Monday, February 6, 2012

February 6 News Update

Each Monday-Friday, by 9AM Central, we’ll post links to news stories and analytical articles of interest to working people. Sometimes they will be accompanied by editorial commentary. Stories from the New York Times will be followed with a *. The Times pay wall policy allows free access to only about twenty articles a month.

Cancer Group Backs Down on Cutting Off Planned Parenthood *
Abortion foes have long pressured Komen

Electro-Motive plant shut by U.S. owner
Electro-Motive picketing continues despite closure
Stores pull CAT boots to support Electro-Motive workers

Jobless rate at 3-year low as payrolls surge
Europe cold snap claims 250 lives
Deforestation threatens Brazil's wetland sanctuary
Storm over climate change among weather forecasters
French air workers to hold strike
Who really benefits from putting high-tech gadgets in classrooms?
Measure would aid hog farm expansion in Kansas
Worker trapped under Boeing 787 tires is rescued
Greek Premier Faces Impasse Over Demand to Cut Private Wages *
Chevron Will Not Apologize for Pollution, Even to Save $8.5 Billion *
In Fuel Oil Country, Cold That Cuts to the Heart *
Freddie Mac Betting Against Struggling Homeowners
Gingrich’s Deep Ties to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac *
Tax Break Increases Deficit, but May Have a Silver Lining *
Hundreds rally against Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline
Labor unions targeted by several Missouri bills
China Bans Airlines from Paying EU Carbon Tax
Quebec parents brace for daycare strike
Toronto, union reach tentative contract
Halifax bus union set for lengthy strike
U.S. Said to Target Rescuers at Drone Strike Sites *

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