By PBS NewsHour
Plagued by poor sales and an unprofitable year, Chrysler Group, the U.S. division of German company DaimlerChrysler, announced a restructuring plan Wednesday that aims to cut 16 percent of its worldwide workforce by 2009.
Facing a housing shortage along the Gulf Coast, many companies are finding it difficult to find employees and as a result, are being forced to relocate. The NewsHour reports on how Mississippi businesses are grappling with the economic aftermath of…
The Senate agreed Thursday to increase the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour after a heated debate about its potential impact on the economy. The NewsHour reports on the minimum wage gap between Idaho and neighboring Washington state.
Judy Woodruff and the Generation Next team criss-crossed the country last summer to gauge and document the views of 16-25 year olds. NewsHour presents excerpts from the documentary.
Parent Company Tribune Co. ousted L.A. Times editor Dean Baquet this week when he resisted pressure to cut jobs. On the East Coast, rumors were floating that the Philadelphia Inquirer could lose as much as one-third of its newsroom positions.
Nearly 700,000 people leave prison each year, many times to be returned to society with no marketable skills and limited chances for employment. The Chicago-based Safer Program works to find ex-offenders transitional jobs in an effort to reduce recidivism rates.
Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging Sunday for his role in mass killings in 1982, causing mixed reactions. Capital sentences in Iraq are automatically appealed. John Burns of The New York Times discusses the appeals process, which could…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Early on, the National Republican Congressional Committee considered Ohio's 6th District its best chance to pick up a Democratic House seat, but with less than a week to go, the GOP is focusing its resources on other embattled Ohio incumbents.
NBC Universal announced Thursday that it would shift spending from tradition broadcast TV to digital entertainment. It will cut 700 jobs because of this restructuring. A media consultant discusses changing times in the media world.
Though Ohio's two-term Senator Republican Mike DeWine has insisted in his campaign that he is an independent force, his ties to President Bush may cost him his re-election to the Senate. Recent polls show Democratic candidate Sherrod Brown widening his…
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