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  • China shoe factory strike shows welfare Achilles' heel

    DONGGUAN, China (Reuters) - Zhou Hujun, one of thousands of shoe factory workers on strike in southern China, drove his motorbike to the local government's Social Security Department seeking answers. After a few minutes, he left clutching spreadsheets that just raised more questions.
  • Brazil's Campos targets taxes, Petrobras to boost economy

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Eduardo Campos, the centrist former state governor running third in Brazil's presidential race, plans to lower the tax burden and set a formula to automatically raise fuel prices at state-run oil company Petrobras if he wins the...

    Readers concur, 'Six Californias' don't add up

    SACRAMENTO—Judging by your emails, many readers agree with me that a proposed ballot measure to split California into six states is crazy. "Ridiculous." "Laughable." Also, you concur that this bird will never fly. Not only would the plan need to...

    Voice of the People, Apr. 16

    Bag ban If the city of Chicago bans retail establishments from using plastic bags, will the city stop using plastic bags in trash containers throughout the city and revert to the less-sanitary and more labor-intensive practice of having us just throw...

    Why ambitious ideas always backfire politically

    Americans say they want politicians to tackle the big issues and get things done. In 2008, they even elected a presidential candidate who said he was interested in "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." Yet almost every time elected...