- Low minimum wage is a not just a U.S. problem Updated: Dec-09-13 12:52 pm
- Rescue mission futile for whales stranded in Everglades... Updated: Dec-05-13 2:20 pm
- Stax Records' soulful story chronicled in new book Updated: Nov-14-13 1:21 pm
- De la Isla: Suggestion of U.S., Canada merger neglects... Updated: Nov-13-13 11:48 am
Last week 3.5 million Bangladeshi garment workers got their minimum pay raised to $67 a month, an 80 percent increase. It was one of the Bangladeshi government's responses to April's collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building that killed 1,100 mostly female garment workers, prompting an international uproar and leading Western retailers to improve working conditions at their supplier factories there.
12-05-13 - EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. - Time is running out for dozens of pilot whales trapped in shallow water off a remote beach on the western edge of Everglades National Park.
11-14-13 - MEMPHIS, Tenn. - For author and music historian Robert Gordon, the story of Stax Records is bigger and more complex than any Greek tragedy.
In her book, "Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country," Toronto National Post columnist Diane Francis dismisses Mexico, but how can the U.S.'s second-largest trade partner, which is ahead of China, and Canada's fifth-largest export market not be taken into account?