Calculated Risk: Housing Bust impacting Manager Mobility
One of the strengths of the U.S. labor market has been the flexibility associated with labor mobility at all levels of employment – households could easily move from one region to another for better employment. The sharp decline in house prices, leaving homeowners with significant negative equity, appears to be limiting this flexibility.
Bad times for moving companies
It’s Saturday morning and I’m not sufficiently caffeinated, sitting in my office catching up on the news when I come across this chart. So I get up and get another cup of Joe, sip and think a little more about just what this chart is telling me.
Medical News: Dabigatran Wins FDA Nod for Stroke Prevention in Afib Patients – in Cardiovascular, Arrhythmias from MedPage Today
The anticoagulant drug dabigatran (Pradaxa) was cleared for market for preventing strokes and thrombosis in patients with atrial fibrillation, the FDA announced.
Medical News: Hospital Admissions for Drug Reactions Double – in Pain Management, Pain Management from MedPage Today
The report, released by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that there was a major increase in hospital discharges from effects of both prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as illegal drugs, among adults ages 45 and older.
Hospital admissions for drug-related conditions grew from about 30,000 per year to more than 65,000 per year — a 117% increase — between 1997 and 2008 for people ages 45 to 64, according to the report.
Recession May Be Changing Americans’ Attitudes Toward Work
Ignore this attitudinal shift at your own risk. My consulting buddies and I have been advising companies on this issue for several years. What’s your company strategy to help the staff achieve balance between work and personal needs?
Social Security: AAA Calls for Increase in Retirement Age – Regulatory,Legislative and Tax Issues – Life and Health Insurance News
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I try to avoid politics at all costs.
But these guys must not be French.