For the 2014 election season, the AFL-CIO 'will be in Texas in a bigger way than we have in the past,' Richard Trumka, the organization's president, said at a Monitor breakfast Thursday.
A controversial CEO, Ballmer has struggled to keep Microsoft relevant as the Internet and smartphones pass the PC by. Also this week: Fed minutes released, housing sales send mixed signals, J.C. Penney gets 'poison pill.'
New home sales fell a whopping 13.4 percent in July, an unexpected drop that has darkened the sunny outlook for the US housing recovery. Climbing mortgage rates and higher prices could be to blame.