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'Jobs for Life' Make a Comeback in Germany

With U.S. unemployment at 9.8%, its easy to envy workers in countries where many companies guarantee jobs for life. And while the number of Japanese workers with such guarantees is shrinking, in Germany, it's rising rapidly. Could U.S. companies take a page out of the jobs-for-life handbook?

Global Giants Hiding on the Pink Sheets

With few exceptions, investors should run screaming from any stock quoted on the Pink Sheets. But not every stock being traded over the counter is a dud. In fact, some of them are top-notch global companies investors would be wise to consider. Here's a look at some of the best.

Legal Briefing: A Roundup of Labor-Related News

Labor Day isn't just about rounding out the summer season with a nice three-day weekend, of course. It's a "national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country", notes the Labor Department, and has been a national holiday for over 100 years. In that vein, here's a roundup of recent labor-oriented legal news: