• This sucks. "Roughly a year into the current economic expansion, U.S. corporations and their shareholders are enjoying surging profits and rising dividends—yet many employees are still waiting for the restoration of one of their most important benefits, the 401(k) match…. All told, almost one in five U.S. companies with at least 1,000 workers have reduced or suspended their matching contributions since September 2008. Roughly half have yet to restore those benefits, though many are considering reinstating at least a portion of the match within the next 12 months…. Smaller companies are especially reluctant. A March survey by Fidelity Investments found that only 36% of employers with 500 or fewer workers had reinstated previously suspended matches or planned to do so in the next 12 months. If anything, more cuts may be on the way."
  • Slate looks at comments and wall posts that are deleted from Sarah Palin's Facebook page. "The deletions amount to a real-time look at how much effort and care Palin puts into protecting her public image. It's not just the number of posts that are screened out that gives some indication of how seriously Palin's team is monitoring things. The superfine mesh through which posts are sifted also gives an indication of the work involved."