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Airport screeners closer to having collective bargaining agreementupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 17:44:00

After 10 years on the job, the nation's 44,000 airport screeners on Thursday came a giant step closer to having their first-ever collective bargaining agreement.

Wisc. recall failure a fatal blow for unions?updated: Tue Jul 17 2012 21:15:00

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Stephen Moore face off over the effects of Gov. Scott Walker's failed recall. Ali Velshi moderates.

Floor statement: Sen. John McCain on the DISCLOSE Actupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 19:33:00

Senate Republicans again Tuesday blocked Democratic legislation that would require greater transparency into who is behind much of the secretive, often negative campaign advertising filling the airwaves this election season.

The New Job Searchupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 11:59:00

With a slowdown in job growth and unemployment at 8.2% job seekers must do everything possible to give themselves an edge. Christine Romans reports.

SI.com: Michael Rosenberg: Vilma faces tough task against the most powerful man in sportsupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 17:08:00

The case of Jonathan Vilma v. Roger Goodell is being tried on the Internet, in arbitrators' offices, and our court system. It seems like it is just about the Saints and the bounties they supposedly handed out: $1,000 for a cart-off, $500 for a knockdown, $250 for a bloody nose, $30 for anything requiring a Band-Aid.

Fierce Wisconsin recall campaign winds upupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 13:35:00

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican hero for austerity measures that stripped collective bargaining rights from most public unions, spent a final day campaigning before Tuesday's recall election that brought lots of outside interest and money to the state.

Don't pull plug on the long-term unemployedupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 08:40:00

Anyone who has ever been unemployed understands that unemployment insurance is a lifeline for the jobless and their families. But that lifeline is now slipping away for the long-term unemployed, as cuts to federal unemployment extensions enacted by Congress earlier this year gradually take hold.

Get used to a life of layoffsupdated: Fri May 25 2012 07:45:00

Are technology companies ailing?

SI.com: Jim Trotter: NFL Players Association files collusion claim against leagueupdated: Wed May 23 2012 12:20:00

For the second time in 17 months, the Players Association has filed a collusion claim against the NFL, alleging that owners sought to suppress wages in 2010 when there was no salary cap.

Dimon's $23 million payday isn't the problemupdated: Fri May 18 2012 08:36:00

Here we go again. The perennial question of: "Would you rather own shares in a major financial conglomerate or manage one?" comes up as JPMorgan Chase loses more than $2 billion in trading bets.

FBI looking into bank's huge lossupdated: Fri May 18 2012 08:36:00

Jessica Yellin and Bob Lenzner discuss the huge JPMorgan Chase loss, new investigations, and the company's CEO.

To help jobs picture, raise the minimum wageupdated: Fri May 04 2012 17:31:00

A basic premise of work in America is that your paycheck will inch up over time to reflect hard work, experience and rising living costs. But a lot of people aren't making any more this year than they did last year -- in fact, they're making less.

Gov. Christie talks budgets, 'Snooki'updated: Thu May 03 2012 18:01:00

Gov. Chris Christie campaigns for Gov. Scott Walker, cracking jokes and reminding crowds of liberal budget deficits.

Wisconsin recall will have wider impactupdated: Thu May 03 2012 18:01:00

When voters in Wisconsin decide whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker next month, they'll also be shaping the dialogue going into the fall.

SI.com: Sam Amick: Fisher: This is about the players, not meupdated: Sat Apr 21 2012 13:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A long day was getting longer by the minute for Derek Fisher, the last of the Oklahoma City Thunder players to leave the visitors locker room after their latest win late Friday night.

What baby boomer and millennial job seekers can learn from each otherupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 16:25:00

There are essentially three generations of job seekers vying for jobs today: Baby Boomers, Generation X or Gen X, and Generation Y or Millennials. Because of this, job seekers are finding themselves competing with people of all different ages for the same job; people that can bring different experiences and skill sets to the position.

