| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Layoffs have begun at Focus Features.
Employees in the specialty label's New York and Los Angeles locations were told Monday whether they would lose their positions, though it is not known how many jobs will be cut. Focus, an imprint of Universal...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before trying out for quarterback of the Vikings.
The Skinny: I have a confession to make. I kind of want to see "Bad Grandpa." Any takers? Tuesday's roundup includes analysis of Netflix earnings and layoffs at Focus Features. Also,...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:21 PM
NEW YORK — Bank of America Corp. is slashing 1,200 jobs in its mortgage division as the company's refinancing business slows amid rising interest rates.
The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank made the cuts this week, a BofA representative said. The jobs...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Ignoring pressure from organized labor, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has decided to retain a top budget official who recommended layoffs and cuts in pension benefits for new hires during the city's fiscal crisis.
Miguel Santana, who reports to both...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Severna Park company Dynasplint Systems Inc. laid off 500 employees, including about 250 in Maryland, on Tuesday after its lender moved to foreclose on its property, including cash that was to cover payroll.
In a letter to laid-off employees obtained...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Baltimore County and union members have agreed to extend the contract for firefighters and paramedics through June 2016, guaranteeing no layoffs or furloughs through that time.
The extension is for members of Baltimore County Professional Fire...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:00 PM
The city of Costa Mesa opened contract negotiations with its largest employee association this week by offering a 5% pay cut, a 5% increase in pension contributions and other sharp reductions in compensation that a workers' representative deemed...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Many Orlando Health workers are distressed by the news of cutbacks that will hit their pockets hard.
This week, the eight-hospital health system notified night-shift workers that their "differential" pay would be trimmed by several dollars an hour. Some...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:30 AM
There are patterns of behavior and events associated with problematic city charters. Considering Costa Mesa's revived city charter efforts, it is important to recognize when these patterns are being repeated so that past mistakes can be avoided. These...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Unionized public health nurses in Baltimore County have agreed to a two-year contract extension that provides job security through June 2016, county officials said Thursday.
The deal with the Baltimore County Federation of Public Health Nurses...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Six years after the mortgage meltdown, delinquencies and foreclosures are way down. Millions of borrowers have cut their housing costs by refinancing at the lowest interest rates ever recorded.
That's great for borrowers and bank balance sheets, but bad...