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A member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard has sued Target Corp., saying he was wrongly fired from one of the chain's Pittsburgh-area stores for violating its "no call, no-show" policy while he was on a two-week training assignment in Virginia.
The Street: Wages have been stagnant for most jobs over the past decade. So if you're hoping to increase your salary significantly, your best option is to try to make the leap into management. Here are the 10 employers with most management positions open this week.
The Street: To fuel the new market, Western countries have created various forms of subsidy, such as "feed-in" tariffs and loan guarantees on risky breakthroughs. It's just what we did with computing, transistors and the Internet, creating market conditions before a market exists, setting the stage for a boom. So now that the boom is on the horizon, politicians are doing all they can to hand the fruit of this labor to China.
The Street: A study by Gary Burtless, an analyst at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, does acknowledge that the share of the U.S. workforce 60 years old or older is "increasing" - but only highly productive workers are remaining in the workforce, making for "little evidence the aging workforce has hurt productivity."
The excavation of a field in suburban Detroit has failed to turn up the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, the FBI announced Wednesday, adding another unsuccessful chapter to a nearly 40-year-old mystery.
Homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure must wait too long for their loan modification applications to be reviewed by some of the nation's top mortgage servicers, according to a report released Wednesday. Such delays can plunge borrowers deeper in debt.
A Milan court on Wednesday convicted the designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion.
Talking Small Biz: RightCare Solutions' software helps hospitals avoid financial penalties associated with high readmits.
Financial markets shuddered Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it could start scaling back its huge economic stimulus program later this year and end it by the middle of next.
A muddled message from the Federal Reserve has rattled investors for weeks.
The Federal Reserve has taken many unprecedented steps in the past four years to try to boost the U.S. economy and counter the effects of a financial crisis that triggered a painful recession. It has kept the short-term interest rate it controls at a record low near zero since December 2008.
Shares of gene therapy developer Bluebird Bio Inc. surged in their trading debut.
THE NEWS: Men's Wearhouse Inc. says Wednesday it dismissed its founder and executive chairman George Zimmer, who appeared in many of its TV commercials with the slogan, "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it."
Car buyers increasingly want high-tech features like voice recognition and navigation. But they're not very forgiving of the car company when those systems fail.
Gold ended higher and grain contracts climbed in Wednesday trading.
A government review finds that the merger of American Airlines and US Airways would reduce competition on more than 1,600 routes traveled by more than 53 million passengers.
In a move that could send interest rates higher, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke ended weeks of speculation Wednesday by saying the Federal Reserve will likely slow its bond-buying program this year and end it next year because the economy is strengthening.
Economics in a nutshell: If the incoming data are broadly consistent with (the members') forecast, the Committee currently anticipates that it would be appropriate to moderate the monthly pace of purchases later this year.