The corporation that caused the blackout of 2003, FirstEnergy, is about to shut two power plants in western Pennsylvania, destroying hundreds of jobs and putting the region's power grid at risk, according to the Utility Workers of America.
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka came out with a blistering statement on the Senate's passage of the so-called "JOBS Act."
In the aftermath of this past week's tragic killing of 49 exotic animals, including 18 rare Bengal Tigers, in Zanesville, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is scrambling to put a positive spin on the calamity.
The human-made disaster that preceded the storm and got worse afterward continues.
This week brought new revelations about the "cozy relationship" between the oil industry and government officials, and about deregulation's role in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.