Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Links 07/28/10

Public Employees Get More Benefits Wall Street Journal ...88% of state and local government workers had access to employer-sponsored medical plans, compared with 71% of private-sector workers

UAL-Continental Merger Moves Ahead Wall Street Journal ...Negotiations between UAL Corp.'s United Airlines and Continental Airlines Inc. are picking up pace, with parties believing a merger deal could be reached at the end of this month or early May

The jobs machine grinds to a halt Washington Post ...Ain't no hiring. And ain't likely to be any for a good long time.

Qualms build over consumer agency Politico ...The BCFP will also enjoy broad rule-making and enforcement authority over virtually all financial institutions in the nation.

Companies hold record $837B in cash, yet won't hire workers USA Today ...instead of spending on the typical things, such as expanding and hiring people, companies are mostly pocketing the money and stuffing it under their corporate mattresses.

Cities, counties face job cuts Las Vegas Review-Journal ...Nearly half a million city and county government jobs could be eliminated nationwide in the next two years because of budget shortfalls, a new study estimates.