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Support for labor unions vs. support for big corporations

Feb 18, 2011
These final notes today. First of all, a follow-up to our item earlier this week about the guy in Philadelphia who's trying to foreclose on Wells...
Posted In: foreclosures, labor, Wisconsin

MID-DAY UPDATE: Sanofi-Aventis buys Genzyme, inflation is up for January

Feb 16, 2011
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis announced this morning that it will buy American biotech firm Genzyme -- bringing to end over six...
Posted In: bankruptcy, borders, cotton, Genzyme, inflation, labor, mid-day update, Sanofi-Aventis, U.S. Labor Department

MID-DAY UPDATE: Chevron's $9 billion fine; NYSE merges with Deutsche Boerse; daily deal overdose

Feb 15, 2011
An Ecuadorean judge has fined American oil company Chevron for more than $9 billion in a case that has spanned a decade. The lawsuit began in 1990s...
Posted In: apple, Chevron, Ecuador, Finland, groupon, Jobs, labor, Microsoft, mid-day update, nokia, polution, sustainability, Texaco

MID-DAY UPDATE: Jobless claims, Suez Canal workers' strike, NYSE merger

Feb 10, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department this morning announced weekly jobless claims fell to 383,000, the lowest level in nearly three years....
Posted In: Amman, corporate profits, energy, jobless, Jordan, labor, mid-day update, middle east, NYSE, protests, stock market, strike, Suez Canal, UPS, weekly jobless, Wells Fargo

MID-DAY UPDATE: January job numbers, German stock market, and banana wars

Feb 4, 2011
Big news from the U.S. Labor Department today. The unemployment rate is down to 9 percent -- the lowest it's been in almost two years. At the same...
Posted In: bananas, economy 4.0, Europe, Germany, Jobs, labor, mid-day update, stock market, trade, Unemployment

Midday Update: Job numbers, calorie counts, and Romanian witches

Jan 7, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department's jobs report threw us for a loop today. The nation's unemployment rate fell from 9.8 to 9.4 percent today -- the lowest...
Posted In: california, calorie, jobless, labor, mid-day update, romania, Taxes, Unemployment, witches

Economy created fewer jobs than expected

Jan 7, 2011
Just when the U.S. job outlook looked a little brighter, the Labor Department's unemployment report threw us yet another curve ball....
Posted In: Economy, jobless, Jobs, labor, private sector jobs, Unemployment

MIDDAY UPDATE: Goldman Sachs and Facebook

Jan 3, 2011
Investment bank Goldman Sachs has "friended" Facebook. The mega-bank is pouring half-a-billion dollars into Facebook, boosting the social network's...
Posted In: Facebook, Goldman Sachs, iPad, labor, mid-day update, private sector jobs, Unemployment

MIDDAY UPDATE: Groupon, unemployment, college admissions

Dec 29, 2010
Venture capital Groupon may raise $950 million from private investors to fuel its growth. This comes after recently turning down a $6 billion...
Posted In: colleges, groupon, jobless, labor, mid-day update, Unemployment, venture capital

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