United States

Why business and labor can’t agree on an immigrant labor program

by Ted Hesson ABC News/Univision March 29, 2013

Leaders from business and labor are closer to making a deal on a new visa that would create a legal pathway to the U.S. for some lesser-skilled immigrant workers. An agreement would shape how an immigration reform bill being drafted in the Senate deals with the so-called "future flow" of workers....

Drone base in Niger gives US a strategic foothold in West Africa

by Craig Whitlock Washington Post March 21, 2013

NIAMEY, Niger — The newest outpost in the U.S. government’s empire of drone bases sits behind a razor-wire-topped wall outside this West African capital, blasted by 110-degree heat and the occasional sandstorm blowing from the Sahara....

Study of men’s falling income cites single parents families as a possible cause

by Binyamin Appelbaum New York Times March 21, 2013

WASHINGTON — The decline of two-parent households may be a significant reason for the divergent fortunes of male workers, whose earnings generally declined in recent decades, and female workers, whose earnings generally increased, a prominent labor economist argues in a new survey of existing rese...

Rhode Island town relies on food stamps: In Woonsocket, R.I., a third of the residents use SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, to pay for groceries. That means the businesses in the struggling town also rely on the program to survive. Photo: Michael S. Williamson/Washington Post

Food stamps put Rhode Island town on monthly boom-and-bust cycle

by Eli Saslow Washington Post March 16, 2013

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At Pentagon, ‘pivot to Asia’ becomes ‘shift to Africa’

by Craig Whitlock Washington Post March 14, 2013

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Panel examines payroll fraud

by Lane Vanderslice Hunger Notes March 13, 2013

(March 13, 2013) Payroll fraud dramatically reduces the income of millions of US workers, Kim Bobo of Interfaith Workers Justice said today at a Washington DC meeting on the issue. A major concern is that workers are arbitrarily classified as independent contractors, thus relieving their employer...

Youths’ suicides rattle Indian country: The silence that has shrouded suicide in Indian country is being pierced by growing alarm at the sheer numbers of young Native Americans taking their own lives — more than three times the national average, and up to 10 times the average on some reservations. Photo: Washington Post

The hard lives—and high suicide rate—of Native American children on reservations

by Sari Horowitz Washington Post March 10, 2013

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A single home in a block once filled with houses with the Detroit headquarters of General Motors in the distance. The company is thriving again. J.D. Pooley/Getty Images

A private boom amid Detroit’s public blight

by Monica Davey New York Times March 4, 2013

DETROIT — Private industry is blooming here, even as the city’s finances have descended into wreckage.In late 2011, Rachel Lutz opened a clothing shop, the Peacock Room, which proved so successful that she opened another one, Emerald, last fall. Shel Kimen, who had worked in advertising in New Y...

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) provided a weak safety net during and after recession

by LaDonna Pavetti Center for Budget and Policy Priorities March 4, 2013

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), which provides basic assistance to families with little or no income, responded only modestly to the severe recession that began in December 2007, exposing its inadequacy as a safety net, as we explain in a new paper. ...

In spite of billions of dollars spent on heart attack research, and diet’s apparent critical role in preventing heart attacks, very few scientif...

by Gina Colata New York Times March 2, 2013

This is a watershed moment in the field of nutrition, medical experts say. For the first time, researchers have shown that a diet can have an effect as powerful as drugs in preventing what really matters to patients — heart attacks, and strokes and deaths from cardiovascular disease....

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