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Labor Day

PHOTOS: 10 Gorgeous End-Of-Summer Weddings

Kellee Khalil | Posted 11.03.2012 | Weddings
Kellee Khalil

From homespun details to the season's best flowers, check out 10 of our favorite Labor Day weekend wedding ideas and tips in the slideshow below.

Jobs Debate A Warm-Up For Greater Battle

AP | DAVID ESPO and BEN FELLER | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama consoled victims of Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast on Monday and stoked the enthusiasm of union v...

Secret Service Truck Stolen

AP | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

DETROIT — Detroit police have released photos of a male "person of interest" in the theft of a Secret Service rental truck carrying equipment re...

Bread and Roses: Reflections on Labor Day

Diane Russell | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Diane Russell

When the history books write about the past couple of years, we will be part of the masses they write about -- the ones who stood up against all odds, in solidarity, for what we believed in.

Celebrating All of America's Workers

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

Over 100 years ago, Americans began to celebrate Labor Day to honor our nation's working people and the prosperity they contribute to society. Unfortunately, the many labor rights we take for granted today are at risk due to policies that make working people more vulnerable.

Obama Visits Hurricane Victims On Labor Day

AP | BEN FELLER and KASIE HUNT | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

LaPLACE, La. — President Barack Obama insisted on Monday that the federal government can help Americans in crisis, whether they're autoworkers f...

Best Paying Jobs Of The Future

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E. M. Hess and Michael B. Sauter | Posted 09.03.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The U.S. unemployment rate peaked at 10 percent in October 2009 and has since slowly improved, flirting with 8 percent earlier thi...

Honoring Labor Day By Rooting Out Wage Theft

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

In this time of deep political divisions, there should be nothing controversial about the notion that working people who do their jobs should be paid for their work.

Labor Day: Team America, Including Workers, Built That

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

President Obama made no claim that he built that by himself. On Labor Day, he recognizes the contributions union and non-union workers made to building this great country. All Americans built that.

Do America's Corporations Care How Much American Workers Earn?

Colin Gordon | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business
Colin Gordon

Despite worries about sagging consumer confidence and shrinking paychecks, business leaders seem unconcerned about the declining standard of living of middle class America, or about the growing number of American families slipping into poverty.

POLL: Do You Go To The Beach On Labor Day Weekend?

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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"Work to Do": A Hard Working Playlist for Labor Day 2012

David Wild | Posted 11.02.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." That's what Martin Luther King, Jr. said, and I have learned to never argue with a good Doctor. Happy Labor Day, everybody.

19 Ways To Rock Your White Pants

Posted 11.02.2012 | Comedy

Ah, Labor Day. The unofficial mark of the end of Summer, and more importantly, of the time it's deemed seasonally-appropriate to rock white pants. ...

20 Inspirational Quotes For Labor Day Weekend

Posted 09.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Happy Labor Day! Ah, the mark of the summer winding down: maybe the last barbecue, barefoot beach walk or outdoor stargaze of the year. However...

Hot Tips for a Low-Sodium BBQ

Jessica Goldman Foung | Posted 11.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Jessica Goldman Foung

This Labor Day, the BBQ will be the star of that end-of-summer party. But be aware that it can also be the culprit of a super high-sodium meal, easily accounting for upwards of 1,000 milligrams of sodium.

The Best Jobs In America

Posted 09.02.2012 | Business

Are you a fan of your job? If not, you may want to consider becoming an engineer or dental hygienist. That’s because those are some of the best ...

America's Most Stressful Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business

Labor Day is a great time to unwind and draw the summer to a close, especially if your job is one of the most stressful in the country. And what ki...

The Funniest Someecards For Labor Day

Posted 09.01.2012 | Comedy

Someone told us that we should eat whatever we want over Labor Day weekend, because, come Tuesday, there are ten months until summer. That's iron-clad...

This Labor Day

Randi Weingarten | Posted 09.01.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Labor Day means many things to many people -- back to school, the end of summer, a needed respite from the daily grind. For working people and union members, Labor Day stands for something special and profound.

Award-Winning Dishes NOT To Include In Your Holiday BBQ Menu

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.01.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Texans: They're just a different breed, aren't they? Well the Lone Star State has some suggestions for you if you're wondering what to serve at your Labor Day barbecue. You'll probably want to hide the menu from your cardiologist.

Healthy Ways To Make The Most Of Your Last Summer Weekend

Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living

Even though the official first day of fall isn't for a few more (precious) weeks, Labor Day, by many accounts, is the unofficial end of summer. After ...

Why Green Is Good For Labor

David Foster | Posted 10.31.2012 | Green
David Foster

Fighting for clean air and clean water creates jobs and improves working conditions, and fighting for good-paying, American jobs works for the environment.

Closet Confidential: 10 Ways To Add White To Your Fall Wardrobe

Posted 08.31.2012 | Black Voices

We've all heard the age old adage, 'No white after Labor Day.' Still, many fashion rules are definitely meant to be broken. For those style mavens wea...

A Labor Day Conversation With Hilda Solis

Martha Burk | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Unemployment is stuck above 8 percent, and many of the jobs that have come back are lower level than the ones lost. But Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, the first Latina to hold that post, is optimistic.

What To Watch Over Labor Day Weekend

Posted 08.31.2012 | TV

In the spirit of Labor Day -- and in the interest of making sure you exert yourself as little as possible over the holiday weekend -- the networks hav...