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Whose Interests Will the Super Committee Members Represent?

  Half in Ten August 31, 2011 The deal to raise the debt ceiling set up a bipartisan “super committee” comprised of six members of the House and six members of the Senate tasked with finding $1.2 trillion to $1.5 trillion in additional budget savings over the next 10 years. ... Read more

Key Dates in the Life of the Supercommittee

The timeline of the ‘supercommittee’ By Felicia Sonmez Washington Post, August 9, 2011 (Joshua Roberts – BLOOMBERG) A Democratic aide said late Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has selected Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) as the co-chair of the congressional committee charged ... Read more

‘August Jobs–Worse Than Zero’

By Jack Rasmus September 5, 2011 (Labor Day) Last Friday, September 2, 2011, the latest jobs report was released by the US Labor Department. It showed no jobs created for the month of August. Zero. Zip. The report confirmed the growing evidence that the US economy was on a track toward a ... Read more

American Labor: A Sustainable Path

By Joe Uehlein Common Dreams, September 5, 2011 This Labor Day, as union membership falls to a mere seven percent of private sector workers and bargaining and political clout shrink to match, two roads diverge for American labor.  One is to attempt to find a niche within an economic-political system that is ... Read more

China Benefits as US Solar Industry Withers

China Benefits as US Solar Industry Withers By Keith Bradsher The New York Times News Service, September 3, 2011 Workers at Sun Zone Solar Power Inc., in Changsha, China, on September 3, 2010. (Photo: Timothy O’Rourke / The New York Times) Hong Kong – The bankruptcies of three ... Read more