| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:57 PM
After watching some of the speeches delivered by would-be Republican presidential contenders over the weekend at Iowa Rep. Steve King’s conservative confab in Des Moines, I got to wondering how long it will take Republicans to field a female...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 12:35 PM
PITTSBURGH — Sharply falling oil prices are prompting U.S. Steel to temporarily idle tubular operations near Cleveland and Houston, resulting in 756 layoffs.
Most of the layoffs will occur at the Pittsburgh steel producer's Lorain Tubular...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 3:17 PM
McDonald's said it is laying off 63 people at its headquarters in Oak Brook, where it employs about 1,700 people. Those layoffs are set to start in February.
McDonald's cuts are among 600 layoffs expected in coming months at Illinois companies that filed...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Facing continuing financial challenges as it rolls out new commercial and military engines, Pratt & Whitney will furlough thousands of salaried workers for seven days next year to control costs.
The engine maker's vice president of human resources said...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:56 AM
Our political system of frequent elections provides regular opportunities for officials to engage in a fresh start, though most of the players are not new to the office they hold. The issues that face the state, however, do not ebb and flow on the same...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:06 PM
Peoria-based Caterpillar said Wednesday it is laying off 200 workers at its Decatur and East Peoria facilities beginning Jan. 19.
"Products built in these locations are used in the mining industry, which continues to witness weak market conditions," the...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:46 AM
Florida had 1,457 job cuts in the private sector in December, down more than 30 percent from 2,183 in the same month last year.
Only one major layoff took place in South Floirida in the final month of 2014, Challenger, Gray & Christmas said Thursday....
| Jan 2, 2015
| 6:36 AM
Two private companies have filed layoff notices with the state regarding a total of 347 jobs to be cut at Patrick Air Force Base between now and March. The base is just south of Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, about one hour east of Orlando.
| Jan 5, 2015
| 7:48 AM
As Mayor Kenneth Bradley noted, there’s an old saying in politics: never say never. He’s keeping that in mind as he considers his future – but most likely, he added, it won’t be in the near future.
“I have certainly enjoyed...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:39 PM
United Bank announced Monday that it would close a branch in the Broad Brook section of East Windsor and four branches in Massachusetts because they were underperforming.
The company would not disclose how many people would be laid off as a result.
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:40 PM
They have no marching band, no home arena and no shot at landing on ESPN, but the University of Maryland University College's cyberdefense team is among the world's best.
The Cyber Padawans — a name that references Jedi knights in training in...