Fond Du Lac, Wis. – Okla. plant to lose jobs if concessions pass
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) A Mercury Marine spokesman says some jobs at its Stillwater, Okla., plant will be eliminated if the labor union at its Fond du Lac plant approves a package of wage and benefit concessions.
Steve Fleming said Wednesday that some work from Oklahoma, but not all of it, will be shifted to Fond du Lac if union members voting Thursday and Friday approve the concessions. He had no other details.
ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – Tune in this Friday for an hour-long NPR program on the debate over health care in America. This news special will recap recent political developments in the health care debate and explore the roles various parties - patients, physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, the government, business - play in the current health care system, and in the debate over the future of health care in America.
Tulsa, OK – Expert: Swine flu remains mild in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The director of one of Oklahoma's largest local health departments says swine flu is the state's most immediate health concern.
Tulsa City-County Health Department director Gary Cox said Tuesday most cases of the virus, also known as H1N1, have been mild in Oklahoma. But Cox also says health authorities are monitoring the virus carefully, especially with the start of the school year.
ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – Marketplace Thursday, September 10, 7:00 PM Host Kai Ryssdal reports on how the collapse of Lehman Brothers shook our belief in the financial system. Just one year ago, most Americans believed their money was safely invested in their 401K plans and their houses would be worth more every year. People on Wall Street believed that too, and they made big bets on mortgage-backed securities. No one believed that a financial powerhouse like Lehman Brothers could collapse.
Tulsa, Ok – AAA today projected the number of Americans traveling this Labor Day weekend will be substantially lower than last year's travel volume. Approximately 39.1 million travelers are expected to take a trip of 50 or more miles from home this year, a decrease of 13.3 percent from the 2008 holiday period when Labor Day travel was the strongest of the decade.