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  • Sharp drop in federal employment expected

    Sharp drop in federal employment expected
    Federal employment is expected to drop sharply in the span of a decade, government projections show, as budget cuts and retirements begin to reshape the workforce. While U.S. employment will likely grow nearly 11 percent from 2012 through 2022,...
  • Fed communication, timing key to reduce risk of stimulus exit: IMF

    Fed communication, timing key to reduce risk of stimulus exit: IMF
    WASHINGTON -- Clear communication and proper timing are key to the Federal Reserve ending its unprecedented stimulus efforts without damaging the improving U.S. economic recovery, the International Monetary Fund said Friday. With Fed policymakers set to...
  • Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving

    Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving
    At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening. In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
  • Lockheed Martin to lay off 4,000 workers, shrink California operations

    Lockheed Martin to lay off 4,000 workers, shrink California operations
    Defense contractor Lockheed Martin on Thursday said it would cut 4,000 positions and close several facilities due to reduced government defense spending.   The Bethesda, Md.-based company said it would close plants in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas and...
  • Another economic crisis brewing [Commentary]

    Another economic crisis brewing [Commentary]
    Even Wal-Mart is too expensive for recession battered America. Everyday low prices are no longer enough — middle-class consumers are fleeing to dollar stores to stretch shrinking paychecks. Yet, Democratic politicians and economists who...
  • CPS plans money-saving move to smaller headquarters

    CPS plans money-saving move to smaller headquarters
    Facing steep fiscal challenges, Chicago Public Schools plans to downsize central office operations by next fall. The district is considering moving its downtown offices, at 125 S. Clark St., a few blocks away, to 1 N. Dearborn St., the site of the...
  • Dance of the GOP governors

    Don't look now, but auditions for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are already underway in Washington. And the flavor of the moment is — governors. First came Chris Christie, the pugnacious governor of New Jersey, who won reelection...
  • Detroit bankruptcy sends tremors through China

    BEIJING -- Detroit’s deep financial difficulties may have prompted China to look more closely at its own debt risk. On Sunday, the Chinese government announced that it would be undertaking a comprehensive audit of local debt in China, an issue...
  • Japan economy slows in second quarter, spurring sales tax debate

    Japan economy slows in second quarter, spurring sales tax debate
    Japan's economic growth slowed in the second quarter, spurring debate over whether the country should raise its sales tax in order to more quickly pay down its public debt.  The country's gross domestic product grew at an annualized 2.6%, coming in at a...
  • Cuts to federal defenders undermine judicial system

    As Americans, we all agree that everyone should get a fair hearing in our nation's courtrooms. Public defenders — lawyers assigned to those unable to afford one — ensure that every American's right to legal counsel, and a fair trial, is...
  • CPS gives pink slips to 200 lunchroom workers

    CPS gives pink slips to 200 lunchroom workers
    Chicago Public Schools began laying off 200 lunchroom workers Friday in the latest round of pink slips issued by the cash-strapped district. CPS officials said in  a press release that the layoffs would save $4 million and are part of  “an...