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  • Bank of England keeps rates low, policymakers' views seen splitting soon

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England held interest rates at record lows on Thursday but the pace of Britain's recovery looks likely to divide its policymakers soon over when to start weaning the economy off its support. The Bank's Monetary Policy...
  • 6 minutes a day for bathroom breaks? Union cries foul

    6 minutes a day for bathroom breaks? Union cries foul
    A local union has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against an employer who they claim is allowing them only 6 minutes a day to use the bathroom. Members of the Teamsters Local 743 who build sink stations at WaterSaver Faucet Co....
  • Deputies say they are understaffed, concerned about courthouse security

    Deputies say they are understaffed, concerned about courthouse security
    Deputy sheriffs at the Baltimore County circuit courthouse in Towson say their dwindling numbers and inability to hire new employees in the past four years has left them increasingly concerned about security. Union leaders say the small agency is...
  • China June consumer inflation cools, more stimulus expected

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's consumer inflation cooled slightly more than expected in June, pointing to lingering weakness in the economy which could prompt Beijing to launch further stimulus measures to shore up growth. The consumer price index (CPI)...
  • Invasive species lead to perch collapse in Lake Michigan

    MILWAUKEE The collapse of the Lake Michigan yellow perch fishery is one of the unwelcome, cascading consequences of invasive species in the Great Lakes. As zebra and quagga mussels have filtered food out of the ecosystem, the "fish of the people" has...
  • Italy hits resistance to softer European spending rules

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italy and its allies will receive no special leeway in meeting EU budget rules, European officials agreed on Tuesday, as Germany resisted attempts to soft-pedal on long-promised spending reforms. Italy, leading a drive for greater...
  • Brazil's Lula downplays need for big changes to economy

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's influential former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Thursday he was not satisfied with the country's slow pace of economic growth, but downplayed the need for major policy changes under his chosen successor....
  • Tax Study Can Help Fix State's Rudderless Economy

    Tax Study Can Help Fix State's Rudderless Economy
    During the campaign for governor, it is safe to assume that economic issues will be discussed in detail. As the conversation meanders through familiar territory — deficits, debt, unfunded liabilities, job data, taxes and expenditures — one...
  • Harry Croft and Sydney Savion: Companies must strive to assimilate veterans

    On the backdrop of a sky filled with colorful fireworks and streets crowded with animated parades celebrating the Fourth of July, what emerges in the minds of many is the deliberation and decision of our founders to pen and defend the Declaration of...
  • Obama and Abbott: The U.S. and Australia make common cause in the Pacific

    Obama and Abbott: The U.S. and Australia make common cause in the Pacific
    Last week, at the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings at Normandy, we remembered how Australian airmen flew overhead as Americans and Allied forces surged ashore with extraordinary bravery and at great cost. Overlooking those sacred shores, we paid...
  • Study: Price tag of autism in the U.S. exceeds $236 billion per year

    Good health is priceless, but autism spectrum disorders can be very expensive. A new study estimates that the lifetime cost of being diagnosed with autism in the United States is somewhere between $1.43 million and $2.44 million. Either of those...