To environmentalists, the Hotel Algarrobico represents the worst example of Spain's failures to enforce its environmental laws: built right along the coast and in a national park. But to local residents, it's more economic opportunity lost. It could provide hundreds of jobs, but right now it's sitting empty.
With Spain's economy still struggling amid bank uncertainty and persistent unemployment, some young Spaniards are giving up the city life in hopes of reconnecting with their roots. They're moving out to the country and taking up agricultural pursuits.
Wisconsonites voted Tuesday to keep incumbent Scott Walker in the governor's seat. The recall election is over, but Tea Party supporters, union organizers and voters are speaking out on what the results mean for the rest of the country.
In an effort to hold someone liable for car accidents caused by people talking on cell phones, lawyers are increasingly turning to the employers of the drivers, reasoning that there's a good chance people were either taking a business call or talking on a work-provided phone.
On Tuesday Wisconsin voters will decide whether to recall Governor Scott Walker from office. Walker's clamp down on Wisconsin's public sector labor unions set off a recall campaign that has spanned over a year and brought national campaign energy to the state.
"Equal pay for equal work" has been a phrase since the 20th century. However, in the United States, women still make, on average, significantly less money than their male counterparts. The Paycheck Fairness Act attempts to address the gender wage gap and will be voted on in Congress later this week, but is not expected to pass.
Congress extended federal unemployment benefits in February, but, it came with a reduction in the weeks of aid. Many who are unemployed will lose their benefits sooner than expected — as soon as next month. With the recent spike in unemployment numbers, the debate continues over the best way to handle the country's jobless.
Britain has a love-affair with class. It's enshrined in its monarchy and system of lords and titles. But in the 1980s and 1990s, the government tried to drive class away. Now, though, some are beginning to declare that class never could have disappeared, except from the language of politicians.
If you work in the natural resources industry, or happen to know how to pilot a fighter jet, Australia wants you. They're offering hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in pay, multi-year or even permanent work visas and they're taking their show on the world to attract applicants.
While the economy takes tentative steps toward recovery, for older Americans, that recovery is elusive. With high unemployment rates already, their time spent looking for a new job is much, much longer than average.