- Newsmaker: Global Impact of Senate's Fast Track Trade Bill
Last night, the Senate passed legislation that would give President Bush the ability to "fast-track" trade negotiations, making it easier for him to pursue free trade deals. The bill also provides billions of dollars in new benefits for American workers hurt by imports. Rick Dunham, White House correspondent for BusinessWeek, has an analysis of the bill and what it portends for foreign competition.
- Reporter's Notebook: North Platte Canteen: The Best America There Ever Was
They came from across America, millions of soldiers on their way to World War II, and the people of North Platte, Nebraska opened their hearts to every one of them. Chicago Tribune columnist Bob Greene has captured this love story between a country and its sons in his just-published Once Upon A Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen. Read an excerpt from the book.
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