Many of the products sold at Victoria's Secret are said to contain 'fair-trade' cotton. But a new report from Bloomberg News found that that cotton is often planted and picked by children 13 and younger, who are forced to work like slaves.
As Egypt counts the votes in its elections, one group that's not winning is the workers. They want a package of reforms to improve their lives, but so far they haven't been able to organize effectively and make their power felt — despite being instrumental in the overthrow of the country's leaders.
Many Iraqi immigrants to the United States, fleeing their war-torn country, are struggling to find work here. Despite being well-educated, the tough economy has made it tough for them to convince employers to give them a shot.
New research out of California indicates there may be a link between two powerful chemicals, trichloroethylene, or TCE, and PERC, or perchloroethylene. The research came from looking at 99 sets of twins, one with Parkinson's and one without.
The economy added 120,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dipped in November to 8.6 percent. In the past three months, 650,000 workers 16-24 finally found jobs. But is this a sign of a recovery, or another economic mirage.
At the Charles H. Howard School, some of the best Santas get an education about what it's like to be St. Nick. They learn about the history of Santa, the personality of the reindeers and even what it's like to fly in a sleigh.
With the economy still bumping along and a recovery still off in the future, many Americans over age 55 are continuing to work. More than ever, older Americans are staying in the workforce, which is making it harder for their children to find jobs.
Public sector employees in the United Kingdom left their jobs and took to the streets on Wednesday to protest what they say is unfair negotiating and an unfair plan to cut their pensions. The government says it needs the cuts to balance the budget.
Democrats are hoping to use the millionaire's tax to push through an extension in President Barack Obama's payroll tax cuts. So far, though, Republicans are resisting the idea of the millionaires tax, though they may be willing to use other means to keep the tax cut in place.
In a surprise move, the NBA and its players announced over the Thanksgiving holiday that the two sides had reached a new labor deal that should allow games to begin on Christmas. However a few small hurdles remain between now and games actually starting.