Brace Yourself, Your New Boss May be Younger Than You

Fox Business – Someone new is moving into the corner office and for current employees, there’s a good chance that person is younger than you.

It’s a scary realization for some, but nevertheless a reflection of how the workforce has changed in recent years as companies become more reliant on younger employees who tend to be cheaper but have the high-tech skills of a more-recent graduate.

About a third of U.S. workers say their boss is younger than they are and around 15% say they work for someone who is at least 10 years younger, according to a new CareerBuilder survey, highlighting a shift in the correlation between seniority and leadership. Read more of this post


Soldier suspected in Afghanistan massacre to meet with lawyers

Reuters– A lawyer representing the U.S. soldier implicated in the massacre of 16 villagers inAfghanistan said on Saturday he and other members of the defense team would spend several days with him in the week ahead.

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is in solitary confinement at a military detention center Read more of this post

Dharun Ravi ‘is no gay-hater’

A US student accused of using a webcam to spy on a homosexual encounter involving his room-mate is not a criminal, his defence lawyer says.

Steven Altman told jurors in closing statements that Dharun Ravi Read more of this post

Economic recovery hopes lift shares

Reuters-  European shares gained on Tuesday on hopes German and U.S. data will support rising hopes of an economic recovery ahead of a monetary policy statement by the Federal Reserve.

Germany’s ZEW economic sentiment index, due at 1000 GMT, should show Europe’s biggest economy steadily recovering from last year’s dip, while U.S. February retail sales, due at 1230 GMT, are expected to reveal a second straight month of gains.

Strong data from the two economic powerhouses should combine to support stocks and growth-linked currencies like the Australian and New Zealand dollars Read more of this post

Yahoo sues Facebook for infringing 10 patents

Reuters- Yahoo Inc sued Facebook Inc over 10 patents that include methods and systems for advertising on the Web, opening the first major legal battle among big technology companies in social media.

The lawsuit, filed in a San Jose, California federal court on Monday, marks a major escalation of patent litigation that has already swept up the smartphone and tablet sectors and high-tech stalwarts such as Apple Inc Read more of this post

Coke, Pepsi make changes to avoid cancer warning

Reuters- Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo Inc are making changes to the production of an ingredient in their namesake colas to avoid the need to label the packages with a cancer warning.

The change will not be noticeable to consumers, according to statements from both companies.

Coke and Pepsi said on Friday that they Read more of this post

Japan one year later Earthquake

TOKYO — “I have grown old this past year,” said Father Takashi Aizu. Many members of his small Catholic congregation in Kesennuma, Japan, a town northeast of Sendai, lost everything when a devastating tsunami hit last year.

Yet, to the energetic priest, the tsunami was not a total disaster. “It was a terrible experience, but it has brought us the warmth of many people. It made me see things in people that usually remain hidden. That has given me a lot of strength.”

The tsunami has also pumped fresh blood into his church. Dozens of Filipino women with young children have joined since the quake. “That there were so many Filipinos living Read more of this post