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Layoffs and Downsizing

Layoffs and Downsizing
Layoffs and downsizing both refer to reductions that companies make in staff.
Layoffs and downsizing both refer to reductions that companies make in staff. « Show less

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  • Time for public employee unions to pick up the tab

    Time for public employee unions to pick up the tab
    For more than half of my 38 years in the news business, I've been a member of a union, though I'm not currently. And my late father was a proud Teamster for decades. So I appreciate the goods that unions deliver to nearly 15 million members in the...
  • A greedy, hypocritical GOP

    A greedy, hypocritical GOP
    Do the Republican members of the House care about the Americans they’re hurting by shutting down the government? Or are they just having fun with politics at our expense? Sure, Congress is still getting paid, even though they’re to blame for...
  • The government shutdown's toll by the numbers

    The government shutdown's toll by the numbers
    The first government shutdown in nearly 20 years ended late Wednesday after Congress agreed on a deal to fund the government through Jan. 15. and raise the nation's debt limit through Feb. 7. The 16-day ordeal took a toll on the national economy,...
  • Government is working again, sort of

    Government is working again, sort of
    WASHINGTON — Yosemite National Park's visitor centers were open. The barricades at the World War II memorial were down. And the Giant Panda Cam was back on. Thousands of federal workers returned to their jobs Thursday after Congress passed and...
  • Budget stalemate could end talk of the Fed tapering its stimulus

    Budget stalemate could end talk of the Fed tapering its stimulus
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve appeared poised a few weeks ago to start pulling back on its unprecedented support for the economy, but surprisingly stopped short out of fear the recovery still was too fragile. That was before the budget...
  • Angry over shutdown, Sen. Boxer tells House Republicans to 'grow up'

    Angry over shutdown, Sen. Boxer tells House Republicans to 'grow up'
    WASHINGTON — California Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Capitol Hill office was locked, with a sign reading, "Office closed due to government shutdown." Much of her staff has been furloughed. The number of staffers answering calls has been scaled back....
  • Furloughed FEMA workers return to deal with Tropical Storm Karen

    Furloughed FEMA workers return to deal with Tropical Storm Karen
    Even though the political deadlock that has forced a partial shutdown of the federal government continues, some emergency workers are going back to work to deal with the growing threat from Tropical Storm Karen. The Federal Emergency Management Agency...
  • Congress resumes Saturday; no shutdown end in sight

    Congress resumes Saturday; no shutdown end in sight
    WASHINGTON – With no end to the shutdown in sight, Congress headed into a weekend session as House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) sought to firm up fraying support from his conservative flank by vowing he would not agree to raise the nation’...
  • In a stalemated Capitol, lawmakers embrace political theater

    In a stalemated Capitol, lawmakers embrace political theater
    WASHINGTON — On the first day of the federal government shutdown, Republican leaders shucked their jackets, sat at a conference table and faced empty chairs — and cameras — to show that Democrats wouldn't negotiate. With the shutdown...
  • 'Cyclone' hits several Midwestern states with tornadoes, snow

    'Cyclone' hits several Midwestern states with tornadoes, snow
    A blizzard, thunderstorms and tornadoes up to two miles wide were part of a large storm system hitting several Midwestern states Friday, with forecasters expecting a wet, windy weekend. The thunderstorms and tornadoes centered over western Iowa...
  • House votes to pay workers furloughed during government shutdown

    House votes to pay workers furloughed during government shutdown
    WASHINGTON — The House unanimously agreed Saturday to provide back pay for hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers, but they showed no sign of ending the impasse that has forced much of the government to shut down. Lawmakers faced...