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.
The tragic April 17 explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas was, in part, a product of a severe lack of accountability and oversight by its company, West Fertilizer.
House Republicans demand OSHA emphasize its Voluntary Protection Program while unions and the GAO say OSHA doesn't have the staff to monitor VPP firms' performance.
The Democrat-dominated Senate defeated a move to crush EPA regulations on mercury and toxic chemical emissions from coal power plants.
Those not bothered by a bit of salmonella or a dash of E. coli on their chicken cutlets won't mind the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed new inspection rules.
"What a lucrative business, charging desperate, caring people to take homeless cats at $100 to $200 each. When they die a month later, he just takes more."
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka came out with a blistering statement on the Senate's passage of the so-called "JOBS Act."
Liberals, labor and progressives mourned while Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief when Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., announced his retirement Nov. 28 after 30 years in office.
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 New York Times reports that the beef industry is upset with the Agriculture Department over its new regulations on deadly food toxins found in ground beef.