SI.com: Don Banks: Opinions on penalties for Redskins, Cowboys vary as meeting loomsupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 11:45:00

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Last year's NFL annual meeting in New Orleans played out amid the backdrop of the messy owners-players labor fight, and the protracted standoff that preceded the negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement.

SI.com: Cowboys, Redskins file complaint over salary cap penaltiesupdated: Sun Mar 25 2012 18:58:00

One week after having their salary caps reduced by $46 million over the next two seasons, the Redskins and Cowboys filed a complaint against the NFL and the NFL Players Association to have the discipline overturned.

SI.com: Adrian Dater: Two agents on the NHL's next CBA talksupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 17:01:00

A few months ago, alarming predictions sounded from many corners about the possibility of the NHL entering another lockout when its current seven-year collective bargaining agreement ends on Sept. 15. Can it really happen after the disaster of 2004-05 and with seemingly good financial growth in the game since that lost season?

Obama: Speak up until I sign tax cutupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 12:22:00

President Obama urges Americans to pressure Congress to extend a payroll tax cut.

Tentative payroll tax cut deal reached, GOP legislators sayupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 12:22:00

Congressional negotiators reached a tentative deal Tuesday to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while avoiding a fee cut for Medicare doctors, according to Republican legislators and aides.

Congress reaches payroll tax agreementupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 15:11:00

A House-Senate conference committee negotiated a compromise on a payroll tax cut extension.

Congress passes payroll tax cut dealupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 15:11:00

The Senate and the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan deal Friday extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while also avoiding a Medicare fee cut for doctors for the rest of the year.

CNNMoney: Congress restructures unemployment benefitsupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 13:10:00

The 99ers? Call them the 73ers.

Congress reaches payroll tax dealupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 20:46:00

Rep. Dave Camp and Sen. Max Baucus announce that Congressional negotiators reached a deal to extend the payroll tax cut.

Payroll tax deal heads to final House, Senate votesupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 20:46:00

A bipartisan group of congressional negotiators signed off on an agreement Thursday to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while avoiding a fee cut for Medicare doctors for the rest of the year.

CNNMoney: Tax cut talks: What's at stakeupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 17:39:00

The current Congress has a habit of lurching from crisis to crisis, usually reaching a deal to avoid the unpleasantness du jour just before time runs out.

GOP leaders drop key demand in payroll tax cut standoff updated: Tue Feb 14 2012 05:14:00

In a sharp turnaround, House Republican leaders Monday dropped a key demand that the cost of extending the payroll tax cut be offset by spending cuts elsewhere in the budget.

Labor strike brings Israel to standstillupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 06:28:00

Daily life in Israel grinds to a halt due to a labor union staff strike. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Israeli union employees strike on behalf of subcontracted workersupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 06:28:00

Workers at Israeli airports, hospitals, banks and government ministries began a nationwide strike Wednesday after union and government negotiators were unable to bridge differences over the employment of subcontracted workers.

Super PAC: American Crossroadsupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 09:51:00

CNN's Jessica Yellin profiles two Karl Rove-founded outside spending groups focused on unseating President Obama.

Super PAC says it's leveling playing field; unions disagree updated: Wed Jan 25 2012 09:51:00

Are American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS comparable to labor unions and MoveOn.org? Democratic activists scoff at the question. But Steven Law, Crossroads' CEO, says yes.

CNNMoney: CEOs paid well at bailed-out banks - watchdogupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 14:59:00

When Congress bailed out big banks, it also limited the pay of CEOs at those banks -- one of the main reasons why banks wanted out of the bailout program.

CNNMoney: Pay cuts coming for new Fannie, Freddie CEOsupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 17:50:00

The next CEOs at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are unlikely to receive the controversial, multi-million dollar pay packages given to their predecessors, the companies' regulator said Tuesday.

Democrats: 1 million signatures collected for Wisconsin governor recallupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 15:43:00

More than a million people have signed a petition to recall Wisconsin's governor, the state's Democratic Party said Tuesday.

Wisconsin's governor could face recallupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 15:43:00

Embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker could face a recall election down the line. Ted Rowlands reports.

