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Today's Teamster News 04.01.02

Real Consumer Spending Up, 0.5%, Real Personal Income Down, -0.1%, for February 2012  Economic Populist   ...people spent more than they earned in February ...Generally income isn't keeping up with spending, although 2011 saw a slight improvement from 2010...
Financiers and Sex Trafficking  New York Times   ...for more than six years Goldman has held a significant stake in a company notorious for ties to sex trafficking, and it sat on the company’s board for four of those years...
The Era of Big Box Retail Dominance Is Coming to an End  Bloomberg   ...The new mantra is small box. While Best Buy, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) and Target Corp. (TGT) are still opening large stores, all are putting increasing emphasis on smaller ones. Best Buy plans to double the number of its smaller Best Buy Mobile stores by 2016. Wal-Mart is building as many as 100 small-format stores this year, while Target is opening five CityTarget locations...
Petrol crisis 'is our Thatcher moment', Tory MPs reportedly tell party members  The Guardian   ...Petrol crisis 'is our Thatcher moment', Tory MPs reportedly tell party membersUnite accuses ministers of 'spoiling for a fight' after memo from MPs emerges comparing situation with 1980s miners' strike...
As a whole, truckers are respectful  Fargo-Moorhead InForum   ...Much attention has been focused on the phenomenon of “trucker bombs,” or urine that is discarded on the side of western North Dakota roadways in plastic bottles...
Coors Hates Immigrants, Say Teamsters at Cesar Chavez Event  IBT   ...Teamsters from four local unions and Joint Council 7 marched in the 12th Annual Cesar E. Chavez March today to raise awareness about anti-immigrant behavior, worker abuse and discrimination by DBI Beverage, the distributor of products by Coors Brewing Co. in Northern California...

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