Perhaps another sign of an economy in recovery: A community college offering skilled-trade job training with a money back guarantee. A local news station has reported that Lansing Community College (Michigan) was offering applicants to its skilled trade training program a money back guarantee, essentially guaranteeing that their students (in this case it appeared to [...]

Generally, I'm neither a fan nor a critic of Andy Rooney's commentary on CBS's show "60 Minutes" but everyone once in awhile I think the gets things just about right. The other night Andy, whose job I guess is to be provocative, dropped this little word bomb: There's only so much money in the world [...]

Interesting read: I searched Google news for "machinist" and, besides the various stories about strikes or accidents one news search result that stood out were snippets of news about machinists that had retired or were retiring. Why is this noteworthy? Well, as a country that proposes to get back into the "making things" game, a/k/a [...]