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Geezers speak

Gray panthers, unite! Feel like the office geezer? Age may be an asset at work, or no issue at all, according to an AP-LifeGoesStrong.com poll. Nearly half of those born between 1946 and 1964 now work for a younger boss, … Continue reading

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Gallup/USA Today poll – budget

Finds broad support for federal budget bill USA Today video                    See previous posting. I sort of nailed the ‘both sides claiming victory,’ but there is not as much public skepticism as I thought there would be. 

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Job outlook improving somewhat

Postings for tech jobs were up 30 percent last month compared with a year ago, according to Craigslist.  Reported in CSM Note : Many job seekers need to have tech skills. And Craigslist itself unveiled this comprehensive chart. Not bad, … Continue reading

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High-tech: The lure of the job

How do you recruit the best and the brightest? Well, a six-figure salary certainly is attractive, but technology companies in America typically do more that that. Free meals, shuttle buses and stock options are de rigueur. So the game maker … Continue reading

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How “civil” are you?

From Dan LeBlond, President of the Elk Rapids Area Historical Society In April 2011, HISTORY® and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War by inviting all high school students in the United … Continue reading

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Changing times

Divorce goes rural Forty years ago, divorced people were more concentrated in cities and suburbs. But geographic distinctions have all but vanished, and now, for the first time, rural Americans are just as likely to be divorced as city dwellers, … Continue reading

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Broadband – two Americas

In rural America, only 60 percent of households use broadband Internet service, according to a report released Thursday by the Department of Commerce. That is 10 percent less than urban households. Over all, 28 percent of Americans do not use … Continue reading

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