The Port of Houston has gained permission for its container vessels to sail to Cuba, and the trade and jobs potential is big.
With an estimated 25,000 barrels of crude oil gushing each day from BP's Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental group called for an immediate halt to offshore drilling.
NEW YORK-This city's streets, including Wall Street, Twitter accounts and cell phone text message networks were abuzz with anti-Wall Street sentiment as tens of thousands marched on Wall Street.
On Thursday major civil liberties groups announced they will challenge the controversial law in court, and protests mount nationwide.
It's disappointing. America is my home. What's gone wrong?" asked Leroy Smith, a laid off Chicago bus driver. "I'm through being patient. We need the government to put us back to work now."
During a telephone press conference Thursday, Evangelical, Catholic and mainline Protestant leaders from across the country said they condemn the controversial Arizona immigration law.
Labor, faith-based and community activists marched throughout the Chicago financial district here Wednesday demanding Congress do what's right and pass financial reform.
It was an overflow crowd with inspiring presentations and music at the People's Center in New Haven, CT on April 25 for the People's World/Mundo Popular Newsmaker Awards.
In New York City there's another face to foreclosure crisis: that of tenants living in buildings that were sold a few years ago, but whose new owners have declared bankruptcy.
From all around the Bay Area and beyond they came, a thousand strong - union members proudly displaying their banners, community organizations from neighborhoods wracked by foreclosures and unemployment.