Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee failed to restore cuts in federal food-stamp spending as the panel approved yesterday a $940 billion bill reauthorizing U.S. Department of Agriculture programs.
Israeli billionaire Stef Wertheimer, founder of the Warren Buffett-owned Iscar Metalworking Cos., opened an industrial park in Nazareth today that intends to provide manufacturing jobs for local Arab residents.
MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle flashed a grin as he briefed leaders in Springfield, Massachusetts, on his latest gesture, sponsoring a yearly pancake breakfast billed as “the world’s largest.”
The U.S. poverty rate rose to the highest level in 15 years in 2009, government data show, underscoring the toll the recession took on household incomes and adding fuel to an election-year debate over the Obama administration’s economic policies.
At 7 p.m. on the Malaysian side of Borneo island, Luang Entiyang turns the dial on a transistor radio in search of an anti-government talk show as about a dozen villagers sit cross-legged on the floor waiting to listen.
The poverty rate in the U.S. rose to the highest level in 15 years in 2009, underscoring the toll the recession took on the nation and adding fuel to an election- year debate over the Obama administration’s economic policies.
The AFL-CIO is seeking to exempt industries with high unemployment rates such as construction from a new worker-visa program that is complicating bipartisan talks on a rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws.