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Uber Car Service Slammed For Ad Recruiting Underpaid Teachers

Posted On October 02, 2014

(San Francisco, CA) -- The car service Uber is taking heat for advertising itself as a good way for underpaid teachers to supplement their incomes.   Critics say Uber is crassly trying to make itself look good by exploiting the downside of the American education system. They say what teachers want and deserve is higher…

Factory Orders Fall By 10% In August

Posted On October 02, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Factory orders are down sharply. The Commerce Department says new orders for manufactured goods fell just over ten percent in August. The drop was the biggest on record going back to 1992. It's being blamed largely on a fall in transportation equipment orders, which analysts expected.

Flight Cancellations Plague Chicago Airports

Posted On October 02, 2014

(Chicago, IL) -- Severe weather is prompting hundreds of flight cancellations in Chicago. Southwest Airlines is scrubbing all afternoon flights in the Windy City as heavy thunderstorms approach the region. The National Weather Service says the storms packing strong winds, heavy rain and lightning are expected to pass directly over both O'Hare International and Midway…

Weekly Jobless Claims Go Down

Posted On October 02, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Requests for first time unemployment benefits are dropping. The Labor Department says initial jobless claims last week dropped by eight-thousand to reach 287-thousand. Analysts had expected the number of claims to hover around 298-thousand. California saw the largest increase in initial unemployment claims for the week followed by Michigan and Kentucky. The…

Angry Birds Developer To Axe 16 Percent Of Workforce

Posted On October 02, 2014

(Undated) -- The makers of the popular Angry Birds video game are catapulting 16 percent of the company's workforce into unemployment. Developer Rovio released a statement today saying they built up their team on assumptions of growth that never materialized. The company says its simplifying and getting back to its roots of making games, media…