At a time when most people think about turning in for the night, Annica Trotter sits down at her computer to apply for jobs.
But it's almost impossible to apply for anything these days without going online, and that's where Trotter hits a snag. The 25-year-old is only able to apply for jobs when her boyfriend, Greg Perine, and his cell phone are home.
Tablet computer shipments more than doubled in the fourth quarter. But while holiday sales were strong for the product, the news wasn't quite so jolly for Apple. According to researcher Strategy Analytics, Apple's iPad went from 96 percent of market share to 75 percent. Tablets based on Google's Android operating system gained ground.
President Obama will be in upstate New York today touring a General Electric factory and showcasing that company's successes. Mr. Obama just named GE's chief executive the head of a new panel on jobs and competitiveness. GE boss Jeff Immelt has been speaking about the need to focus on manufacturing and increase the country's exports.
Boeing sites declining orders as a reason it is cutting 900 jobs from an aircraft factory in Southern California, according to the Los Angeles Times. Those jobs are about a quarter of the workforce at the Long Beach planet, where C-17 military cargo planes are made.