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IBM Halts Practice of Disclosing Ages of Fired Workers

Posted on 05/12/2014 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkAt IBM, older workers who believe they were fired because of their age may have a harder time proving their claim under a new company policy, Bloomberg News reports. The New York-based tech company is no longer providing fired workers over age 40 with the ages and job titles of other older workers dismissed in a group layoff, the report said. That disclosure is important because it helps fired employees assess whether IBM has potentially demonstrated a pattern of age discrimination …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 11/6/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun …   1. The world’s first glow-in-the-dark ice cream uses jellyfish proteins. (Learn more at Lick Me I’m Delicious) 2. A beagle named Elvis can smell when polar bears are pregnant at the Cincinnati zoo. (Learn more at Cincinnati Zoo) 3. Customs agents in Los Angeles recovered a 1953 Triumph motorcycle that was stolen from a Nebraska man’s backyard nearly 46 years ago. (Learn more at Orange County Register) 4. Twenty Pound Carp, a fish with its …

William C. Lowe: Father of the IBM PC

Posted on 11/3/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyRemember your first car? Do you also remember your first computer? The odds aren’t bad that it was an IBM personal computer, the boxy device with the twin floppy drives and the green glowing type on its screen that was introduced back in 1981. While it wasn’t the first desktop PC, it was the first one many people felt comfortable plunking down $1,565 — $4,031 in today’s dollars — to buy, because it was made by an iconic technology giant. …

Retirement Planning Gets Tough for Some Workers

Posted on 12/10/2012 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkAs if retirement planning wasn’t challenging enough, employees of at least two big companies are facing difficult news this holiday season. Workers at Hostess are wondering how they’ll make do without the full pensions they’d counted on in retirement since the company underfunded its employees’ pension plan by at least $55 million. (Some reports put that amount as high as $2 billion.) The makers of Twinkies used that money to keep the business operating. But after a labor dispute, Hostess announced …