Stock prices have shown modest gains this morning, after a two-day decline as investors reacted to the Federal Reserve's plan to start withdrawing stimulus if the economy improves. The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped 2.5% on Thursday, its biggest one-day decline since Nov. 11, 2011. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq Composite index each gave up about 2.3%.
Hospital custodians who viewed their work in "rich relational terms" and sought out positives were happier than those who did not, according to study author Amy Wrzesniewski. "Though there are obviously times you should quit a terrible job, the impulse to always look for the perfect career situation rather than try to find ways to thrive in your current one and connect with the value of the work you already do, makes a lot of people unnecessarily miserable," writes Jessica Stillman.
About 400 janitors from the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha union have authorized a strike if they cannot begin negotiations with three companies that provide cleaning workers for retailers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
Teachers in Pennsylvania's McGuffey School District were expected to return to the classroom today after a two-day strike over stagnant contract talks. Teachers say they were forced to strike after district officials requested teachers pay more for their health care benefits, even though an independent fact-finder recommended that teachers maintain their level of health care contributions for the next two years.