Speaking of jobs, life is about to get tougher for the long-term unemployed. (Las Vegas Sun)
And it's even tougher in Spain, where 20,000 people recently applied for 400 Ikea jobs. (NPR)
Fast-food workers aren't doing much better. But would a $15-an-hour wage really help? (Forbes)
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.