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  • U.S. Bank tests new ways to fight bias against the long-term unemployed

    MINNEAPOLIS After a health insurance company laid him off in 2012, John Columbus spent the next 20 months answering as many questions about gaps in his resume as about his years of employment. Then a friend steered him to U.S. Bank, which was piloting...
  • U.S. service sector growth drops again in October: ISM survey

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The pace of growth in the U.S. services sector slowed more than expected in October, sliding for a second straight month to its lowest level since June, but employment hit a fresh nine-year high, according to an industry report...
  • This Boehner/McConnell Obamacare 'fix' could hurt millions of Americans

    The GOP manifesto published obligingly by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday over the names of Republican leaders John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., included a tweak to the Affordable Care Act they say would provide Americans with "more...
  • Obama strives to shake off lame-duck label at start of trip to China

    Within hours of landing here on Monday, President Obama took credit for the release of two Americans detained in North Korea, defended his decision to send more military trainers to Iraq, vowed to expand trade with Asia and unilaterally extended the...
  • Massage therapy -- from arthritis to migraines, there's a plan for relief

    By Erinn Hutkin Jeff Muskovin's job is most rewarding when a client has a "Eureka!" moment. The licensed massage therapist has watched a musician return to playing without pain, a marathon runner finish a race with a faster time and no injuries, and a...
  • Bond market sees rate cuts even as India cenbank talks tough on inflation

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - The rally in Indian bonds is providing central bank governor Raghuram Rajan an unexpected gift: Falling borrowing costs are starting to provide the benefits of lower interest rates without him actually having to ease monetary policy....
  • How to read a jobs report

    How to read a jobs report
    On the first Friday of every month, the country's financial elite wake up early and breathlessly await the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly Employment Situation Summary—or, as you probably know it, the jobs report. "It's the best single...
  • How the Tribune analyzed CPS' bond deals

    How the Tribune analyzed CPS' bond deals
    When Chicago Public Schools officials embraced auction-rate borrowing over traditional fixed-rate bonds, their goal was to save money for the financially strapped district. From 2003 through 2007, the district issued auction-rate bonds four times,...
  • Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools

    Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools
    Fresh from the world of high-stakes trading, David Vitale arrived at Chicago Public Schools a decade ago with a plan to transform the way it borrowed money. With the district thirsty for cheap cash, plain old municipal bonds weren't good enough anymore,...
  • Reuters poll: Low oil prices, U.S. Fed rate policy to weaken Canadian dollar

    BANGALORE (Reuters) - Falling crude oil prices will probably take the Canadian dollar to a five-year low over the coming year, according to strategists in a Reuters poll, who also expect a tighter policy from the U.S. Federal Reserve to heavily weigh on...
  • U.S. unemployment rate falls to 6-year low of 5.8% on solid job growth

    Solid job growth in October, the ninth straight month with more than 200,000 new jobs created, and a drop in the unemployment rate to a new six-year low of 5.8% showed that the labor market is strengthening. But workers still aren't seeing much...