Topic: Midwestern States
American voters are so tired of two-party stalemates that it's only a matter of time before an independent wins the White House. But 'winner-take-all' electoral rules limit candidates. Needed election reforms will give voters fairer representation in Congress and the White House.
09/01/2011 02:49 pm
President Obama and his aides are doing as much political damage control as possible as summer winds down toward the inevitable return to Washington of his congressional opponents eager to challenge him on a faltering economy.
08/21/2011 06:07 pm
In business, housing, and many other parts of the economy, 'creative destruction' rules. Destruction is the ugly part. But even in places as hard-hit as Detroit, the creative is now stirring.
08/04/2011 11:19 am
Home sales in May stood at 4.8 million – down from 5 million in April and lower even than the figure for winter months. Realtor association cites tight credit and severe weather.
06/21/2011 03:50 pm
Presidential politics and anti-union sentiments are fueling a growing debate over the NLRB's complaint against Boeing for moving part of its Dreamliner assembly line to South Carolina, a right-to-work state.
05/10/2011 09:48 pm
Schools serving homeless children are seeing an increase in enrollment, straining their ability to serve the most vulnerable students.
04/12/2011 05:00 pm
Spring break deals are popping in Panama City Beach, Fla. Airboat tours, limousine rides, and hot wings are some of the spring break deals available to students.
03/06/2011 10:46 pm
Unionized civil service workers and Gov. Scott Walker remain miles apart over collective bargaining as Wisconsin budget showdown continues. What will it take to break the deadlock?
02/22/2011 04:44 pm
The AFL-CIO is planning a protest Tuesday in Lansing, Michigan. This follows ongoing labor unrest in Wisconsin and Ohio over plans to reform public sector collective bargaining rules.
02/21/2011 02:55 pm
In recent years, public support for labor unions has begun to wane. Will this trend continue as state and local governments face budget challenges? Protests in Wisconsin may be an indicator.
02/19/2011 05:06 pm