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Congress takes steps to bolster pension plans

Date Posted: January 6 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House on Dec. 14 approved legislation to reduce the deficit of the federal government's pension insurer and to pressure companies into fully funding their pension...

Construction instruction part of new Lawrence Tech center

Date Posted: January 6 2006

Lesson plans are carried out every day in the nation's school buildings - but the new Alfred Taubman Student Services Center building will actually be part of the curriculum for...

Federal report raises fear that asbestos fund is inadequate for victims

Date Posted: January 6 2006

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) - A new federal study has given further ammunition to groups representing workers who are victims of asbestos-caused disease and to two...

News Briefs

Date Posted: January 6 2006

U.S. money moves Flint labor museum FLINT - The Labor Museum and Learning Center of Michigan received a congressional appropriation of $300,000 to pay for new exhibition space at the...

New Wal-Mart meets resistance from Flint area trades

Date Posted: January 6 2006

Wal-Mart's latest foray into construction of a new store in Michigan is meeting with a resounding thud in Vienna Twp., north of Flint area. The huge retailer is just coming...

The world's economic race to the bottom goes through China

Date Posted: January 6 2006

By Thomas I. Palley Special to Press Associates WASHINGTON (PAI) - For the past five years the global economy has been flying on one engine. That engine is the U.S....

Wal-Mart's P.R. effort can't mask lousy deal for taxpayers

Date Posted: January 6 2006

By Andrew Korfhage The documentary "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" premiered last month (on PBS). It was only the latest in a steady stream of public commentary on...

He shoots he scores: tinknocker's other job is Red Wings team photographer

Date Posted: December 23 2005

Sheet metal worker Dave Reginek calls his second job at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena "a really cool gig." The legions of Detroit Red Wings fans around the state would probably...

House Dems push jump in state jobless benefits

Date Posted: December 23 2005

LANSING - There's yet a new package of bills from Michigan's Democratic House members that would increase unemployment benefits and extend those benefits by 13 weeks when the state's unemployment...

Icon on Bond illustrates Grand Rapids' growth

Date Posted: December 23 2005

GRAND RAPIDS - A former foundry is the site of the new Icon on Bond project, a nine-story, $55 million condominium development that's just coming out of the ground. Funded...

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