From Autopia to Autogeddon: Cars Reach the End of the Road

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 03/12/2008 - 10:00pm

Like the horse and buggy one hundred years ago, the automobile is no longer viewed so favorably as a means of getting around. It is regarded as nearly as foul and smelly as the horses that at the turn of the century deposited some 2.5 million pounds of manure and 60,000 gallons of urine on the streets of New York. In addition to their own waste, horses died and had to be disposed of, posing a significant public health risk. Approximately 15,000 dead horses were removed from the streets of New York each year.


A Hopeful Year for Unions

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 02/06/2008 - 10:00pm
By virtually every indicator, 2007 was a dismal year for American workers. Job growth slowed, unemployment jumped and wages lost what little ground they had gained against inflation since 2003. There is one sliver of good news: the percentage of American workers who belong to a union rose for the first time in three decades.

Home ownership out of reach for many, despite rising affordability

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 02/01/2008 - 1:15pm

Study: Workers in high-growth occupations can't buy homes

The income required to buy a median-priced home has dropped in many markets, though high housing costs have put home ownership out of reach for many workers in high-growth occupations, according to a study released this week by a housing research center.



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