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  • Americans Quitting Jobs At Fastest Rate Since 2008

    10/13/2011 7:10:53 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 20 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 10/13/2011 | Ed Carson
    Take this job and shove it? In August, 2.03 million Americans voluntarily quit their job, the most since November 2008, according to the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey out this week. It’s a sign that employees are becoming more optimistic about finding new work. That optimism is relative, however. Americans aren’t leaving work en masse. Quits are still well below the 3 million or so seen every month before the recession.
  • Hawaii earthquake jolts Honolulu (3.6 quake shakes Waikiki up, no damage or injuries reported)

    02/24/2011 6:13:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/24/11 | AP
    HONOLULU – A small earthquake has hit Hawaii, with a jolt felt across Honolulu. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.6 temblor struck at 2:12 p.m. on Thursday in between the islands of Oahu and Molokai. .. No tsunami was generated.
  • Big Earthquakes Spark Jolts Worldwide

    05/26/2008 10:49:44 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 127+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-26-2008 | University of Utah
    Big Earthquakes Spark Jolts Worldwide ScienceDaily (May 26, 2008) — Until 1992, when California's magnitude-7.3 Landers earthquake set off small jolts as far away as Yellowstone National Park, scientists did not believe large earthquakes sparked smaller tremors at distant locations. Now, a definitive study shows large earthquakes routinely trigger smaller jolts worldwide, including on the opposite side of the planet and in areas not prone to quakes. "Previously it was thought seismically active regions or geothermal areas were most vulnerable to large earthquake triggers," says Kris Pankow, a seismologist at the University of Utah Seismograph Stations and a co-author of...
  • Huge Aftershock Jolts Indonesia

    01/06/2005 12:15:38 PM PST · by crushelits · 48 replies · 2,159+ views
    cbs-via-cnn/netscape ^ | Jan. 6, 2005 | CBS
    6.2 Aftershock Jolts SumatraU.S. Military Relief Effort Panned Relief workers and tsunami survivors got an unwelcome reminder Thursday as a 6.2-magnitude aftershock shook tsunami-stricken Indonesia, CBS News reports.(CBS/AP) The U.N. official coordinating relief efforts on Sumatra island complained Thursday that the U.S. military's aid mission was failing to coordinate and provide critical information to other relief organizations struggling to help survivors of the tsunami. Michael Elmquist said that while American helicopters were speeding relief supplies to villages isolated by the Dec. 26 disaster, their crews were not spending enough time on the ground to assess survivors' needs. "They don't stop...
  • 6.5 Magnitude Quake Aftershock Jolts Indonesia

    01/01/2005 6:58:00 PM PST · by crushelits · 25 replies · 1,275+ views ^ | Jan. 01, 2005 | netscape cnn
    <p>JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A 6.5-magnitude aftershock to last weekend's killer earthquake hit off the coast of Sumatra on Saturday, sending frightened residents running into the streets. No injuries were reported.</p> <p>The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.5 aftershock hit early Saturday morning and was centered 215 miles west of Banda Aceh, the hard-hit provincial capital in northern Sumatra.</p>