Finding a job after 50updated: Mon Jan 16 2012 07:46:00

There's no question that job searching gets harder after the age of 50. Although age discrimination is illegal, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Many employers have pre-conceived notions about older workers. Among the most common: Their salaries are high, their energy is low and they're not up-to-date on the latest technologies.

CNNMoney: Class of 2011 scores higher-paying jobsupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 18:02:00

The class of 2011 scored higher-paying jobs than graduates the year before, with engineering and computer science majors taking home the fattest paychecks.

Disability law should cover pregnant workersupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 11:00:00

In most of the country, employers can force pregnant workers out of the workplace when their pregnancy interferes with their normal job duties.

CNNMoney: Minimum wage increases for workers in eight statesupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 15:27:00

While some workers are worried about smaller paychecks next year, more than 1.4 million low-income earners will see their wages go up on New Year's Day.

CNNMoney: What the payroll tax deal would doupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 19:42:00

So it looks like the payroll tax holiday will continue after all.

CNNMoney: Unemployment benefits extension: What's at stakeupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 15:31:00

The long-term unemployed are running out of time.

CNNMoney: White House: Congress inaction threatens economyupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 13:09:00

A top White House economic adviser said on Wednesday that congressional deadlock on extending payroll tax cuts and unemployment insurance benefits could threaten the U.S. economy.

CNNMoney: CEO pay jumps 36.5%updated: Thu Dec 15 2011 13:49:00

Who says American salaries are stagnating.

CNNMoney: Initial jobless claims fall to lowest level since 2008updated: Thu Dec 15 2011 10:37:00

Fewer Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits last week. So few in fact, that initial jobless claims were at their lowest level since May 2008.

CNNMoney: How long should we help the unemployed?updated: Tue Dec 13 2011 05:23:00

If Congress doesn't extend unemployment benefits in the next few weeks, millions of jobless Americans will find themselves without a vital safety net in 2012.

CNNMoney: Unemployment benefits extension: What's at stakeupdated: Mon Dec 12 2011 05:16:00

Millions of unemployed Americans are anxiously waiting for Congress to take up the extension of federal unemployment benefits.

House Republicans to offer payroll tax planupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 18:35:00

Setting up a showdown with the White House and Senate Democrats, House Republican leaders Thursday proceeded with plans to vote next week on a proposal to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while easing the path for approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

A bipartisan payroll tax plan?updated: Thu Dec 08 2011 18:35:00

Senators Collins and McCaskill propose bipartisan payroll tax cut plan

SI.com: Union chief Hunter details points of CBA as voting process beginsupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 00:51:00

NBA players began voting on the proposed collective bargaining agreement Wednesday evening after union chief Billy Hunter sent a letter to all players outlining the fine points of the deal. Voting will continue until 4 p.m. ET on Thursday.

SI.com: Sam Amick: NBA players set to vote on new CBA on Wednesdayupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 23:45:00

NBA players will begin voting on the proposed collective bargaining agreement Wednesday afternoon, according to a letter obtained by SI.com.

SI.com: NBA players set to vote on new CBA on Wednesdayupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 23:52:00

NBA players will begin voting on the proposed collective bargaining agreement Wednesday afternoon, according to a letter obtained by SI.com.

Working from home -- and getting things doneupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 08:04:00

Plenty of moms want to work at home, but it isn't all bunny slippers. Get tips on being the best WAHM you can be in this excerpt from the Working Mom Survival Guide, from Parenting's sister publication Working Mother.

CNNMoney: Cost of federal unemployment benefits so far: $434 billionupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 05:23:00

Jobless Americans have collected $434 billion in unemployment benefits over the past four years.

5 myths about unemployment insuranceupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 16:06:00

Congress is about to decide whether to renew unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. Unless it acts by December 31, millions who have been unemployed for more than six months will begin losing benefits. With unemployment at nearly 9% and likely to remain high for the next few years, cutting off benefits for the long-term unemployed would have severe consequences for them and our economy.

