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Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...
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San Fernando Valley roundup: Layoffs hit Burbank entertainment industry, North Hills woman pleads guilty in Ponzi scheme, Sun Valley man stabbed to death at partyGood morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, October 30. Some employees at entertainment companies in Burbank could soon be facing layoffs. More than 175 employees at companies such as Disney, NBCUniversal and Technicolor Creative Services will likely be...
More than 175 employees at entertainment-related companies in Burbank likely will be laid off starting in December, many as a result of outsourcing custodial services, studio representatives said. Sixty-seven workers at Walt Disney Studios — mostly...
At 46, City Manager Mike Flad has been serving the city of Burbank for half his life — but this week, he said he’s ready for a new challenge. Next month, he’ll be heading 20 miles south to serve as the city manager of South Gate, a 7-...
Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week that would require new public employees to work longer before retiring with full benefits, while at the same time requiring them to eventually cover at least half of the contribution to their retirement...
The unemployment rate dipped statewide in June, but the tri-city area didn't see the benefit, according to the latest report from the state Employment Development Department. Glendale and Pasadena each saw unemployment rates rise 0.1%, to 9.7% and 8.5%,...
Local unemployment figures edged down in November across the tri-city region, fueled by increases in industries such as retail, healthcare and hospitality. The unemployment rates in Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena all dipped by 0.3%, according to data...
Recently there have been a number of letters regarding the closure of the Verdugo Park swimming pool (“There is no bonus to bonus payouts,” July 6). I thought it might be helpful to clarify the reason for this temporary closure. In recent...
Burbank is looking to refresh the city's image, but with the current economic climate, officials say the process will have to be gradual. Some improvements have already been implemented — a redesigned and mobile city website and a public...
NEW YORK — After bracing for a steep fall, Wall Street barely shrugged at a sharp sell-off in stock markets around the globe. It all started in Asia. Weak manufacturing data out of China pointed to a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy,...
Mortgage rates have risen for the third week in a row, with Freddie Mac's survey of lenders pegging the average 30-year fixed-rate home loan at 3.59%, up from 3.51% last week. Fixed-rate 15-year mortgages -- popular during a recent boom in homeowners...
WASHINGTON -- More than 100 conservative economists will call on Congress to approve an immigration overhaul, highlighting the potential economic benefits. The letter by the American Action Forum, to be released Thursday, is the latest volley from...
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