Bankers' Hours Don't Look So Good

You've seen it in Detroit, around Boston's Route 128, and in every defense-industry outpost in the country: Over the past 10 years, industries from autos to aerospace have shed thousands of employees and cut millions of dollars in expenses in the face of mounting competition. Indeed, it has been a mark of pride for some CEOs to show how many people they can remove from their payrolls.

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