Contracts Labor Unions

  • Cost of healthcare

    But here’s what I do know: Obamacare’s worst tax hike is the imposition of a new 3.9 percent Medicare payroll tax on capital gains and other investments.

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    What tends to be absent from the leadership canon, however, is the acknowledgement that some people just don't want to be led, or are determined to resist any change that they don't agree with.

  • Stocks struggled Friday but managed to pull off a gain for the week, with the S&P holding a 17-month high at 1,150.

  • Stocks struggled Friday as investors digested mixed readings on the consumer: Retail sales rose unexpectedly last month, while consumer sentiment softened.

  • Stocks slipped into the red Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment softened in March.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street Friday after Thursday's rally in the final hour of trading and with investors watching consumer data due later Friday.

  • Stocks rallied in the final hour of trading Thursday, pushing the S&P to a 17-month high above 1,150. Banks finished strong, with Citi up over 5 percent.

  • Stocks slipped at the open Thursday after the government said weekly jobless claims fell but not as much as analysts had anticipated.

  • Stock index futures were treading water Thursday after posting a slight a gain Wednesday on the back of gains in financial stocks.

  • John Podesta

    The Obama administration is planning to use the government’s enormous buying power to prod private companies to improve wages and benefits for millions of workers, according to White House officials and several interest groups briefed on the plan.

  • Lithuania

    As financial markets panic about the risks to the euro from laxer governments in southern Europe, the northern Baltic states are already in tight fiscal bandages as they experience Europe's most severe recession.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Obama seems to be losing friends left and right. But not to worry. He still has one unstinting and stalwart comrade: the unions.

  • Why would you ever want to be President? Everyone who comes to the job does so with some vision and dream and quickly has to learn how to dance the dance if anything is to be done. It's harder now than ever with the accumulated debt we have built up.

  • Cramer explains why a Republican win in Massachusetts could work out well for Wall Street.

  • Workers of AB InBev stand on a picket line as they strike outside the InBev Brewery in Leuven, Belgium.

    Belgian beer lovers hoping to forget the economic slowdown and freezing weather over a few pints of their favorite brew may be in for a shock, UK newspaper the Telegraph reported.

  • State of the States

    Three states had record unemployment rates in October, according to data released by the U.S. Labor Department.

  • Ford announced today that it is cutting production by 21% resulting in downtime at the assembly plant in St. Thomas Ontario on Friday Aug. 18, 2006. Ford Motor Co. announces sharp cuts in its North American production that would force it to partially shut down plants in the U.S. and Canada in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

    The United Auto Workers union had given local unions until Monday to complete voting. But a person briefed on the voting said Saturday that the contract changes have been rejected by large margins.

  • French Flag

    A recent spate of suicides at France Télécom has revealed a paradox at the heart of French society: Even with robust labor protection, workers here see themselves as profoundly insecure, with many complaining about being pushed beyond their limits by the pace of economic change.

  • One thing that’s missing from this recovery is jobs. Where will they come from? Karen Finerman asks Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.

  • One thing that’s missing from this recovery is jobs. Where will they come from? Karen Finerman asks Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.