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After leaving his longstanding post as Variety film critic last March, Todd McCarthy has accepted a post at The Hollywood Reporter, where he’ll factor into editorial director Janice Min’s efforts to revamp the paper’s staff and content, Media Decoder at The New York Times reported. Since his exit from Variety amid layoffs and cost-cutting, Read More
• At 8:30 a.m., the Department of Labor tells us just how many jobs we as a nation lost in August. The folks on Wall Street expect America to have lost somewhere around 100,000 jobs, marking a third straight month of labor-market shrinkage. [Calculated Risk]
• Companies that make ATMs and otherwise provide Read More
Philip Carlo is pretty much the Chuck Norris of the best-selling author world. He is a crime writer, sort of like Sue “A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H Is For Axe Burglar Crime Disaster Elusive Felon Grisly Homicide” Grafton, but tougher. After all, did Grafton ever hang out in prison and nearly get her leg broken by a hardened criminal, like Read More
The U.S. Senate is about to take up President Obama’s proposal to change the way carried interest is taxed. If Congress goes along with the president’s plan, taxes on carried interest would double-and the real estate industry in New York City and elsewhere would see recovery come to a grinding halt. The tax hike Read More
Details editor Dan Peres has recently given the magazine an infusion of fresh blood, hiring former I.D. editor in chief Jesse Ashlock as senior editor, according to Memo Pad.
Ashlock ran I.D. until last December when the title was closed. Before that he edited VMan and worked as editorial director of the Read More
The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its accounting of March payrolls on April 2. The consensus anticipates that payrolls will rise by 190,000 jobs in March. If economists’ projections hold, the job market is poised to report its best result in exactly three years. Since the onset of its contraction in January Read More
In his State of the Union last week, President Obama was unequivocal in pledging to focus on job creation over the next year. To this end, he adjured Congress to produce another economic stimulus-under the moniker of a jobs bill-that will foster an expansion of private hiring.
Although the president was necessarily Read More
Governor Paterson has proposed scrapping Empire Zones, the state’s $600 million-a-year business subsidy program, and replacing it with an entirely new structure of incentives. Included: A new initiative that would compete with New Jersey’s subsidy programs, which are often credited with luring financial and other companies across the Hudson.
The governor’s plan, put Read More
Brooklyn! At least more and more… Plus: Manhattan’s share drops and financial services is doomed. Read More
I have been talking a lot to my students about the job market many of them will face this May. Believe it or not, this is mostly a good news story. One of my jobs at Columbia University is to direct and teach in the environmental policy programs at the School of International and Public Read More