Just in time for Labor Day, domestic workers in New York state got a gift of sorts -- a workers' bill of rights, which Gov. David Paterson signed into law last week. The measure guarantees nannies, housekeepers and care providers to the elderly are paid overtime, get time off and are protected against sexual harassment.
If you think China's decision to unpeg its currency from the U.S. dollar was a good move for both countries, Gary Shilling says don't believe it. The economist who saw the subprime crisis coming warms that the move isn't what it appears to be, and says it will have a number of unintended consequences.
Consumers looking to buy a truly domestic car or truck may find that some familiar American models are far less homegrown than they'd think, while two Japanese nameplates -- Toyota and Honda -- snagged half of the top 10 spots on a recent 'Made in America' automotive survey.