Congress agrees on $ for roads, bridges, but not mass transit

Key GOP hang-ups, which were apparently dropped from the final version of the legislation, included Republican insistence on construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.


St. Lawrence Seaway opened June 26, 1959

Today in labor history: The 189-mile-long St. Lawrence Seaway opened


Progressives say stakes in 2012 'higher than ever'

With over 80 progressive organizations participating, the ninth annual conference of the Campaign for America's Future opened in Washington under the banner of "Take Back the American Dream."


Musicians getting same harsh treatment as steelworkers

Violinists of the world, unite? Orchestra musicians across the U.S. are getting the same harsh treatment by management as steelworkers, city and state workers and others.


Trying to haul highway-mass transit bill out of ditch

With the House and the Senate trying to hash out their differences on the highway-mass transit bill, Minnesota Democratic Rep. Tim Walz gave them a shove. The House backed his shove on June 20.


Oakland City Council OK’s plans for Army base

The agreement with developers includes precedent-setting community benefits provisions to hire local workers and involve the community in ensuring compliance.


Planned new $1B U.S.-Canada bridge to create thousands of jobs

A new billion-dollar bridge between Detroit and Windsor., the busiest border crossing from Canada to the U.S., will create 10,000 new jobs on the U.S. side, and it'll be built with U.S. and Canadian steel.


Lawmakers, economists rip Romney’s latest address

Lawmakers and leading economists rebutted GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's economic address to a group of businessmen.


Krugman: Obama flubbed line on economy

Paul Krugman understands what President Barack Obama was trying to say when he messed up with the line, "The private-sector is doing fine."