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Wednesday Workplace News Round-up

Here are some headlines catching my eye today:

Welcome to the age of the credit gap.

Things are looking up in Mexico.

Two-thirds of Texas companies that received taxpayer money for job creation haven't created jobs.

CNBC's Erin Burnett loses her cool over a guest's comments.

East by Midwest are the new coordinates for economic misery.

The narrative that laid-off employees are turning to freelancing in droves may just be a myth after all.

Campaign staffers are yelling at each other over Twitter.

The University of Baltimore now offers a class in zombie studies. But where's the major in Zombie Studies?

Winona County, Minnesota mandates county employees stay at porn-free hotels.

Canadian companies report that layoffs come with a downside.

The Republicans issue a press release claiming U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is out of touch with voters in the...Evergreen State?

The number of advertised U.S. jobs rose 6.2% in July.

It's almost open enrollment season! Can you feel the excitement?

$27.64, that's how much.

Millions of workers in India are on strike today protesting job losses and rising prices.

More than a million workers are striking in France over President Sarkozy's plan to raise the retirement age to 62, among other measures. Only 62?

Meanwhile, 25% of the executives at Lockheed Martin will take voluntary early retirement to cut costs.

The state with the highest number of unionized workers is...

HP's happy loses its "H" and "P".

Meanwhile, the Mott's strike drags on...and on.

Janitors, colostomy bags and lockers, oh my!

Employers take note: 80% of students say they don't want to apply for jobs over social networking sites. Ruh-roh!

IT job seekers still love themselves some social media, though.

New federal regulations could make it harder for for-profit colleges to feed at the student loan trough.

Men are more prone to dementia in old age, says a new study.

Tim Gunn is one cool customer.

Well, I guess this is what happens after you say the "f" word on live late night television.

The creators of "Undercover Boss" are casting nurses and nursing students for a new "docu-series."

What's a TV network to do when octuplets start to get boring? Cue the polygamists from Utah! It's like the cable show "Big Love," only it's reality TV. Please TLC, make it stop.

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