It's been some fall, with many curious events ranging from the weather itself to the sudden appearance of a new spate of layoffs buffeting the market. Some of the winds of change now blowing across the industry make the actual weather look like the most controllable force of all.
So let's start with the weather. The weather has been strange in many parts of the country. In the East, it was quite chilly in late October and early November, than unseasonably balmy conditions returned and