- Making News: GM to Cut 25,000 Jobs
Rick Wagoner, chairman and CEO of General Motors, told stockholders today that GM will reduce its labor force by 25,000 and close a number of factories over the next three and a half years. Jeffrey McRacken, automotive reporter for the Detroit Free Press, considers what the cuts will mean to GM employees and its corporate investors.
- Reporter's Notebook: Global Military Spending Reaches $1 Trillion for First Time
World spending on weapons last year reached a record $1 trillion, with the US accounting for 47% of the total. The figure comes within 6% of the all-time peak reached in 1987-1988, the last gasp of the Cold War. That's according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, or SIPRI. Elisabeth Sk-ns, SIPRI Project Leader for Military Expenditure and Arms Production, has more.
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