JOHANNESBURG— About 1,000 workers have been fired following an illegal strike that has halted construction at an already delayed but much needed power plant in South Africa, a spokesman for the state-owned power utility said on Friday. The illegal strike led to a day and half's work lost at Medupi, one of three new power plants expected to end rolling blackouts...» Read More
The job market has begun a decidely ungraceful recovery. And if there's one thing the recession has taught us, it's that not all jobs are created equal. Here are the 10 Best and 10 Worst Jobs for 2012.
Good news! Wage growth just hit a three-year high. If you're like Cuba Gooding Jr. in "Jerry Maguire," saying "SHOW ME THE MONEY!" we've got the jobs right here that are seeing the most wage growth and will SHOW. YOU. THE MONEY.
As national home sales begin to recover and the foreclosure market thins out, real estate is in varying stages of recovery. What do you think?
Despite the perception about a lack of work, there are jobs that employers can’t fill. Applicants may lack training, or the jobs may not pay enough. Whatever the reason, jobs in many major sectors going unfilled.
Chattanooga, which has grappled with pollution and economic decay, is now home to a grassroots movement that hopes to kickstart the city ... with letters.
Despite higher confidence among home builders, Steve Cortes revealed his contrarian trade.
U.S. investors are looking to Europe for places to park their spare cash, but opportunities may depend on the European debt crisis continuing, according to market participants on both sides of the Atlantic.
If you’re looking for some Orlando real estate, there’s a 90,000-square-foot mansion that might interest you. It’s the largest single-family home in the U.S., and it’s been on the market since 2010. It’s still under construction, and the “as-is” asking price for the unfinished home is $75 million.
Love is in the air and heart-shaped things, chocolates, flowers and pudgy babies slinging arrows are everywhere, it seems, from storefront windows to your inbox. But when it comes to the workplace, to quote Rose Royce (or more specifically, Miles Gregory), “Love don’t live here anymore.”
It’s impossible to say what a fully recovered U.S. economy will look like, or how long it will take to get there. However, some sectors have begun to hire again.
Although recent action may be similar, Cramer isn't so sure the market will repeat the same trajectory as last year.
Even if economic growth in the U.S. is not as strong as Caterpillar is forecasting, investors can expect the company to deliver on its 2012 guidance anyway, one analyst said.
During the height of the recent financial crisis, a new term entered the lexicon of pop economists and established number-crunchers alike --- “man-cession.” This term refers to the loss of jobs among men, which occurred at a higher rate than it did among their female counterparts. However, things finally seem to be turning around.
America’s infrastructure can and should be built with American steel. That is why current Buy America provisions are so important, and why efforts to circumvent these provisions, such as California used in the Bay Bridge project, need to be stopped.
Jobs just don’t last like they used to, but it’s still possible to stay with one profession over the long haul. Click to see what some of them are.
The Fast Money crew, with the trade on home builders; Toll Brothers, DR Horton, and Lennar.
US private construction will post growth this year for the first time since 2005, and will be an important driver of gross domestic product growth and job creation in 2012, according to a report by investment firm AllianceBernstein.
Ten percent of the 40,000 construction workers employed for the 2012 Olympic Games were previously out of work, according to a report by the Olympic Development Authority (ODA).
When people lament the cost of college, they’re usually talking about tuition. They often don't think of room and board. Now, there's a list that shows that a bed and three square meals a day aren’t cheap either.
Audi and MIT have teamed up to create a website that tells users how the roadways and drivers’ moods in their city compare to others nationwide and how urban planners can improve the transportation system.Index findings can tell planners which road segments to improve for the most efficient results. It can also reveal how drivers change their motoring routines when they have more information