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States that workers want to escape from the most

Most employees are less than thrilled about going to work each day: Unhappy workers outnumber happy ones by two to one, according to a Gallup poll …

Employment

Three Companies Win DARPA Contracts to Develop Experimental Spaceplane

Three companies have been awarded U.S. military contracts to develop concepts for a next-generation space plane that could be used multiple times to launch satellites into orbit. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced Tuesday that it has awarded contracts for Phase 1 of the XS-1 …

Apple and IBM partner to launch 'made-for-business' apps

Apple and IBM have partnered to develop new business apps and sell iPhones and iPads to corporations.<p>The alliance, announced on Tuesday, is intended …

Google Joining With Pharma Company to Build its Smart Contact Lens

Pharmaceutical company Novartis announced Tuesday that its eye care division, Alcon, will license Google’s smart contact lens technology, creating a …

Company limits bathroom breaks to 6 minutes a day

Spend more than 6 minutes a day in the bathroom at Chicago's WaterSaver Faucet company and you'll face disciplinary measures.<p>That's what a union contends the manufacturer is pulling: timing bathroom breaks and warning employees when they can't beat the clock.<p>The union, Teamsters local 743, filed a …