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.
Homeland Security is expanding the fingerprint system for foreign visitors passing through airport security. Passengers will now have to present all 10 fingers for prints instead of just two. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Russia cut all U.S. beef out of its diet after the scare of mad cow disease. But thanks to a craving for higher-quality meat, the country might soon be letting American beef imports back in. Jeremy Hobson reports.
One of the goals of the upcoming U.N. Climate Change conference in Bali is to shape a tougher follow-up treaty to the Kyoto Protocol set to expire in 2012. But Jeremy Hobson reports the U.S. should set an example first.
Companies and groups that give more than $5,000 to lobbying efforts must now disclose their support, according to a new rule in Congress. Jeremy Hobson reports some trade groups don't like the bill, and are trying to reverse it.
Congressman Charles Rangel proposed a one-year patch for the alternative minimum tax to save taxpayers from a rate hike. But Jeremy Hobson reports it could threaten the Democrats' promise of pay-as-you-go spending.