Nigeria Rattled By Strikes, Sectarian Violence
Nigeria has abundant oil, but when the government recently lifted fuel subsidies, it touched off nationwide strikes as prices soared. The country also faces the threat of worsening sectarian fighting.
Maker Of Twinkies Files For Bankruptcy
Hostess Brands — maker of Ho Hos and, of course, the Twinkie — is filing for bankruptcy. The Texas-based company owes millions to its suppliers and labor unions. It is the second time Hostess has sought protection from its creditors in eight years.
Afghan Announcements Annoy U.S., Hurt Relations
The U.S. relationship with Afghan President Hamid Karzai continues to worsen, after a series of announcements that appear designed to embarrass Washington. Karzai is angry that the U.S. appears to be bypassing him in key decisions and is eager to prove he isn't beholden to America.
A Look At Gitmo, 10 Years Later
At the 10-year mark for the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Audie Cornish talks with Miami Herald journalist Carol Rosenberg about how conditions there have evolved and the controversy over what to do with detainees.
Indiana Democrats Losing Fight Against Union Limits
Last session, Democrats fled to Illinois to prevent a vote on right-to-work legislation. This session, they prevented a quorum. But with $1,000-per-day fines for absences and a House committee approving the measure, the bill is likely to go through.
Cadillac Gears Up To Take On German Automakers
Cadillac is drawing notice in the luxury car scene with its new ATS model, a small, high-performance car that directly competes with the likes of Audi and BMW. The stakes are high for GM. Luxury cars like the ATS bring in more profit per car than small economy models like the Chevy Cruze.