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- Budget cuts mean Furlough Friday at four federal agencies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Across-the-board budget cuts have created Furlough Friday in Washington and elsewhere, as the one-day closing of four federal agencies forced an unpaid day off for 115,000 workers. Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Internal Revenue Service and the Office of Management and Budget stayed home on Friday. The furlough affects about 5 percent of the federal workforce, according to Cory Bythrow, communications director at the National Federation of Federal Employees, a union representing government workers. ...
- Ruby says her sworn statements were lies
MILAN (AP) — The woman who prosecutors allege had sex with Silvio Berlusconi while he was Italy's premier in exchange for money spent her second day on the witness stand Friday, denying her own sworn descriptions of racy escapades at his "bunga bunga" parties and long lists of expensive jewelry and watches received from the media mogul. Karima el Mahroug, a Moroccan known as Ruby, dismissed a series of sworn statements she made to investigators in the summer of 2010 as "all stupid things" that she now regrets saying. "I apologize to the prosecutors. They were all nonsense," she said.
- 10 Unusual Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well
You don't have to be a doctor, lawyer, or CEO to pull in six figures a year. As it turns out, there are plenty of unusual jobs that pay surprisingly well. To find 10 of them, I combed through BLS data ...
- Is Greek yogurt hurting the environment?
Good for your body; terrible for the planet