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With the hottest months yet to come, 13 young children already have died in unattended cars this year in the U.S., prompting safety groups to warn parents against leaving children in vehicles for even a few minutes. Cars heat up quickly, reaching deadly temperatures in a mere 10 minutes even when the outside level is in the low 80s and a window is slightly open. Read more»

While Democrats paint a glowing picture of the bailout, this Bailout Tracker database tells the whole story. A look at the biggest losses and gains stemming from the TARP and Fannie, Freddie bailout. Read more» 1

An ad from the conservative Americans for Prosperity distorts the truth about stimulus money for “green jobs” going overseas. The ad, titled “Wasteful Spending,” introduces some new wrinkles to this well-used line of attack. Read more»

Even as they tell drivers to act responsibly and pay attention to the road, automakers are seeking to pump up sales by packing their new models with cutting-edge infotainment systems that encourage multi-tasking behind the wheel. Read more»

In June, 4-year-old Dominick Wilk and 2-year-old Isaac Dunner died in New Carlisle, Ind., after being trapped in the trunk of a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu.

Nearly 10 years after the federal government mandated interior trunk releases in new autos, older cars never equipped with the safety devices continue to kill children drawn by curiosity into a little-known hazard. Read more»

A new analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities lays the blame for our current fiscal woes squarely at the feet of the Bush administration. It also offers clear cut solutions. Read more» 2

Hotel workers struck against San Francisco hotels in April.

Americans have expressed positive attitudes toward unions for as long as pollsters have been asking, and for decades approval of labor unions has hovered around 60%. But starting in 2009 public opinion toward labor unions dropped. Why? Read more»

Downtown Detroit, seen from Windsor, Ontario.

Detroit is an easy target for anyone looking to skewer the city as some kind of Motown-meets-Mogadishu. The story is, of course, an old one. So it was encouraging to hear the news out of "The D" this week. Read more»