CNN Financial News Producer
Are you unhappy at work? Well, you're not alone.
The recession has left a lot of people out of a job, but many of those still employed aren't very happy at the office. That's because layoff survivors are often stuck with increased workloads, fewer benefits and even less pay.
But they're staying put - at least for now.
Fifty-four percent of employed Americans plan to look for a new job once the economy rebounds, according to a survey from Adecco Group North America.
The sentiment is even stronger among younger workers. Of those ages 18-29, 71% say they are likely to look for new jobs once the economy turns around, the survey said.
Massive wind project on hold
Billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens is shelving plans to build the world's largest wind farm on the Texas Panhandle.
The chairman of BP Capital Management said Tuesday that his plans for the Pampa Wind Project, designed to generate 4,000 megawatts of electricity using thousands of wind turbines, is on hold.
Pickens says he faced hurdles in routing the power from Texas to a distribution system. Plunging natural gas prices and a tightening credit market also factored into the decision.
Pickens says he’s still committed to the 667 wind turbines he has already ordered, and is trying to find homes for them.
Gas prices dropping back near $2.50/gallon
Gas prices dropped 1.1 cents overnight to $2.593, the 17th straight day of declines.
In the last 17 days, the average price has decreased 10 cents, or 3.7 percent. Gas is also down $1.52, or 36.9 percent, from the record high price of $4.114 that AAA reported on July 17, 2008.
The highest gas prices are in Hawaii ($3.293). The cheapest are in Missouri ($2.361).
Oil prices fall near $61/barrel
Crude oil prices are tumbling 3% to around $61 per barrel today on the heels of a report showing a big increase in U.S. stockpiles.
A report from OPEC predicting it could take years for demand for its crude to recover from the financial crisis added to downward pressure.
Oil prices have dropped from above $70 a barrel last month as expectations of an economic recovery have faltered and U.S. stockpiles have risen in line with decreasing demand.
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