Articles By J.J. McGrath

From Economy Sep 17, 2012

CAW Chooses Ford In Effort To Secure Pattern Contract

The Canadian Auto Workers, or CAW, will concentrate on the Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) as it attempts to negotiate a collective-bargaining agreement in the roughly 24 hours left before its fast-approaching strike deadline on Monday at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

From Education Sep 17, 2012

Chicago School Daze: Strike To Continue A While Longer

The Chicago Public Schools will be closed both Monday and Tuesday, as the majority of the 800 members of the Chicago Teachers Union's House of Delegates who gathered Sunday voted to continue the CTU's first strike in 25 years.

From Politics & Policy Sep 16, 2012

US Issues Travel Warnings, Trims Embassy Staff In Sudan, Tunisia

With American assets having been targeted during demonstrations sweeping the Middle East-North Africa region in recent days, the U.S. State Department issued travel warnings about Sudan and Tunisia on Saturday.

From Economy Sep 10, 2012

US Will Cut Its AIG Stake To 23% From 53%, By One Estimate

Because of the U.S. Treasury Department's announcement Sunday that it has launched an offering of $18 billion worth of its American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) common stock, the government will soon go from being the company's majority shareholder to being one of its minority shareholders.

From Politics & Policy Sep 09, 2012

Obama Widens Narrow Lead Over Romney: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

With both the Democratic and Republican national conventions now history, the former party's incumbent Barack Obama has widened his narrow lead over the latter party's challenger Mitt Romney in the U.S. presidential-election race, according to Reuters/Ipsos poll results released Saturday.

From Companies Aug 27, 2012

Samsung's Market Cap A $12 Billion Casualty Of Patent-Infringement Case

In the wake of the $1.05 billion verdict delivered Friday in the widely watched U.S. intellectual-property case won by Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and lost by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Korea: 005930), Samsung was battered in Korea Exchange trading Monday.

From Companies Aug 27, 2012

About 24% Of Gulf Of Mexico's Oil Output Cut By Tropical Storm Isaac

With the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico, about 24.2 percent of the gulf's daily oil production and about 8.2 percent of its daily natural-gas production has been shut-in, according to estimates of the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

From Society Aug 26, 2012

Death Toll Climbs To 39 In Big Blast At Venezuelan Oil Refinery

With casualties of the earthshaking explosion at Venezuela's largest oil refinery rising to 39 dead and more than 80 injured on Saturday, President Hugo Chavez has called for an investigation to determine the cause of the firestorm at the Amuay plant in Falcon state in the northwest of the country.

From Sports Aug 12, 2012

Rare Photos Of The '12 Olympic Games (They're Not What You Think)

The obligatory pageantry at every turn, the attendance of the European host country's royal family, and the participation of one who is arguably the greatest Olympic athlete of the modern era: These games had it all.

From Sports Aug 04, 2012

Michael Phelps Continues To Rewrite Olympic Record Books

The amazing Michael Phelps won his third gold medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games -- and the 17th of his storied Olympic career -- as the swimmer scored a sensational come-from-behind victory in the 100-meter butterfly on Friday.