College basketball analyst Billy Packer predicted the University of Florida will win the NCAA basketball championship, and he called for a special investigation into “out of control” college athletics.
The World Trade Organization backed the U.S. in a dispute with China, agreeing that limits on exports of rare-earth elements used in hybrid-car batteries and wind turbines violate trade rules. A Chinese industry group said it regrets the ruling against China.
Northwestern University football players were given the right to form college sports’ first labor union in a ruling that could seismically change the $16 billion business of top-level university athletics.
President Barack Obama, who has vowed to make fighting global warming a focus of his remaining years in office, yesterday unveiled initiatives to mitigate what aides say are the effects of an already changing climate.
Northwestern University football players seeking to form the first union of college athletes have so far presented a weak case that they are employees of the school, the National Labor Relations Board officer presiding over the hearings said.
Ed O’Bannon, the former college basketball player who is suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association, declared victory after members of the Northwestern University football team moved to create the first athlete- specific union in history.
Ron Bloom is back in Detroit two years after helping run President Barack Obama’s auto-industry team. This time, he took one role defending the city’s workers and another that puts him at odds with carmaker employees.