WASHINGTON – For years, pension funds have been among the more sacrosanct of the sacred cows grazing on Capitol Hill. But in the 104th Congress, sacred cows, including pension funds, are being herded toward change.
WASHINGTON — United Parcel Service is a model of corporate success its profitability anchored on the use of part-time workers. But now that strategy is under attack in a strike where a key Teamsters demand is that UPS make more workers full-time.
PARIS – Europeans have an affinity for things American. They wear Levis, eat Big Macs, idolize Hollywood stars, and, fortunately for the Pentagon, fly U.S.-made jet fighters.With that in mind, the Defense Department is at full throttle trying to sign up European and other allies to share the staggering $250 billion cost of its Joint Strike Fighter program.
WASHINGTON — After 17 controversial years of the B-2 stealth bomber, congressional negotiators effectively sealed the fate yesterday of the last Cold War bomber program, deciding against making any more.
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s Joint Strike Fighter – the expensive replacement proposed for three existing planes – may get a boost from America’s British allies, who are considering it as an alternative to European fighters.