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  • Rural Maryland needs immigration reform

    Rural Maryland needs immigration reform
    Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a common-sense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion. This was an important step in the right direction — especially for producers, farm workers and rural communities. The historic...
  • Who should be the next Federal Reserve chair?

    Who should be the next Federal Reserve chair?
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke plans to step down when his term expires at the end of January — if not sooner — and President Barack Obama is expected to nominate a successor this fall. Right now, the front-runners appear to be former...
  • Fed preparing to scale back stimulus, minutes suggest

    WASHINGTON — Analysts are widely expecting the Federal Reserve to dial back its bond-buying stimulus program next month. So are bond investors and emerging markets. And it looks as if the Fed is too. Although such action is not a sure thing, the...
  • South Koreans work less but are no happier (except about work hours)

    South Koreans work less but are no happier (except about work hours)
    South Koreans may be the hardest-working people on the planet. Their work hours are notorious. They worked so much that in 2004 the government instituted a five-day, 40-hour initiative to dial down the workweek.  Saturdays off! All good, right? But a...
  • Preserving Cameroon's treasures

    Preserving Cameroon's treasures
    Cameroon, located on the west coast of Africa between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, is a nation of unparalleled beauty and biological diversity. Mt. Cameroon, in the west, is one of Africa's largest volcanoes, reaching 13,255 feet; in the north of the...
  • Fast food: Would a higher minimum wage mean pricier burgers?

    Fast-food workers and their supporters are calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage as they prepare to picket in nationwide protests Thursday. That raises the question: If they’re successful, will burger prices soar? Expert opinion is mixed. The...
  • Jobs are coming back, but they don't pay enough

    Jobs are coming back, but they don't pay enough
    The good news as Labor Day approaches: Jobs are returning. The bad news: Most of them pay lousy wages and provide low, if not nonexistent, benefits. The trend toward lousy wages began before the Great Recession. According to a new report from the...
  • Update on recent agriculture legislation from Washington [Letter]

    Editor: Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a common sense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion. This was an important step in the right direction - especially for producers, farm workers and rural communities. The...
  • Stepping up from flipping burgers

    Stepping up from flipping burgers
    Fast-food restaurant employees across the country walked off their jobs for a day last week, the largest in an escalating series of protests against the low wages paid by some of the nation's most popular restaurant chains. The workers' complaints throw a...
  • Fed's Beige Book reports moderate growth in most of nation

    Fed's Beige Book reports moderate growth in most of nation
    WASHINGTON -- The economy grew at a moderate pace in most of the nation this summer as consumer spending rose and the housing recovery continued, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday in its periodic Beige Book report. The overview of conditions in the...
  • Apple to make iWork apps free with purchase of new devices

    Apple to make iWork apps free with purchase of new devices
    Apple has announced it is making its top mobile productivity apps available free to users who purchase new iOS devices. The Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iPhoto and iMovie apps will be available to customers who buy the latest versions of Apple's mobile...