Government, Politics and the Economy
Congress Urged to Raise Debt Limit
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has saddled Congress with the task—for the second time this year—of quickly increasing the maximum amount of money the federal government can borrow, something increasingly unpopular with the American people. WSJ.com
Management and Operations
Are Your Employees Ever Really Off? n the age of online social networking, when the goings-on in your business tweeted or written on Facebook walls, the after-hours activities of your employees may count as much as what they're doing "on-the-job." ManageSmar... [Read Full Article]
Government and Economy
Bush Signs Pension Funding Relief MeasureThe Worker, Retiree and Employer Recovery Act of 2008 was passed by Congress this month as part of an effort to aid employers facing large pension funding obligations due to the plunge in investment values.
Ohio minimum wage to rise New Year's Day
Some of Ohio's lowest-paid workers will receive a modest raise Thursday, when the state's minimum wage increases from $7 to $7.30 per hour.
Management and Financial Issues
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Days from the Election: Candidates Talk-up Health care and Taxes Democrat Barack Obama is attacking his opponent's health care policies. Republican John McCain is rallying opposition to Obama's tax plans. They are both scouring battleground states like Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida and Ohio in an effort to woo independents. Bloomberg
Business Groups Seek Pension Fund Relief from Congress Business groups from across the country have asked Congress to revise pension fund rules to counter problems posed by current market conditions. Among the things they want are lower levels of funding for the plans and clarification as to whether they can smooth out reported market values. Reuters
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