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  • AMR loses bid to terminate retiree benefits

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. bankruptcy judge largely declined on Friday to rule that former American Airlines parent company AMR Corp had a unilateral right to terminate benefits for nearly 47,000 retirees. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane in New York...
  • The possible fine print when college football players unionize

    The possible fine print when college football players unionize
    In the next few days, several hundred thousand high school seniors, along with their parents, will be figuring out how they might pay for college tuition, housing, meals, books, accompanying fees and the travel to-and-from. On Friday, scholarship...
  • Scottish 'aristocrats' say they're broke – for real this time

    Andrea and Colin Chisholm III, the pair accused of collecting welfare from two states while living like royals, have traded their luxurious lakefront homes for jail cells. After seven years of allegedly feigning poverty to benefits workers in Minnesota...
  • China shoe factory strike shows welfare Achilles' heel

    DONGGUAN, China (Reuters) - Zhou Hujun, one of thousands of shoe factory workers on strike in southern China, drove his motorbike to the local government's Social Security Department seeking answers. After a few minutes, he left clutching spreadsheets...
  • Brazil's Campos targets taxes, Petrobras to boost economy

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Eduardo Campos, the centrist former state governor running third in Brazil's presidential race, plans to lower the tax burden and set a formula to automatically raise fuel prices at state-run oil company Petrobras if he wins the...
  • 75 years after Steinbeck's 'Grapes' the makers-takers fight goes on

    75 years after Steinbeck's 'Grapes' the makers-takers fight goes on
    As we approach the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Grapes of Wrath," we are as concerned as ever with the subject of the increasing gap between the very rich and the other 99 percent of us. Due to our current Snapchat- and Twitter-sized...
  • Why ambitious ideas always backfire politically

    Americans say they want politicians to tackle the big issues and get things done. In 2008, they even elected a presidential candidate who said he was interested in "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." Yet almost every time elected...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 16

    Bag ban If the city of Chicago bans retail establishments from using plastic bags, will the city stop using plastic bags in trash containers throughout the city and revert to the less-sanitary and more labor-intensive practice of having us just throw...
  • Readers concur, 'Six Californias' don't add up

    SACRAMENTO—Judging by your emails, many readers agree with me that a proposed ballot measure to split California into six states is crazy. "Ridiculous." "Laughable." Also, you concur that this bird will never fly. Not only would the plan need to...
  • Teachers often blame parents for problem students

    Teachers often blame parents for problem students
    I figured that teachers wouldn't let me off easy — even though my Saturday column took their side. I wrote about the recent classroom scuffle between a teacher and student at Santa Monica High, defending the teacher and listing the forces that...
  • Study finds debit cards can fight crime

    Paying employees via prepaid debit cards is a controversial issue in the workplace, but those on welfare and food stamps have long received their benefits on plastic. Moving public assistance payments to debit cards was considered more economical and...
  • Commentary: A middle-class safety net

    Commentary: A middle-class safety net
    Spending on the major safety-net programs, including food stamps, nearly quadrupled between 1970 and 2010, but there have been winners and losers during that growth. Liberals are shocked (shocked!) that Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his co-partisans would...