SI.com: Michael McCann: NBA players, owners may still run into problems with tentative dealupdated: Sat Nov 26 2011 16:10:00

The NBA and representatives for its players agreed to the framework of a collective bargaining agreement that, if ratified, will salvage a 66-game season and guarantee labor peace for at least six years. The two sides have come to agreement on the major issues that gave rise to the lockout. Most notably, they have agreed to divide the league's basketball-related income evenly, with each side subject to gaining or losing up to one percent depending on the league's economic success. They have also agreed on a harder salary cap, among a bevy of other rules that will slow the growth of NBA players' salaries and ensure that owners' labor costs are reduced. If all goes as planned, the free agency period will begin on Dec. 9, the regular season will begin on Christmas Day and the players' and owners' agreement will last 10 years, with each side able to opt-out after six.

Tentative NBA deal reached; season expected to start on Christmas Dayupdated: Sat Nov 26 2011 12:17:00

NBA players and owners have reached a tentative deal to end the league's months-long lockout and begin play Christmas Day, though details of the agreement have not been released.

SI.com: Tom Verducci: New CBA extends period of peace but isn't without drawbacksupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 12:58:00

The term "golden age of baseball" has been used so often as to have wrung most meaning out of it, at least when prescribed to a fixed era of the game. In truth the golden age of baseball is a floating concept. It happens to be the era whenever you were between 8 and 12 years old, that sweet spot when you were old enough to understand and young enough to dream. And the moments when baseball most succeeds -- when it's not about the money or the marketing -- it is because we can see the game through the eyes of our younger selves. No sport relies on tapping into this child-like belief more than baseball.

Turn your seasonal work into a full-time jobupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 15:04:00

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with it brings the possibility of temporary opportunities for job seekers. With consumer confidence falling in October, retailers expect seasonal hiring to be relatively on par with last year's numbers. According to CareerBuilder's just released job forecast, 29 percent of retailers plan to employ extra help to weather the holiday season, down slightly from 33 percent in 2010.

SI.com: Owners get lockout update on conference callupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 21:32:00

NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA owners held a conference call Thursday to receive an update on the lockout, a person with knowledge of the details said.

CNNMoney: Why Fannie, Freddie execs get paid a lotupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 13:42:00

Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac need big pay packages to protect taxpayers from losing more of the billions spent to rescue the mortgage finance companies, according to the head of the agency that sets pay at the beleaguered firms.

NBA players reject league offerupdated: Mon Nov 14 2011 17:45:00

The NBA players have rejected the league's latest offer and are beginning the process to disband the union.

NBA season in doubt as players cut off negotiationsupdated: Mon Nov 14 2011 17:45:00

NBA players rejected Monday the league's latest offer in a dispute over a collective bargaining agreement, a move that leaves hopes of salvaging the remainder of the already-shortened season in doubt.

CNNMoney: Year-end budget busters: $600 billion on the lineupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 05:57:00

Debt reduction may be consuming Capitol Hill these days, but lawmakers have a number of pricey budget decisions to make before the year's out.

CNNMoney: Record 51% of moms get maternity leaveupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 16:44:00

For the first time ever, a majority of working women received paid maternity leave, according to a new study. But the U.S. still has a long way to go to catch up to the rest of the industrialized world.

SI.com: Ian Thomsen: Now-or-never moment here for NBAupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 11:36:00

Thursday promises to be the biggest day of a 2011-12 NBA season that may never be. Game 7 of the 2012 NBA Finals -- if there is a Finals -- could go into quadruple or quintuple overtime, and it could still not be any more important than Thursday's labor talks.

CNNMoney: Initial unemployment claims drop to 7-month lowupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 09:45:00

Fewer Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits last week, marking continued -- but still slow -- improvement in the job market.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: All about the system: Players detail where sides stand on issuesupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 09:59:00

"The current offer on the table from the NBA is one that we cannot accept."

SI.com: Chris Mannix: NHL offers ready draft model if NBA faces canceled seasonupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 14:47:00

As the NBA lockout enters its fifth month and the gap between the split of basketball-related income and the disagreement over key points in the economic system threaten to implode the labor talks again this weekend, team executives have started to seriously consider what they once believed to be unthinkable: What if the league scuttles the entire season?

SI.com: Michael McCann: Decertification would put 2011-12 season in serious jeopardyupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 02:00:00

Frustrated by an inability to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement with owners, some NBA players have sought the advice of an antitrust attorney on the possibility of decertifying the National Basketball Players' Association. Such a maneuver would likely be followed by the filing of a class action antitrust lawsuit against the league and it would make the cancellation of the 2011-12 NBA more probable.

CNNMoney: Unemployment claims fall (a little)updated: Thu Oct 27 2011 10:11:00

Fewer Americans filed for unemployment claims last week, but the slight drop wasn't enough to signal improvement in the job market.

CNNMoney: 6 million jobless face loss of benefitsupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 18:01:00

Unemployment benefits for 6 million Americans are at risk now that the U.S. Senate has rejected President Obama's jobs bill.

SI.com: NBA talks done for day, will resume Thursdayupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 00:35:00

NEW YORK (AP) -- After another long day of negotiations, NBA players and owners left with nothing more than plans for another meeting.

CNNMoney: Ford-UAW deal may add nearly 6,000 new jobsupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 13:49:00

Ford Motor and the United Auto Workers union reached a tentative labor deal early Tuesday morning that the two sides say will create almost 6,000 new hourly jobs at Ford's U.S. factories in the next four years.

CNNMoney: Minimum wage to rise in eight statesupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 15:36:00

Minimum-wage workers in eight states could see their paychecks grow by hundreds of dollars next year, thanks to automatic annual increases in the rates.

NBA star Bryant in talks over Italy moveupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 11:00:00

Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant is in talks with Virtus Bologna over a move to the Italian team as the NBA lockout continues.

SI.com: Ian Thomsen: All on the line as NBA lockout heads into crucial weekend of meetingsupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 08:29:00

The most promising weekend of the NBA lockout commences Friday in New York, when the union and owners attempt to reach agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement in time to play a full 82-game season.

SI.com: Paul Daugherty: Cedric Benson hasn't been in the right about a lot of things, but latest claim isn't indefensibleupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 16:40:00

Cedric Benson can't stay out of trouble. His impressive arrest record is more suited for COPS than the NFL. You might suggest any punishment commissioner Roger Goodell hands him, he deserves. Including the three-gamer Benson received last week. How many of us could take four arrests in three years -- two for assault, two for driving/boating while intoxicated -- and still find lucrative employment?

CNNMoney: Secrets to acing a job interviewupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 11:37:00

Most job search advice is offered by so-called 'experts' who aren't actually responsible for hiring anyone. But hiring managers at major employers are on the front lines of the job market crisis. They screen thousands of applicants a week and are in a unique position to reveal what job seekers are doing wrong, and what candidates can do to get hired now, even in an ultra-competitive job market.

CNNMoney: Not getting by on minimum wageupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 09:39:00

Most experts agree that to get out of the economic slump, we need more jobs.

CNNMoney: Chrysler, UAW miss another deadlineupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 09:27:00

Chrysler Group and the United Auto Workers union agreed to another contract extension Wednesday night after an additional week of talks failed to produce an agreement on a new labor pact.

Raising minimum wage won't lower povertyupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 09:46:00

The U.S. Census Bureau reported this week that more Americans are living in poverty than ever before measured -- 46.2 million people.

CNNMoney: Government aid keeps millions out of povertyupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 05:46:00

Without help from the federal government, millions more people would have sunk below the poverty line in 2010, U.S. Census data shows.

CNNMoney: GOP on Obama jobs plan: No tax hikesupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 13:40:00

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor critiqued the Obama jobs plan on Tuesday, pointing out areas lawmakers can agree on as well as areas that House Republicans will oppose -- including stimulus spending and tax hikes on the rich.

