In other news Monday, protesters in Bahrain, Yemen and Oman continued pressuring their governments for reforms. In Saudi Arabia, 100 academics and activists called for sweeping changes, including the creation of a constitutional monarchy. In Afghanistan, four NATO troops were…
By Lauren Knapp
Thousands of demonstrators have descended on Wisconsin's Capitol building this week to protest a bill that would strip state workers of their collective bargaining rights. On Thursday, Democratic lawmakers left the state in an attempt to stall voting on the…
In other news, President Obama and union leaders reached an agreement on taxing high-cost health care plans, and a suicide bomber killed 20 people in Afghanistan.
By PBS NewsHour
To combat rising fuel prices and other economic woes, Delta and Northwest airlines have agreed to a merger that would create the planet's biggest carrier, a move that could prompt similar proposals in the troubled industry.
Millions of women in the United States work long hours at jobs that do not pay enough to support their families. Elizabeth Brackett reports on several programs set up to help these working women.
The American Midwest, traditionally a base for manufacturing, has been hit hard by globalization in recent years. Economic correspondent Paul Solman reports on efforts aimed at strengthening the region's competitive edge.
House Financial Services Committee Chairman, Congressman Barney Frank, D- Mass., talks to the NewsHour about challenging economic issues Congress must face in the coming months and what they may mean for the U.S. economy.
DaimlerChrysler agreed to sell the majority stake of its Chrysler Group, the third-largest car manufacturer in the United States, for $7.4 billion Monday to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management. Two journalists discuss the deal's impact on the carmaker's future.
Wednesday's House proposal to increase the minimum wage comes against a backdrop of growing concern about increasing income inequality in America. An author and a policy expert discuss the proposed wage hike.
Guest essayist Julia Keller of the Chicago Tribune reflects on the changing definition of labor in the modern age.
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