Judge Judy will be presiding on television for two more years.
Judy Sheindlin and CBS Television Distribution said Monday that the feisty former New York state judge has signed on for two more years of "Judge Judy." It's one of the top daytime TV shows, seen by roughly 10 million people each episode. Read More »
Donna Read never planned to spend the rest of her life working at a grocery store. But the decent wages and great benefits kept her there for 12 years, until she was fired last summer. At age 58, Read fell into poverty, and into a depression that kept her in bed for three months.
But now Read is going back to... Read More »
Like a lot of county governments in California, Alameda County has been facing severe, multimillion-dollar budget deficits. But unlike most county governments, Alameda has guaranteed its County Administrator Susan Muranishi a Wall Street-like salary for the rest of her life.
According to news reports, Susan... Read More »
Income inequality is now at its highest levels since the Great Depression, and as this gap has grown, so have our fantasies of the idle rich, from the Kardashians to "Real Housewives." But many of the mega-rich have gotten mega-richer, with no plans to quit for a life of gentle tanning.
Writing for Forbes,... Read More »
U.S. Post Service worker Deborah Ford retired this week with a perfect attendance record: 44 years on the job, without taking a single sick day. That means the 64-year-old Ford (above) logged just short of 11,000 workdays. Read More »
Baby boomers aren't retiring. Recession-battered savings, and the prospect of a decades-long retirement, have left them clinging to their jobs, keeping our nation's youth out of the workforce and forever stunting the younger generation's career potential.
That's the story we often hear. But that's not the... Read More »
For most active-duty military personnel, where to call home is a decision largely left up to their branch of service. Though troops' desires about where they'd like to be based are taken into account, the needs of the mission are paramount in determining where military employees are based.
When they decide... Read More »
Over the course of their careers, workers rarely stay at one company anymore -- let alone at the same one for more than 70 years. But that was the experience of 92-year old Rose Syracuse, who retired Wednesday from Macy's, Inc., after 73 years of service. Read More »
GREECE, N.Y. -- A school bus monitor who was shown in a video being relentlessly bullied by a group of boys said Friday that she will retire.
Karen Klein, a 68-year-old grandmother, told The Associated Press that the decision to leave the job she held for three years was tough but wasn't based on her now... Read More »
The markets have been rallying since October. That sounds like good news for baby boomers approaching retirement age.
But here's a different question: why are we so into the idea of retirement in the first place? Read More »
By Annalyn Censky
NEW YORK -- There are far more jobless people in the United States than you might think.
While it's true that the unemployment rate is falling, that doesn't include the millions of nonworking adults who aren't even looking for a job anymore. And hiring isn't strong enough to keep up with... Read More »
Experts have long held that baby boomers would work well into their golden years -- if only because of financial necessity.
But a new study shows that the oldest in the group, those born in 1946, are retiring in droves -- and not all of them in happy circumstances.
Nearly 60 percent of the early boomers... Read More »
By Blake Ellis
NEW YORK -- Concerns about job security and piles of debt have left American workers more pessimistic about retirement than ever.
Only 14 percent of workers feel "very confident" that they will have enough money to live comfortably in retirement, while 38 percent of workers say they are... Read More »
By David Mercer and Christopher Leonard
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) -- Agribusiness conglomerate Archer Daniels Midland Co. announced plans Wednesday to cut 1,000 mostly salaried jobs as it navigates volatile global crops markets.
The move will cut 15 percent of the Decatur-based company's corporate staff, about 3... Read More »