CNNMoney: More layoffs looming on Wall Streetupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 07:53:00

Wall Street should brace for an autumn of upward revisions among the big banks. Not for profits or revenue, but in the number of layoffs to come.

Jordan hit with fine for labor commentsupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 07:20:00

Charlotte Bobcats owner and NBA legend Michael Jordan has been hit with a fine by the league for comments he made about the collective bargaining agreement which is currently under discussion.

CNNMoney: Obama proposes sweeping changes to unemployment benefitsupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 21:52:00

The nation's unemployment benefits system would undergo extensive changes under the jobs proposal President Obama outlined Thursday.

CNNMoney: What's in Obama's stimulus planupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 21:39:00

President Obama unveiled a stimulus plan Thursday night that he says will boost hiring and provide a jolt to the stalled economy if it becomes law.

SI.com: NBA parity? History shows new labor deals achieve the oppositeupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 14:50:00

It was March 7, two weeks after the Knicks had acquired Carmelo Anthony and 20 minutes since they'd faced the Utah Jazz. Having recently lost their two best players, Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams, to free agency and trades, the beleaguered Jazz were no match for New York, who rode a 65-point performance from their new dynamic duo of Amar'e Stoudemire and Anthony to a 22-point win. After the easy rout of the Jazz, the Summer of LeBron and a bevy of big trades, Stoudemire was asked what everyone had long been wondering about the NBA: Is it turning into an unbalanced league of big-market haves and small-market have-nots?

CNNMoney: Postal job cuts would weigh on minorities, vetsupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 17:04:00

Should the Postal Service get its way on laying off thousands of workers, the cuts would weigh heavily on two segments of the population hard hit in recent years: minorities and veterans.

CNNMoney: Unemployment claims dipupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 09:18:00

Filings for unemployment claims dipped last week, after striking Verizon employees went back to work.

CNNMoney: Obama praises Georgia jobs training programupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 05:20:00

Instead of collecting a check while looking for work, Georgia has a program to give the unemployed on-the-job training. It has caught the eye of President Obama.

Player strike halts Italy's big kick-offupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 11:57:00

The Italian football season will not begin this weekend due to a player strike over the league's collective bargaining agreement.

CNNMoney: Verizon workers filed thousands of unemployment claimsupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 10:39:00

A key reading on unemployment claims rose unexpectedly last week, as a dispute between Verizon Communications and its union employees caused thousands of workers to seek jobless benefits.

SI.com: Tom Verducci: Braves' bullpen offers real threat to Phillies' World Series bidupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 23:17:00

The team with the best chance of keeping the Philadelphia Phillies out of the World Series is the team that trails them in the standings: the Atlanta Braves. No disrespect to the Milwaukee Brewers, a legit threat in their own right, but no team will take a greater inventory of pitching into the postseason than the Braves, whose bullpen is shortening games the way the Yankees did in the late 1990s.

SI.com: Michael McCann: Concussion lawsuit could cost NFL, whether settled in or out of courtupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 16:44:00

Did the National Football League hide from its players the long-term neurological dangers of playing NFL football? Did it train its players to tackle with their heads, knowing that players would then become more susceptible to neurological injury?

SI.com: Michael McCann: Ripple effect in wake of Mike Jacobs' failed test for HGHupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 14:40:00

Can a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1922 help to explain why Mike Jacobs, who until his release this morning was playing for the Colorado Rockies' Triple-A affiliate, just became the first player in pro baseball, basketball, hockey or football to test positive for Human Growth Hormone (HGH)?

CNNMoney: Should Obama extend the payroll tax holiday and jobless benefits?updated: Tue Aug 16 2011 12:23:00

Now that the debt ceiling crisis is behind him, President Obama is ready to focus on the top problem plaguing the American economy: weak job creation.

SI.com: Ian Thomsen: Euroleague hopes NBA's labor talks stall prospects' move to U.S.updated: Tue Aug 09 2011 15:52:00

The Euroleague is hoping the ongoing labor negotiations may enable young European players to postpone their move to the NBA, according to Euroleague president and CEO Jordi Bertomeu.

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