The Labor Department's weekly report on jobless claims shows that total fell by 148,000. Doug Foreman, Director of Equities at Highmark Capital in San Francisco tells Steve Chiotakis why this is a bit surprising.
It was a dull and gloomy Paris Air Show, and then came the AT-802 -- a machine-gun totting, bomb-friendly crop-duster. But why would a plane used for farming need James Bond technology? Stephen Beard reports.
Proposals are floating around Congress to grant paid leave time for the estimated 30 million U.S. workers not given any. But some critics worry this would burden employers further in an already stressful time. John Dimsdale reports.
Even though Target-date funds are considered a safer investment vehicle for retirement, these nest-eggs still lost much of their value when the economy tanked. Federal regulators are looking into why. Bob Moon reports.
Democratic Congressman Jim Oberstar and the Obama administration disagree on a proposed transportation overhaul. The congressman wants to compensate for lost highway funds by hiking the gas tax. Steve Henn reports.
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