Financial news on August 15, 2010

Business and Financial news
Construction Workers’ Union to Rejoin A.F.L.-C.I.O.

The Laborers’ International Union has agreed to rejoin the A.F.L.-C.I.O., increasing hopes that the once-splintered labor movement is moving closer to reuniting under a single umbrella. Read more..

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The New York Times

Galleon Founder Wins New Hearing Over Wiretaps

Galleon Group founder, Raj Rajaratnam, won a new hearing on his claim that prosecutors filed a misleading application to wiretap his conversations and that recordings should be excluded from his insider trading trial. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Scissors, Glue, Pencils? Check. Cleaning Spray?

With school budgets shrinking, parents are asked to provide cleaning products as well as crayons and scissors. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

Unpredictable Sort

It’s Monday. Time to go 80 m.p.h., say. Read more..

By JIM HORNE - The New York Times

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