Friday, July 23, 2010

Links 07/23/10

President Obama signs six-month extension of emergency unemployment benefits Washington Post ...The jobless bill revives a program that provides up to 99 weeks of income support to those who have lost their jobs in the recession.

Treasury Secretary Geithner says tax cuts for rich should expire Washington Post ...the White House wants to extend Bush-era tax cuts that benefit families earning less than $250,000 a year. But he said President Obama believes cuts affecting the top tax brackets should be allowed to expire on Jan. 1 to help reduce the nation's bloated budget deficit.

Lobbying By Obama Administration Foe U.S. Chamber of Commerce Grows To More Than $44 Million This Year ...The lobbying powerhouse U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with its subsidiaries, spent a whopping $13.4 million on federal, state-level and grassroots lobbying during the second quarter.

Netroots-Labor Solidarity: A Work in Progress In These Times ...Netroots Nation shuns hotel over worker treatment, as bloggers and labor strenghen alliance.

Union, Giant Food strike deal on 341 jobs for warehouse: Grocer transferring operations in Jessup Maryland Business Gazette ..."We have reached agreement with Teamsters Local 730 concerning the effects of the transfer...

Which Senate hopefuls would defend secret ballots in union votes? Charleston Daily Mail ...
The AFL-CIO believes Manchin supports the plan. The state Chamber of Commerce believes Manchin opposes such measures.

U.P.S., Citing a Strong Performance, Raises Outlook New York Times ... the package delivery company said Thursday that its second-quarter net income increased 90 percent and raised its earnings outlook for the year

Continental Returns to Profit Wall Street Journal ...Continental Airlines Inc. reversed a big year-earlier loss in the second quarter, beating Wall Street estimates and underlining the airline industry's broader turnaround.