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Twin forces affecting the economy

Two situations are adding strain to the United States' still-tenuous economic recovery -- the politically unstable Middle East's impact on oil prices . . .

Two situations are adding strain to the United States' still-tenuous economic recovery -- the politically unstable Middle East's impact on oil prices . . .

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For economy, threats from home, abroad
Article | Just when the economic recovery seemed to gain momentum, two new threats have emerged that could undermine it. One has flared in the Midwest, the other in the Middle East.
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Ohio, Wisconsin shine spotlight on new union battle: Government workers vs. taxpayers
Article | COLUMBUS, OHIO - Across Ohio last week, the legislative push to restrict the union rights of government workers was greeted again and again by noisy protests.
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U.S. economic recovery threatened by events in Midwest, Middle East
Article | State standoffs over benefits for public employees threaten hundreds of thousands of jobs. Meanwhile, political turmoil in Arab nations has driven up the price of oil.

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