Marilyn Geewax http://www.kunc.org en On-The-Job Deaths Spiking As Oil Drilling Quickly Expands http://www.kunc.org/post/job-deaths-spiking-oil-drilling-quickly-expands Blue-collar workers, hit hard by automation and factory offshoring, have been struggling to find high-paying jobs.<p>One industry does offer opportunity: As baby boomers retire and drilling increases, oil and gas companies are hiring. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 21:01:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 53091 at http://www.kunc.org On-The-Job Deaths Spiking As Oil Drilling Quickly Expands Declining Gas Prices Pump Up A Shaky Economy http://www.kunc.org/post/declining-gas-prices-pump-shaky-economy In recent weeks, economists have been worrying about the negative impact of the now-ended government shutdown and potential debt crisis.<p>But away from Capitol Hill, the economy has been getting a big boost: Gasoline prices have been declining, week after week. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:39:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 50919 at http://www.kunc.org Declining Gas Prices Pump Up A Shaky Economy September Jobs Report To Come Out Tuesday http://www.kunc.org/post/september-jobs-report-come-out-tuesday Following the economy can be confusing.<p>But at least one thing has long been certain: the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its monthly jobs report at exactly 8:30 a.m. on a Friday.<p>Next week, Tuesday will feel like a Friday.<p>That's because late Thursday afternoon, the BLS updated its <a href="http://www.bls.gov/bls/updated_release_schedule.htm">post-shutdown schedule for data releases</a>. The new schedule shows that the long-delayed and much-anticipated September employment report will come out on Tuesday.<p>The original release date was Friday, Oct. 4. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:35:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 50902 at http://www.kunc.org As Back-To-School Shopping Begins, Consumers May Turn Frugal http://www.kunc.org/post/back-school-shopping-begins-consumers-may-turn-frugal As August begins, retailers are stepping up sales promotions to attract back-to-school shoppers. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 07:02:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 47777 at http://www.kunc.org As Back-To-School Shopping Begins, Consumers May Turn Frugal Baggage Fees Turn Five Years Old; Passengers Turn Blase http://www.kunc.org/post/baggage-fees-turn-five-years-old-passengers-turn-blase Hey, baggage fees — happy fifth birthday!<p>Even if passengers aren't eager to celebrate, airlines are. The fees, born in 2008, helped financially desperate carriers stay aloft as the U.S. economy was spiraling down.<p>"That was a watershed year that scared the bejeezus out of the airline industry," said Mark Gerchick, an aviation consultant who has just released a book, <em>Full Upright and Locked Position</em>. Even as ticket sales were sliding, jet fuel prices were shooting to historic highs.<p>"Suddenly, everyone's thinking changed in the industry," he said. Sun, 14 Jul 2013 07:27:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 47052 at http://www.kunc.org Baggage Fees Turn Five Years Old; Passengers Turn Blase