Being an independent contractor often means variable pay and complicated taxes.
By Laura Zulliger, Wendy De La Rosa, Kristen Berman
WASHINGTON — Some companies that earn billions of dollars as government contractors are among the worst violators of U.S. labor laws, yet year after year they keep winning new contracts. So President Barack Obama is aiming to end impunity for…
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
HealthCare.gov contractors testify they warned of glitch risks before launch…
According to a spokesman, Afghan President Hamid Karzai wants all private security contractors out of Afghanistan within a matter of months. Judy Woodruff discusses the politics, economics and logistics with analysts Matthew Rosenberg and Doug Brooks.
Afghan leader Hamid Karzai has proposed ordering all private security companies out of Afghanistan within four month, saying the jobs should go to Afghan government forces instead.
Just as the American embassy in Kabul announced the firing of eight private security guards for misconduct, an investigation has begun to determine whether money received by some contractors was funneled to the Taliban. GlobalPost's Charles Sennott offers insight.
Question: The housing downturn has affected not only large builders, but also small businesses and contractors that support and supply them. How long will any recovery take for these sort of businesses? Paul Solman: I’m sort of a broken CD…
Question/Comment: I would like to know the impact of military spending on our economy. It seems like it’s a pretty hefty percentage of the annual budget, almost equal to that spent on Social Security; more than is spent on Medicare.
By PBS NewsHour
Colombia's military announced Wednesday it rescued French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt and three Americans who were held hostage for years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
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