TRNS – Describing income inequality as “the defining challenge of our time,” President Barack Obama urged Congress Wednesday to work to mend economic disparity in the country. “The majority of Americans agree that our number one priority is to restore opportunity and broad-based growth for all Americans,” Obama said during remarks at the Center for […]
A federal judge has ruled that Detroit can go forward with Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection – clearing the way for the largest municipal bankruptcy in history. An unfortunate potential casualty – the pensions of retired city workers. They will be treated like any other contract. Detroit’s state-appointed emergency manager, Kevin Orr, says, that’s something that […]
Cyber Monday sales were so successful – preliminary estimates are that the were up 17 percent over last year – that many retailers are extending Internet deals, now calling this Cyber Week.
Amazon reveals plan to deliver small packages to your doorstep by drone. Just 30 minutes after you place your order.
At least seven people have died and two are badly injured after fire swept through a Chinese-owned clothing factory in the Italian town of Prato. The blaze broke out in a loft where 11 people were sleeping, causing part of the roof to collapse, fire officials said.
Many stores opened on Thanksgiving Day and many shoppers responded. Still more are showing up for the traditional Black Friday sales today. In some cases, the annual pushing and shoving took place in stores. In suburban Chicago, a man shot. Cops say a shoplifting suspect at Kohls ran into a car. An officer reached into […]
He’s a member of the Louisiana National Guard and he worked for Best Buy. He volunteered for deployment to Afghanistan. Was in the theater of war for one year. But now, Sherman Crandle has come marching home. Only to find that Best Buy didn’t hold his job for him. Crandle says that his reward for […]
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player They should be home with their families for the holidays. That’s the position of the just-fired manager of an Elkhart, Indiana Pizza Hut. Sacked after telling his bosses that he would not open the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. Tony Rohr had worked at the Pizza Hut for 10 years.
TRNS – Congress left town for a two-week Thanksgiving break without a budget deal to avoid a govt shutdown in January, but lead negotiators will continue to work over the break and are optimistic. Co-chairs Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) have agreed to jettison for now any discussion of tax increases or cuts […]
Today, Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), senior Democrat on the House Rules Committee, introduced a resolution that would prevent Congress from adjourning unless the House passes a budget by December 13. When Congress finally reached an agreement to reopen the government in October after a 16-day shutdown, a bicameral budget conference committee was formed to […]