The bill would bar contracts requiring employees to pay union dues as a condition of employment. The proposed right-to-work law has infuriated union leaders in a state considered the heart of the union movement. Michigan's Legislature is expected to pass the bill Tuesday.
A Massachusetts-based company called A123 Systems could be purchased by a Chinese firm, if a bankruptcy judge signs off on the deal. A123 makes batteries for electric cars, among other things. Before it declared bankruptcy, the company got a lot of federal stimulus money.
Despite some high profile executives like Marissa Mayer at Yahoo and Virginia Rometty at IBM, women still hold very few CEO jobs — only about about 20 in the Fortune 500. The latest research indicates women have made practically no progress over the past several years ascending to the top slots, or getting on corporate boards.
Republicans and Democrats are locked in a battle over how to cut spending and raise revenue to avoid the "fiscal cliff." This could mean meddling with tax deductions. For the next two weeks, Morning Edition is taking a closer look at individual deductions and tax credits that might be on the chopping block.
President Obama and congressional Republicans have been trying to negotiate a deal to avert the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff." But what happens Jan. 1 if no agreement is reached? Some experts say not much will happen — at least not immediately.
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