Questions Emerge Over What Wisconsin Must Give for Foxconn Plant

By JULIE BOSMAN August 10, 2017 PARIS, Wis. — When Gov. Scott Walker announced last month that the electronics giant Foxconn had chosen Wisconsin as a site for its new factory, he was a picture of grinning, fist-pumping excitement. It would be the...

Seeing Hope for Flagging Economy, West Virginia Revamps Vocational Track

By DANA GOLDSTEIN August 10, 2017 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In a sleek laboratory at Marshall University last month, four high school teachers hunched over a miniature steam-electric boiler, a tabletop replica of the gigantic machinery found in power plants....

The Breakdown: Trump Looks to Australia in Overhauling Immigration System

The Breakdown: conversation starters and context, drawn from the day’s news in Australia.

Decades Later, Memphis to Compensate Black Sanitation Strikers of 1968

By ALAN BLINDER July 25, 2017 For 63 mostly uninterrupted years, the rhythms of Elmore Nickleberry’s life have included the rumbles and roars of Memphis’s sanitation trucks. Even now, at 85 and the longest-tenured employee in the city’s...