Several of the nation’s most imperiled pension funds have cut off investments to profitable weapons manufacturers in the midst of the controversial gun control debate.
New York City has managed to avoid much of the pain caused by the recession, averaging lower unemployment rates and better job growth than the rest of the country, but it has not been enough to stop rising unemployment.
As the citizens of Wisconsin repudiated the union-backed effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday night, voters in San Diego and San Jose struck a similar blow against Big Labor on the West Coast.
Public-sector employees in Wisconsin receive significantly more in health care and pension benefits than their private-sector counterparts, even after Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011 collective bargaining reforms, according to a new study.