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Western Alliance Bancorp Reports $86.5 Million Net Loss in Q1

Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL) reported a net loss of net loss of $86.5 million, or $2.33 per share for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009, compared to net income of $4.1 million, or $0.14 per share for the a year earlier. The company said first quarter 2009 results include a non-cash goodwill impairment [...]

March Mass Layoffs Highest On Record

In March, employers took 2,933 mass layoff actions involving 299,388 workers, the highest levels on record. Mass layoff events increased by 164 from February, and initial claims increased by 3,911. Twenty-six states reached program highs for March in terms of average weekly initial claims. Additionally, new jobless claims rose more than expected last week. Both [...]

Serving the Media’s Agenda

You don’t sit at your desk all day, waiting for a phone call from journalists. Similarly, reporters don’t sit at their desks waiting for news about your company. In fact, given today’s smaller news staffs (because of reduced advertising revenues) and their increasingly busy workdays, there’s a very good chance reporters may not even see [...]