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White House official: Labor just flushed $10 million down the toilet in Arkansas

A top Obama official with an apparent grudge against organized labor called Politico’s Ben Smith late Tuesday to bemoan the groups’ spending to defeat Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln in the Arkansas primary. Labor interests were trying to unseat Lincoln for various reasons, among them her failure to support the Employee…

Apartheid lawsuit goes forward against Ford, GM, IBM

In a move that will serve as a warning to corporations that aid governments in flagrant abuses of human rights, a federal judge in Manhattan has allowed a lawsuit to go forward against IBM, General Motors, Ford and other corporations over their roles in South Africa’s three-decade-long apartheid policy. In…

Sen. DeMint blames labor unions for illegal immigration

After the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas day, a months-old question for the Senate became a pressing concern for the public: Why is the Transportation Security Administration without an appointed director? While President Obama did make a nomination to the spot — one Erroll Southers, a…

US jobless claims dip to 15-month low

WASHINGTON — New US claims for jobless benefits dropped to the lowest level since September 2008, government data showed, in a fresh sign of optimism for a weak labor market. The seasonally adjusted initial claims in the week ending December 19 was 452,000, a decrease of 28,000 from the previous…

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