Voice Actor June Foray Dies at 99

July 30, 2017

Audiences would not recognize June Foray, who has died aged 99, nor would they recognize her voice. But they would recog-nize instantly many of the hundreds of voices Foray created in a career that spanned 85 years, most notably those of the heroic flying squirrel, Rocket J Squirrel, and the sinister spy […]

Treasury Ends Obama-Era Retirement Savings Plan

July 30, 2017

An Obama-era program that created savings accounts to help more people put away money for retirement is being shut down by the Treasury Department, which deemed the program too expensive. The 30,000 participants in the program […]

Union, Goodyear Reach Tentative Deal

July 30, 2017

Officials with the United Steelworkers and Goodyear reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year master labor contract late Saturday night in Cincinnati. The previous contract was set to expire at midnight. The contract covers nearly 7,000 workers at five plants, including Danville, the company announced […]

American Prospect: The Perils of $7.25

July 30, 2017

“On July 24, 2009 the federal minimum wage was increased from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour, the third and final increment of a bipartisan-backed law passed in 2007,” writes Justin Miller in The American Prospect. “In the eight years since , the United States’ wage floor has remained stuck at that level, the prospects of […]

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