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UAW's fight is our fight

Sep 25, 2007
There's no indication how long the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors will last, or how much damage it might do to an already battered economy. But commentator Dan Neil says the strike is about something bigger than that, anyway.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Housing sales take a dive

Sep 25, 2007
The housing news out today was especialy bleak. Sales of existing homes fell for the sixth-straight month to the lowest point in five years. Kai Ryssdal has more.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Lennar cuts labor

Sep 25, 2007
Miami-based homebuilder Lennar suffered it's biggest lost in the company's 52-year history, causing it to cut 35 percent of its jobs. Jeremy Hobson reports more are on the way.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

A defining point for the auto industry

Sep 25, 2007
What effect will the United Auto Workers strike have on General Motors, and how long can it last? Doug Krizner asked Micki Maynard from The New York Times, who said the UAW could be at it for weeks.
Posted In: Auto

Holy feeling for holey wallet

Sep 25, 2007
Religion may seem to be on the rise in the U.S., but a new book called "Shopping for God" says it may have more to do with marketing than spirituality. Lisa Napoli talks to author James Twitchell.
Posted In: Books

Wal-Mart looks for more green

Sep 24, 2007
Wal Mart says it will begin asking its suppliers to voluntarily measure and report their climate-warming carbon emissions. How much impact will it have? Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Retail

Union is set for a long standoff

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

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

Wildfires a burning question in Senate

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

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

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