July 18, 1999 |
Growers and their advocates in Congress are drafting a new guest-worker program that would allow hundreds of thousands of Mexican farm workers into the country, despite double-digit unemployment in most agricultural communities. Bob L. Vice, former California Farm Bureau Federation chief, recently told a California newspaper that he and others are working to revive a farm-labor bill defeated last year.
July 2, 2000 |
The Spanish Civil War killed and maimed hundreds of thousands and left much of Spain in ruins. But for one disabled group, the war's legacy has been the touch of Midas. No one knows how many people were blinded in the 1936-39 conflict, but, eager to rid himself of the problem, dictator Francisco Franco ordered them to form a national organization and take care of themselves. To encourage them, he granted the right to create a national lottery.
February 28, 1992 |
Despite optimistic talk by a Bush Administration official in Washington that a recovery is under way, two reports issued Thursday indicated that the economy continues to struggle, with widespread layoffs and a sluggish housing market. Sales of existing homes fell 1.5% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.22 million, the National Assn. of Realtors reported. It was the first decline in four months.
February 17, 2007 |
Mexico's economy slowed in the last three months of 2006, and that could have consequences in the United States: Tough times in Mexico typically fuel immigration north of the border. Mexico's gross domestic product expanded 4.3% in the October-to-December period from the final quarter of 2005, according to figures released Friday by the finance ministry. It was the third consecutive period of slower growth in the nation's economic output and a sharp decline from the 5.
October 28, 2011 |
U.S. stocks are on track to post their biggest monthly gains in decades as investors cheered an agreement to tackle the crippling European debt crisis and new optimism about the American economy. The burst of encouragement Thursday put investors in a bullish mood. They piled cash back into stocks and away from safe investments like Treasury bonds. The Dow Jones industrial average closed with a gain of 339.51 points, or 2.9%, to 12,208.55, jumping above the 12,000 level for the first time since August.
January 13, 1996 |
As U.S. communications giant AT&T sets the American economic tone for 1996 by laying off 40,000 people, German unions, managers and politicians are groping toward an alternative, worker-friendly economic arrangement--something to bolster this ailing giant through the hard times of the late 20th century. The bedrock problem here is jobs.