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Weekly Jobless Claims Drop a Bit in Latest Tally

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop a Bit in Latest Tally

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell marginally last week, but continues to point to an improving labor market. Read More »

Think Before You Post: Your Online Presence Can Cost You a Job

Think Before You Post: Your Online Presence Can Cost You a Job

Pump up those privacy settings

Fifty-one percent of employers who research job candidates on social media say they've found content that led them to not hire the candidate. Read More »

Admit It, You Actually Like Work Better Than Your Family

Admit It, You Actually Like Work Better Than Your Family

Study shows most of us less stressed on the job

A new study shows your stress levels decrease at work and rise at home. Does that mean you like your job better than your family? Not necessarily... Read More »

Study Asks, 'Is Your Job Meaningful?'

Study Asks, 'Is Your Job Meaningful?'

Job meaning and job satisfaction are not the same thing

Payscale has just released a study on job meaning as it relates to compensation, and the results are exhaustive, revealing, and maybe a little sad. Read More »

The 20 Unhappiest Jobs In America

The 20 Unhappiest Jobs In America

Growth opportunities receive lowest ratings from employees

We pinpoint the jobs with the lowest happiness levels in the country, based on 24,000 employee evaluations across more than 250 different job roles. Read More »

Hoax! Grandmother's Claim that KFC Kicked Out Her Scarred Granddaughter Reportedly Bogus

Hoax! Grandmother's Claim that KFC Kicked Out Her Scarred Granddaughter Reportedly Bogus

Story made waves but may be hoax

The 3-year-old scar victim whose story raised thousands may turn out to be a hoax. Read More »

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Sleeps In On Big Bucks Advertisers at Cannes

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Sleeps In On Big Bucks Advertisers at Cannes

Flubs chance to impress global marketing brands

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer overslept and showed up two hours late for an important dinner with key advertisers. Read More »

The 10 Best Careers Right Now For Recent College Graduates

The 10 Best Careers Right Now For Recent College Graduates

The tech industry leads the pack

The University of California, San Diego's fifth annual list of "Hot Careers for College Graduates" breaks down the top career paths for recent grads. Read More »

The Posing Dead: Funeral Homes Arrange Deceased In Elaborate Scenes

The Posing Dead: Funeral Homes Arrange Deceased In Elaborate Scenes

Insert your favorite "thinking outside the box" pun here

A New Orleans funeral home is at the forefront of a trend in which the bodies of loved ones are posed in elaborate, diorama-like scenes. Read More »

Are 9 Sexual Harassment Cases And A Naked Dancing Video Cause For Firing? Maybe Not

Are 9 Sexual Harassment Cases And A Naked Dancing Video Cause For Firing? Maybe Not

Dov Charney’s Firing From American Apparel May Not Be For Cause

American Apparel's CEO was ousted last week. Was his naked dancing video behind the firing? His 9 sexual harassment cases? Or something even dirtier? Read More »

17 Reasons You Hate Your Job

17 Reasons You Hate Your Job

Why are so many people dissatisfied with their professional lives?

Quora users offered explanations of why they hate their jobs. We pulled 17 of the most interesting responses. Read More »

Obamas Want Daughters To Taste Minimum-Wage Life

Obamas Want Daughters To Taste Minimum-Wage Life

Getting a paycheck is not always fun, stimulating or fair

Both President and Michelle Obama worked minimum-wage jobs and also want their daughters to learn from that experience. Read More »

Want A Job Down South? Sorry, Not Jewish Enough

Want A Job Down South? Sorry, Not Jewish Enough

Study looks at employment discrimination by religion

A recent study suggests that in the South, the most religious part of the US, there is discrimination against religious job applicants except Jews. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; Labor Market Continues to Firm

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; Labor Market Continues to Firm

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions. Read More »

​'For 2 Cents, I'd Blow This Joint!'

​'For 2 Cents, I'd Blow This Joint!'

Most Americans would switch jobs if given a chance

Watch out, boss. With the American economy steadily improving, your employees may be looking for the exits. Read More »

Millennial 'Mad Men': The Future Of Advertising At Cannes

Millennial 'Mad Men': The Future Of Advertising At Cannes

Meet the next generation of ad creatives

This year's Cannes Lion Festival is ground zero for sweeping changes in the advertising industry, where a generation gap is growing wider every day. Read More »

Indian Factory Workers Kill CEO Over Pay

Indian Factory Workers Kill CEO Over Pay

Stormed office demanding 40 hours instead of 25

H.K. Maheswari, CEO of North Brook Jute Mill, died enroute to the hospital after a mob of workers stormed his office when he denied their pay request. Read More »

Apparently This Is How Much An Amazon Worker's Life Is Worth

Apparently This Is How Much An Amazon Worker's Life Is Worth

Each of five companies cited for safety regulations may pay $6,000

The death of an Amazon.com warehouse worker crushed in a conveyor system may lead to fines of just $6,000 per company. Read More »

How My Father Helped Build America

How My Father Helped Build America

His daredevil days behind him, my dad became a union man

James Petersen was a union man. The only time I ever saw him wear a suit to work was for Teamsters negotiations. Read More »

Two Police Officers Rap and Sing Katy Perry's

Two Police Officers Rap and Sing Katy Perry's "Dark Horse"

Two Texas police officers become viral video stars for lip synching to Katy Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" while driving in their squad car. Read More »

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