From wire reports
United attendants approve contract
CHICAGO - United Airlines closed in Tuesday on its goal of cutting labor costs by a third in bankruptcy when flight attendants ratified a contract saving United $1.6 billion over six years.
Unions representing mechanics and baggage handlers - the only remaining United groups not to have ratified - voted separately on whether to approve contracts calling for similar concessions. Results weren't expected until late Tuesday night or early this morning.
Dangerous recalled products still in use
WASHINGTON - Old power tools, drawstrings on kids' jackets, and loops on window blind cords kill dozens of Americans each year, despite government warnings and recalls, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.
About 30 infants die annually in old cribs with wide spaces between the slats, the commission said, in another example on a new list of common hazardous consumer products still in use.
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