While city and business leaders will roll out the red carpet for Chinese President Hu Jintao for his arrival this afternoon, others are mounting a less welcoming reception. Protesters from the ranks of democracy and human rights activists, adherents to the banned Falun Gong religion, and
“China will be the world’s largest economy, it hopes to change the world’s currency regime, and it certainly has the public relations advantage right now,” says Ted Fishman, a Chicago writer and author of “China, Inc.”
"Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, suggesting hiring will pick up," the Associated Press writes.According to the Employment and Training Administration, 404,000 people filed first-time claims for the benefits, down by 37,000 from 441,000 the week before.The agency adds tha
Florida is a national leader in orange and grapefruit production.But in the past few years, landowners have given up on more than 100,000 acres of citrus groves, which have become a threat to producers of the state's signature crop.The abandoned groves are breeding grounds for pests and diseases.