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Today's News and Commentary–October 14

Published October 14th, 2013 -

The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and San Francisco Chronicle all report that, last night, San Francisco Bay-area transit unions postponed their strike deadline by 24 hours; the new deadline is 11:59 tonight. For mont... More »

Weekend News and Commentary – October 12-13

Published October 13th, 2013 -

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that no agreement has been reached on a new Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) labor contract. The two transit unions, the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 (SEIU) and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 (ATU) ann... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — October 11

Published October 11th, 2013 -

Negotiations to end the government shutdown continue, reports the New York Times, though no agreement to a avert a default or reopen the government appears in sight. On Thursday, Republicans presented a plan to extend the government’s borrowing authority throu... More »

Today's News and Commentary — October 10

Published October 10th, 2013 -

President Obama nominated Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve Board Wednesday. The New York Times, L.A. Times, and Wall Street Journal profile the nominee, discussing her background in economics and philosophy of combating unemployment through monetary s... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — October 9

Published October 9th, 2013 -

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released a new report detailing the initial results of a survey on job skills across 24 countries. According to the New York Times, the report revealed that U.S. workers are falling “dangerously behind”... More »

Today's News and Commentary – October 8

Published October 8th, 2013 -

Boston bus drivers are on strike today, leaving 33,000 students without transportation, the Boston Globe reports. The strike, which caught the city and schools by surprise, left city officials and parents scrambling to get children to school. United Steelworke... More »

Today's News and Commentary – October 7

Published October 7th, 2013 -

As the US government shutdown nears its second week, Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor, announced that it would furlough 2,400 staff, a less severe cutback than previously expected. According to the Wall Street Journal, Boeing and the US ... More »

Weekend News and Commentary – October 5-6

Published October 6th, 2013 -

In a major development regarding the shutdown of the federal government, the Washington Post reports that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has ordered almost all of the Pentagon’s 350,000 furloughed civilian employees  back to work this week because the ... More »

Today’s News and Commentary – October 4

Published October 4th, 2013 -

Backpay for federal workers furloughed by the government shutdown has been proposed in legislation introduced in both the House and Senate, reports the Washington Post. Meanwhile, the New York Times reveals that while federal workers are off the job, the month... More »

Today's News & Commentary – October 3

Published October 3rd, 2013 -

The Federal government remains shut down for a third day.  The Washington Post reports Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, are bracing for a dramatic increase in applications for unemployment benefits due to federal workers filing claims.  Virginia and D.... More »

Today’s News and Commentary – October 2

Published October 2nd, 2013 -

The New York Times is reporting on the efforts of Texas Governor Rick Perry to lure American employers to the Lone Star state.  In the past seven months alone, Perry has traveled to six states, trumpeting Texas’s low-tax laissez faire business environment.  So... More »

Today's News and Commentary – October 1

Published October 1st, 2013 -

The Washington Post reports that the federal government shut down early this morning due to an impasse in Congress over the budget. The New York Times explains which federal employees continue to work and which employees must stay home. The Times reports on on... More »