Supervalu union employees wonder about future Supervalu announced Friday it's freezing pay for some 10,000 salaried and hourly workers as it tries to become more attractive for potential buyers. Union employees are thinking a lot about who might buy all or parts of the grocery store giant and how union-friendly -- or unfriendly -- a corporate buyer might be.5:20 p.m.
Congressional Leaders Optimistic On Budget Deal
President Obama brought congressional leadership to the White House Friday morning for the first direct talks about the impending tax hikes and spending cuts that economists say could return the country to recession if not modified.
Week In Politics: Fiscal Cliff, Romney, Benghazi
Audie Cornish talks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the fiscal cliff, Mitt Romney's post-election comments and the ongoing investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Hostess To Sell Off Its Brands After 82 Years
Hostess, the iconic brand behind Twinkies, Wonder Bread and Ho Hos, says it is going out of business. The company plans to shut down 33 plants and 565 distribution centers as it liquidates. More than 18,000 workers would lose their jobs. Already in bankruptcy, Hostess said a nationwide strike "crippled" the company's operations. The union representing bakery workers blames mismanagement for the company's demise.
'Tis The Season For Oscar-Bait Adaptations
Cinematic adaptations of beloved literary tales are nothing new. Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is no stranger to the adaptation process, and newcomer Silver Linings Playbook enters the romantic comedy game. NPR critic Bob Mondello has his review of both.
Petraeus Testifies On Benghazi At Closed Hearing
Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified on Capitol Hill on Friday. In his first appearance since he resigned from the CIA over an extramarital affair, Petraeus, briefed members of Congress on the September attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The secret session focused, according to members of Congress, on how the attack began and whether the Obama administration mischaracterized events.
Post-Petraeus, Net Privacy Backers Hope For A Boost
Privacy groups and tech companies have been pushing for more protection for emails and other online personal information for years. They hope the FBI investigation into Gen. David Petraeus' email correspondence with Paula Broadwell will give their efforts new momentum.
Kathie Lee Gifford Takes Evangelism To Broadway
Kathie Lee Gifford is best-known to millions of people as the perky morning TV host, who spent years paired with Regis Philbin and is now on the Today show. But Gifford has written the script and lyrics for a new Broadway musical, Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson. How will Gifford fare in the pressure cooker of Broadway?
Enjoy Thanksgiving Sprouts Without The Stink
Atlanta-based food chemist and cookbook author Shirley Corriher explains why Brussels sprouts get so stinky, and how to prevent it from happening. She also shares the recipe for one of her family's Thanksgiving traditions — scalloped oysters.
Egypt's Prime Minister Calls For Ceasefire In Gaza
Hamas militants launched more rockets toward Tel Aviv and other cities amid Israel's continuing air and naval bombardment of the Gaza Strip on Friday. Egypt's Prime Minister also paid a brief visit to Gaza City and its Shifa hospital to express solidarity with the Palestinians.