SEATTLE — Negotiations to end a 45-day machinists union strike against the Boeing Co. will resume Thursday with a federal mediator in Washington, D.C. Arthur Rosenfeld, director of the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, told both sides “that he wants the parties to reconvene negotiations under the auspices of the FMCS,” according to an agency statement Monday. The announcement came one week after two days of bargaining, the first since the strike began Sept. 6, ended in failure.
Move over, large lap pools. Smaller swimming holes are making a big splash. Sure, the economy is playing a role in making this luxury littler: Smaller pool equals smaller budget. But it's more than that, says Brett Berry, owner of Landscape Renderings, a Missouri business that designs and builds outdoor living environments. “You can create a fantastic sense of intimacy and atmosphere with a small… ... more