Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday: Economy

10 ways to use social media in your job hunt   CNN - January 13, 2011

Over 80% of employers now look for new hires on LinkedIn. Here's how to make the most of your online "personal brand."

50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2010   CNN - January 13, 2011

Most Powerful Women Summit ...

5 worst states for rising unemployment   CNN - January 13, 2011

They may not be the states with the highest jobless rates, but they are the ones where unemployment rose the most in the past year. Here's how they managed to move backwards when so many others moved ahead.

Jobless claims post biggest jump in 6 months   Reuters - January 13, 2011

U.S. jobless claims jumped to their highest level since October while food and energy costs boosted producer prices, pointing to lingering headwinds for an economic recovery that had been showing renewed vigor.

  Buffett: Recession's not over   CNN - January 13, 2011

Only government can save us ....

Over 1 million Americans seen losing homes in 2011   AP - January 13, 2011

The bleakest year in the foreclosure crisis has only just begun. Lenders are poised to take back more homes this year than any other since the U.S. housing meltdown began in 2006. About 5 million borrowers are at least two months behind on their mortgages and industry experts say more people will miss payments because of job losses and also loans that exceed the value of the homes they are living in. "2011 is going to be the peak," said Rick Sharga, a senior vice president at foreclosure tracker RealtyTrac Inc. The firm predicts 1.2 million homes will be repossessed this year.

Thursday: Flood Stories

  Flooded Australia city "like war zone," fresh   Reuters - January 13, 2011

Brown sea covers Australia's Brisbane city, residents in shock * Queensland state faces massive reconstruction effort * Risk of more flooding in Queensland, cyclone forming

  368 die in Brazil slides, survivors relate horrors   AP - January 13, 2011

The power was out, but lightning flashes illuminated the horror as villagers watched neighbors' homes vanish under a wall of mud and water, turning neighborhoods into graveyards. Survivors dug at the earth barehanded Thursday, but all they found were bodies. It was a scene of muddy destruction in mountain towns north of Rio, where at least 368 people were killed when torrential rains unleashed mudslides in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday, burying people alive as they slept.