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Union is set for a long standoff

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 24, 2007
The UAW is about as set as it can be for a walkout, with about $800 million in its strike fund -- enough to give every striker $200 a day and medical benefits for two months. Kai Ryssdal talked with Doug Rademacher, president of UAW local 602 in Lansing, Mich.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

UAW workers strike General Motors

Alisa Roth | Sep 24, 2007
At General Motors this morning 73,000 UAW members walked off the job and onto the picket lines in the first nationwide strike against an American car maker since 1976. Until the walkout, negotiations had appeared positive. Alisa Roth reports on where things got off track.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

The Dollar, Again

Chris Farrell | Sep 24, 2007
Dartmouth University economist Andrew Samwick has a good post on the dollar on his blog....

Wildfires a burning question in Senate

Sarah Gardner | Sep 24, 2007
Eight million acres of U.S. land have been scorched by wildfires this year, and the Senate is meeting today to figure out if climate change has played a role. Sarah Gardner has more.

UAW strike a possibility

Jeremy Hobson | Sep 24, 2007
The UAW deadline of 11 a.m. eastern is fast approaching, and 73,000 autoworkers could strike if a deal with GM isn't reached. Both sides are still hush on the details. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Auto

We pay more for Third-World tech

Curt Nickisch | Sep 24, 2007
The price for a low-cost laptop designed for Third World countries is actually twice as high for Americans than for foreign governments. But Curt Nickisch reports that it's still one of the cheapest laptops around.
Posted In: Charity

The Dollar

Chris Farrell | Sep 24, 2007
The dollar dropped to another record low against the Euro. It also hit a 15-year low against a basket of currencies representing America's six...

A list Mom should watch out for

Amy Scott | Sep 24, 2007
Working Mother magazine releases its annual list tomorrow of the 100 best companies for parent-friendly policies. Amy Scott reports the list also places some of its advertisers in the top ranks.
Posted In: Jobs

President gets heat for climate control

Sam Eaton | Sep 24, 2007
The U.N. meets today to discuss climate change, a week before President Bush's separate meeting with world leaders on the same topic. But critics say they haven't heard enough specifics from the White House about the latter. Sam Eaton reports.