Economy Mar 25

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The Shirtwaist Factory Fire: 100 Years Later

On the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman answered a reader's comment about the need to remember what happened that day. Richard R. Palmer: March 25 is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle…

Economy Mar 25

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100 Years After the Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Name: Richard R. Palmer, MD Question: I hope that prior to the 25th of March you will note on the show that March 25 is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. (Perhaps you agree with me that after…

Economy Mar 25

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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

March 25, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, where 146 workers died. Some were consumed by flames; others jumped to their deaths from the eighth, ninth and tenth floors to avoid the fire. Note: some…

Chrysler LLC is closing all 30 North American manufacturing plants for at least a month, the company's latest cost-cutting move as the big three auto makers struggle to stay afloat while waiting for a government decision on aid to the…

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