By Sean Higgins | 12/03/13 12:44 PM
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Tuesday that Detroit was eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, a decision that comes after four months of legal fighting between the state of Michigan and the unions representing city employees. "The court finds that Detroit was and is...
By Sean Higgins | 12/03/13 11:34 AM
Online magazine Vice posted a muckraking piece Monday about how avowedly liberal media outlets such as the Nation, the American Prospect, and Mother Jones pay their editorial interns measly stipends that often don't even amount to the minimum wage. The practice of paying interns a pittance —...
By Sean Higgins | 12/02/13 07:03 PM
Stock up on your cheeseburgers now: Organizers behind a series of strikes in the fast food industry over the last few months are promising another round Thursday, claiming there will be events in 100 cities, including Boston; Chicago; Denver; Hartford, Conn.; Houston; Los Angeles; Memphis,...
By Candice Choi | 12/02/13 10:45 AM
NEW YORK — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.
By Associated Press | 12/02/13 09:22 AM
Sen. Charles Schumer says an understaffed Buffalo border is to blame for lane closures and backups that result in long wait times that are not only frustrating to drivers but detrimental to the local economy.
By Mark Tapscott | 12/02/13 09:03 AM
Two-term presidents entering the sixth year of their tenure in the Oval Office typically find their ability to influence the course of events increasingly compromised by their "lame-duck status." President Obama is approaching such a milestone in his presidency, and he is perhaps even more...
By Joseph Lawler | 12/02/13 08:59 AM
A slew of economic data coming out this week will answer the question of how well the U.S. has survived the government shutdown and debt limit fights -- and, possibly, what the Federal Reserve will do in response. The number-one economic indicator, the jobs report, is due out Friday morning...
By Kerry Lester | 12/02/13 07:47 AM
Up against a determined effort to curtail state employees' retirement benefits, Illinois' unions are staging an all-out campaign to thwart approval of a breakthrough proposal to solve the state's $100 billion pension crisis, specifically targeting a small contingent of moderate Senate Democrats.
11/30/13 05:02 PM
(www.usatoday.com) Santa is likely to bring retailers a sales boost this Christmas, but the real question is whether the holiday season will prepare the economy to accelerate in the new year.
By Sean Higgins | 11/29/13 10:44 PM
National Labor Relations Board lawyers OKed a major union's practice of paying people to protest against Walmart in a legal memorandum earlier this month. The federal labor law enforcement agency said the practice of paying workers $50 apiece to join protests “did not constitute unlawful …...
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