The stock market and the working stiff rarely are on the same page and today’s nearly 600-point decline in the Dow, capping its worst week in two years, comes because workers finally — finally — started getting a piece of the pie.
Housing officials in Eau Claire says more people are going to be sleeping in cars and on the streets now that the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has pulled funding from two agencies in the region that find housing for the homeless. Read more →
In these parts, thin ice is an economic boost to some sectors. Take Anderson’s Towing & Recovery in Grantsburg, Wis. A driver who ignored the thin-ice warning on Big Wood Lake a few weeks ago provided some overtime work on Sunday because the cold snap came in after the incident, encasing the truck in a tomb. Read more →
Please stand by while Baby Boomers completely lose it over NPR Weekend Edition Sunday host Lulu Garcia-Navarro’s interview with Michael Hobbes, who insists that millennials aren’t ‘entitled’, they just have it harder than anyone else. Read more →
Tim Hortons — the Canadian coffee shop — is now the face of the debate over a higher minimum wage now that the children of the founder have taken Ontario’s increase in the minimum wage out on employees. Read more →
Bobby Carroll, a janitor at the University of Massachusetts Boston campus, is a symbol of America’s working stiffs.
He turns 63 on Christmas Day. He makes $51,000, which doesn’t go far in a city like Boston. If he can hang on for two years, he an retire with a nice pension and health insurance that will help him deal with his mental illness. Read more →
There is no law in Minnesota that says an employee of the state can’t live half a continent away and work remotely, but Fox 9 says it’s been stymied in an attempt to find out how pervasive the practice is. Read more →
Miltona, Minn., (pop. 408) is the latest small town to lose its small grocery store and some people in town are none too happy about it. But the people in town are primarily responsible for the closing. Enough of them decided to shop at the big-box retailers instead. Read more →