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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Scott Watkins
Only Washington-area viewers got to see it, but a $150,000 Super Bowl ad broadcast Sunday night threw an unexpected spotlight on a push by Capitol Hill Republicans to rewrite labor rules to weaken the power of union officials over individual workers.
Wall Street slipped for a second straight day Thursday on more gloomy news on retail sales and jobless claims, but investors avoided the big drop that produced the biggest daily decline this year in prices the day before.
The Treasury Department plans to start selling its dominant share of insurance giant American International Group, one of the largest recipients of corporate bailout funds during the 2008-09 financial crisis, as it slowly backs out of the private sector.
Fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. celebrated its first National Hiring Day on Tuesday with the largest one-day job spree in company history.
Consumers are finding themselves squeezed in a heavyweight bout between the nation's big banks and big retailers over the "swipe fees" imposed when shoppers use their debit card at the register. And both sides warn the little guy will suffer if the other side wins.
A new study finds America is one of the most fiscally irresponsible nations in the world, spending excessively on health care and defense while running up record government deficits.
"It's a relatively new strategy," Mr. Watkins explained. "It's more effective and more possible now because of social media and the Internet. That allows people to immediately get more information."
"It certainly gets attention for the issue and lets people know it's something of importance," he said. "You can shine the light on the issue and make people aware of it. It certainly gets it on the radar."