Topic: The Christian Science Monitor
United Auto Worker members at a Ford plant in Chicago overwhelmingly rejected a proposed labor deal Thursday, leading union leadership to prepare for a strike. All UAW locals have until Tuesday to ratify the deal.
10/13/2011 08:01 pm
Throughout history ocher has been used for art and adornment. Scientists report finding evidence of a 100,000-year-old cosmetics/paint workshop for producing a pigmented compound in a South African cave.
10/13/2011 07:05 pm
Trade deals passed by Congress Wednesday could be double-edged, but several economic sectors look set to gain the most from the trade deals with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama.
10/13/2011 06:30 pm
House Republicans are blocking a vote on a bill to punish China for currency manipulation. Leaders say it could unleash a trade war, but many rank and file want to take China to task.
10/13/2011 05:47 pm
A new trade pact with South Korea and a state dinner for President Lee Myung-bak highlights the growth of the US-South Korea alliance, which some say has never been stronger.
10/13/2011 02:50 pm
'Occupy Wall Street' is planning its biggest action yet: marches Saturday nationwide. But as the movement tests the tolerance of police and cash-strapped cities, can it keep its message positive?
10/13/2011 10:34 am
9-9-9 tax plan is helping Herman Cain soar in GOP presidential polls. But does a 9 percent national sales tax and a flat 9 percent income tax take from the poor and give it to the rich?
10/13/2011 10:07 am
The move was part of a successful bid to force the county district attorney to prosecute misdemeanor domestic-violence charges, which he wasn't doing because of budget cuts. For now, the crisis is averted, but the deeper budget problem for cities nationwide endures.
10/12/2011 07:52 pm
A motorist jailed for a minor offense in 2005 says two New Jersey jails violated his privacy rights by subjecting him to a strip search. The jails told the Supreme Court that security justifies the practice.
10/12/2011 06:45 pm
Theo Epstein was revered in Boston for helping to bring the city its first World Series since 1918. Now, Theo Epstein is set to try to do the same in Chicago after enduring a disastrous Red Sox season.
10/12/2011 06:06 pm