January 25, 1990 |
More than 1.9 million older Americans wish they were back in the work force, and they are not just interested in "cushy" jobs where they can pick their hours and name their pay, a private group reported today. The Commonwealth Fund, a philanthropic foundation, said a national survey of Americans ages 50 to 64 found there is an available labor pool of older people that is far larger, more qualified, more flexible and more committed than previously believed.
June 17, 1988 |
Kaiser Engineers Group, one of the biggest and oldest engineering firms in the West, will be split into two as a result of a change in ownership announced Thursday. American Capital & Research Corp., a privately held Fairfax, Va., holding company, said it purchased control of Kaiser for an undisclosed sum from a consortium of banks led by Bank of America. As part of the deal, Kaiser's Australian and Asian operations were spun off to an affiliate of Elders Group IXL Ltd.
November 10, 1988 |
Long-term contracts are returning to the U.S. natural gas industry, which many experts say is a sign that the "gas bubble" may be coming to an end. In recent years, pipelines and marketers have sold most of their gas on a short-term basis because falling prices and ample supplies gave buyers little incentive to seek long-term deals.
March 14, 2012 |
Access to affordable cars proved a crucial leg-up for working families, even during the depths of the worst recession in decades, a new study has found. The survey of 445 recipients of loans offered from 2007 to 2010 by the nation's largest low-income car ownership program, Ways to Work, found that 82% were able to get off welfare and other public aid as a result. That led to an estimated savings to taxpayers of $18.2 million a year, more than double the amount donated to the group.
December 31, 1989 |
Harriet Clary's daughter came home with her baby and left after a year. For 17 years Clary and her husband reared their grandchild, sometimes with their daughter's help and sometimes without it. In recent years, leg pains forced Clary to quit her mill job, and the family has been living on her disabled husband's disability check of about $566 a month, but it never really occurred to Clary, whose education ended in the second grade, that other help might be available.
June 1, 1986 |
Millions of workers would gain retirement benefits under the tax revision plan soon to be considered by the Senate through little-noticed changes aimed at improving the pension system for those who least benefit from it now. Those aspects of the plan have been overshadowed by the Senate Finance Committee's controversial proposal to limit individual retirement accounts for workers already covered by pension programs.