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
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.
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.
By PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
An Iraqi bill to end foreign security contractors' immunity from prosecution is headed to a parliamentary vote after Iraq's cabinet approved the draft law Tuesday.
Gunmen snatched two Americans and one Briton from their residence Thursday in a bold dawn raid, bringing to eight the number of westerners currently held hostage in Iraq.
An anti-American mob in the Iraqi city of Fallujah ambushed a group of contractors Wednesday, beating and dragging four bodies through the streets. The brutal attack came on the same day a roadside bomb killed five Americans west of Baghdad.
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