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Avoiding Teacher Layoffs With an Education Bailout

As hundreds of thousands of teachers and staffers brace for layoffs, there might be a federal bailout in their future, too.

 

Today’s Health Hazard: Job Insecurity

More data comes in proving that, for American workers, specifically the older ones, job insecurity is bad for your health.

 

Mass Layoffs and the Lost Boys

New research suggests news of impending large-scale unemployment results in fewer males being born.

 

Will Critique Work for Food

As print newspapers listen nervously to the tolling of the bell, the fine arts and cultural journalism they once hosted searches desperately for a new place to chime.

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The Big One

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