WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- Studies show a majority of Americans had an average of 11 days of unused vacation time at the end of 2011.
Nearly 57 percent of Americans had unused vacation time by the end of 2011 -- 11 days on average -- forgoing 70 percent of their allotted vacation time, said a survey by Harris Interactive for JetBlue.
Financial information company Sageworks shows profits-per-employee are at a 10-year high.
"We don't have the exact information on why profits increased, but I think it's safe to say it's a combination of people spending more time at work and technological advancements," said Libby Bierman, a Sageworks analyst.
CNNMoney reported as companies scale back on staff due to the recession, more employees find themselves with larger workloads.
"I worry that if I'm gone for an extended vacation, the work won't get done and I'll come back to a huge pileup of projects," said Kyra Mancine, a catalog copywriter in Rochester, N.Y.
"I hate coming back to hundreds of e-mails," she added.
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ERBIL, Iraq, June 19 (UPI) --Iraq's Kurds have consolidated their growing energy sector with Chevron Corp. securing a third exploration block in the semiautonomous northern region that increasingly operates as a de facto independent state and France's Total buying a majority stake in another.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 19 (UPI) --Britain's BAE Systems, Europe's biggest defense company, reportedly expects to wrap up a price deal with Saudi Arabia for 72 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets after two years of tortuous negotiations.