In a report released today, the Government Accountability Office says thousands of companies that received money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 owe the U.S. government hundreds of millions in unpaid taxes.
Left to right: Alex Westcoat, Andy Fitts and David Bazan.
In a 15-passenger Chevy van equipped with a makeshift bed and pantry, David Bazan's GPS system has him arriving right on time at his show in Omaha. At this point, he's one week into a tour, and has been driving all day from Colorado Springs.
"[Touring] is how I'm able to make ends meet," Bazan says, "because band touring costs so much money to bring a bunch of guys out."
At a "We Are One" union rally in New York City marking the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., protesters called for workers' rights in light of recent "anti-union" legislation in Wisconsin and Ohio.
Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker struck a nerve back in February with his bill to eliminate nearly all the collective bargaining rights of almost all public employees in the state.
Tens of thousands of people marched, chanted and protested for weeks. The law passed anyway, but it hasn't taken effect yet because it remains tied up in the courts.
In Indiana and Ohio, lawmakers advanced similar proposals despite similar outrage — and those are now law.
More quietly, several other states have curbed collective bargaining rights, too.
Seventy years ago Tuesday in Duluth, Minn., Robert Zimmerman was born. He grew up a little north of there in the town of Hibbing. While still in his teens, he moved to New York City. Under the name Bob Dylan, he's been writing and singing songs ever since.