big bang or disappointment? Markets are waiting to see just how much financial firepower the European Central Bank will unleash Thursday, when it is expected to announce large-scale purchases of government bonds with newly printed money to stimulate a...
  • Amid talk of a recovered economy, hard-hit worker struggles to stay afloat

    Ask Joshua Thevenin — who since last month has been a newspaper salesman, fireworks vendor and tele-marketer — what he thinks about assertions the economy is roaring toward recovery and you'll get a sigh and a shake of his head. "I don't...
  • Your chances for a raise are best in years, survey finds

     Your chances for a raise are best in years, survey finds
    Many workers in Chicago and elsewhere might have reason to feel more optimistic about their chances of getting a raise than they have in years. Nearly 2 in 5 small and midsize U.S. businesses, or 38 percent, said they plan to increase salaries in the...
  • American Express to cut more than 4,000 jobs

    American Express to cut more than 4,000 jobs
    American Express said Wednesday it plans to cut more than 4,000 jobs this year, about 6 percent of its total workforce. The New York-based charge card company said the cuts are part of a companywide efficiency drive. The announcement came as it reported...
  • 'Culture Crash' examines the crisis in the creative industry

    'Culture Crash' examines the crisis in the creative industry
    Scott Timberg believes America's creative class is being destroyed by what he calls today's "winner-take-all" economy. Backing his argument with an avalanche of empirical evidence from across the music, publishing, newspaper, movie and architecture...
  • Amid stagnant wages, Washington mulls how to boost income

    WASHINGTON The economy is growing, hiring is picking up steadily and falling energy prices mean more cash in the wallet. Yet one key measure of economic well-being remains stubbornly in neutral: the wages of Americans. The plight of the paycheck is about...
  • EBay to slash 2,400 jobs amid weak holiday sales

    Online marketplace EBay Inc. is slashing 2,400 jobs, or about 7% of its workforce, after a mixed holiday season and a lower-than-expected revenue forecast for the current quarter. The job cuts will affect its Marketplaces and Enterprise businesses, as...
  • American Express to cut more than 4,000 jobs

    American Express Co. said it will cut more than 4,000 jobs this year as it curtails expenses. AmEx also said Wednesday that it took a $206-million charge in the fourth quarter to "improve operating efficiencies. The lender, led by Chief Executive...
  • Job expansion expected over the next three years

    Job expansion expected over the next three years
    The Great Recession is not quite forgotten in Central Florida, but 2015 is all about growth, and the Orlando area is a star in the state forecast for jobs. The signs are everywhere: cranes along Orange Avenue, continued expansion of Medical City in Lake...
  • US home construction rises 4.4 percent in December with annual total strongest in 9 years

    Construction of new homes rebounded in December, helping to push activity for the entire year to the highest level since the peak of the housing boom nine years ago. Builders started construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million in...