Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy could go either way, veteran reporters Joan Biskupic of Reuters and Stuart Taylor, who's covering the case for Kaiser Health News, said Thursday on National Public Radio's Diane Rehm Show.
The pledge is in response to an investigation by the Fair Labor Association, which found widespread problems at Foxconn.
The impact of Foxconn’s changes could signal a new, wide-reaching change in working conditions throughout China, says The New York Times. Foxconn makes more than 40 percent of the world’s electronics products and is China’s biggest and most prominent private employer, with 1.2 million workers.
So says Bloomberg in the wake of Best Buy's announcement that it's closing 50 big stores and opening 100 smaller ones.
“We’re undergoing a seismic shift,” says Natalie Berg, an analyst with Planet Retail in London. “People are still cutting back. People are buying more products online so there is a real case for downsizing stores.”
On Wednesday, I ran an Associated Press item saying Mitt Romney would be "singularly ill-positioned" to capitalize on the health care issue in a general election fight against President Obama because Romney is tied to the health law he signed as Massachusetts' governor that's similar to Obama's.
But Politico reports that outside groups aligned with Republicans have poll-tested health care messages and remain convinced that the law is an effective political cudgel for the GOP. Messages would just need to be — no pun intended — more surgical.
More "unprecedented extreme weather" caused by global warming is on the way, the Nobel Prize-winning U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in a report — the panel's first on the extreme-weather issue.
The National Science Foundation will announce on Thursday a joint program with the National Institutes of Health seeking new techniques and technologies for data management, data analysis and machine learning, which is a branch of artificial intelligence.
Digital data includes data from the Web, biological and industrial sensors, video, e-mail and social network communications.