- Newsmaker: Major League Baseball Players Set Strike Date
The Associated Press reports that Major League baseball players have set August 30 as their strike date. A 1994 walkout cancelled that year-s World Series. Frank Deford, sports writer and commentator for NPR-s Morning Edition, says negotiations have been marked by cynicism and self-absorption as well as an absence of civility and rationality.
- Reporter's Notebook: Less Work Dulls Europe's Economic Edge
Twenty years ago, Europeans worked as much as the rest of the developed world. Now, things have changed, with a 35-hour workweek not uncommon and multiple extended vacations more the rule than the exception. Can Europe survive in an increasingly competitive world? The Wall Street Journal-s Christopher Rhoads looks at productivity, Europe-s balanced lifestyle, workaholic Americans, and growth rates on both continents.
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