Sep 18, 2012 The teacher's union in Chicago has decided to suspend the strike that's kept 350,000 kids out of school the past seven days.
Sep 17, 2012 Lake Forrest High School in suburban Chicago is fighting its own striking teachers by running the school without them.
Sep 11, 2012 Last week in Europe there was relative euphoria: The European Central Bank said it stood ready to buy the government bonds of any nation that came seeking its help. That would help countries like Spain and Italy keep their borrowing costs down, and keep them from lapsing into financial crisis.
Sep 11, 2012 Questions about how to care for children while their teachers are on strike are among the issues plaguing leaders and residents in Chicago.
Sep 10, 2012 350,000 kids have an unexpected day off today. So what are parents doing with their kids?
Sep 10, 2012 Markets have been a brighter in the past week after the European Central Bank announced a plan to keep Spain, Italy and other troubled economies afloat. But the possibility of even more austerity on top of sky-high unemployment has the Spanish worried.
Sep 5, 2012 For the last year, union leaders have tried to push Mayor Rahm Emanuel into focusing on other issues: smaller class sizes, more art and music programs and job security.
Aug 17, 2012 More than thirty workers have been killed by police at a platinum mine in South Africa. The workers, who were armed, were staging what police said was an illegal strike.
Jul 24, 2012 At some prospering businesses like Caterpillar, which reports earnings tomorrow, record corporate profits do not necessarily raise workers pay.
Jul 24, 2012 Spain's borrowing costs are up to 7.5 percent -- the higest since it joined the euro. As a result of the regional crisis, Moody's announced today that it is poised to lower Germany's credit rating to AA.