Abramson Steps Down as NYT Executive Editor

By the Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times has announced that executive editor Jill Abramson is being replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet after two and a half years on the job. The company didn’t give a reason for the change. Abramson and Baquet had both been in their current positions since September 2011. Baquet, who would be the first African-American to hold the newspaper‘s highest editorial position, received a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in …

Obama’s Budget Aims to Expand the Estate Tax

Just a few months ago, President Obama and Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill negotiated their way off the fiscal cliff and agreed to make the estate tax a mere shadow of its former self — so much so, according to estimates from the Tax Policy Center, that only 3,800 estates will owe any federal estate tax in 2013. President Obama’s new budget proposal, however, aims to turn things back around. It would raise the estate tax rate to 45 percent …

AARP’s Guide To Working With Boomers

This is a guest post from Mary C. Hickey from the AARP Media Content Team. A post yesterday on the Wall Street Journal’s At Work blog offered advice to Baby Boomers on how to get along with their younger colleagues in the workplace. Calling for “mutual respect, the blogger listed the things Boomers need to understand about young co-workers, including their technological superiority, their lack of company loyalty, their unique ability to collaborate, and their drive for instant success. Okay. Got it. …

New Guidelines To Prevent Blood Clots on Long Flights

Well, this is a relief: It’s not those incredibly crowded economy seats on airplanes that can increase your risk of getting blood clots on long flights, it’s that you can’t get up and move around because you’re stuck in those incredibly crowded economy seats. So says new guidelines for travelers by the American College of Chest Physicians, which point out: “Traveling in economy class does not increase your risk for developing a blood clot, even during long-distance travel; however, remaining …

The Younger Boss: Friend or Foe?

Wall Street Journal blogger wonders about the pros and cons of having a younger boss.