Funding shortages in retirement investment. Plus: taxes on business and unemployment projections.

November 4, 2008 | Alex Stone

Retirement: Better to Wait?: The list of companies eager to tap federal bailout money continues to grow. Banks, auto manufacturers and on and on. But how do you bail out the entire retirement system?

Letter to the Editor: Don’t Increase Business Taxes: I was just recalling a conversation I had last year with a friend who is a small business owner in Bremerton. He told me that he pays about $900 per employee in benefits and taxes. | Read

Not Lots of Jobs this Christmas: The newest numbers aren’t in yet, but employment prospects for this holiday season are pretty dim, based on state unemployment figures. The state jobless rate jumped from 4.5 in September 2007 to 5.9 percent in September of this year, according to the state Employment Security Department. For those looking for seasonal jobs, this isn’t good news.

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