The AFL-CIO is hosting a conference in Washington today that will consider the critically low number of workers in unions and boosting up benefits. Jeremy Hobson reports on what unions need to regain traction.
There was a certain beauty to today's unemployment report. The economy added almost 100,000 new jobs last month and you could interpret the numbers just about any way you wanted -- good, bad, or none of the above. Steve Tripoli reports.
To make up for a shortage of mathmaticians and computer scientists in the U.S., many companies turn to outsourcing. But Dan Grech reports the congressional limit on work visas might also be pushing out innovation.
The good news is that there are fewer reported lay-offs for 2007 than the previous year. The bad news is there are also fewer new jobs being created. So what does this mean for the economy overall? Dan Grech has more.
To give the elves an extra hand, or maybe just to boost their reputations, CEOs of big retailers have been joining the ranks with their staff, answering phones and working the floors. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
The unemployment rate in Europe is at a record low, but consumers aren't exactly giddy about the economy. Scott Jagow talks to European correspondent Megan Williams about the factors involved in consumers' current mood.
A quarter of a million miners are set to walk off the job in South Africa on Tuesday to call attention to unsafe working conditions. Mining has been part of the country's fabric for more than a century, but little attention has been paid to the human costs. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern's new raise makes a higher-earning political leader than the U.S. president. Stephen Beard reports that with Ireland heading towards a recession, his inflated income has pretty bad timing.
A thousand migrant farm workers in Miami are marching to Burger King headquarters to protest the fast-food giant's refusal to give them a penny more per pound of tomatoes. Dan Grech reports their last raise was three decades ago.