Tale of Two Layoffs: GM v. Lehman Bros.

Doreen Baird and Roger Olson seem to have little in common -- she's a single mother living in Long Island, N.Y., and he's a married father of two in Janesville, Wis. But today they share something unfortunate: unemployment. Their two stories are a reminder of the circumstances facing thousands of Americans. The government is expected to announce Friday that at least 250,000 jobs were lost last month, the worst job-loss numbers in seven years. The employment numbers don't look like they'll...Full Story
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