Two of the largest names in tobacco joined forces Tuesday when Reynolds American bought rival Lorillard to the tune of $27.4 billion. This move unites the No. 2 and No. 3 American cigarette companies in what appears to be a combined effort to win over the lion’s share of the shrinking smoking population. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — For the first time in 30 years, the federal government is issuing new guidelines designed to protect pregnant workers from on-the-job discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) update makes it clear that any form of workplace discrimination … Continue reading
The proposed rules would prohibit individuals from allowing runoff during outdoor watering, washing cars with open hoses, spraying down sidewalks or other hard surfaces, and using potable water in decorative fountains. There would be a $500 fine for breaking those rules. Continue reading
The Justice Department announced a $7 billion settlement with Citigroup over “egregious misconduct” related to mortgage securities in the lead-up to the financial crisis. Judy Woodruff gets details from Tony West, associate attorney general at the Department of Justice and the lead negotiator. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Widespread global opposition to U.S. electronic surveillance since the revelations by onetime National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has not badly tarnished the overall image of the United States, and it remains far more popular around the world than rising power China, according to a poll released Monday. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Two Texas lawmakers are teaming up on a bill to speed removals of the unaccompanied Central American kids who’ve been arriving by the tens of thousands at the U.S.-Mexico border. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular duty Monday with a desk job that makes him available to Army investigators for questioning about his disappearance in 2009.
Although illegal scrapping typically makes the headlines, there are also legal ways to scrap for a living. NewsHour wondered: How much metal would a scrapper need to collect to make the minimum wage? Continue reading