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  • Fed stays the course on rates

    Fed stays the course on rates
    The Federal Reserve seemed to give investors and the business world just about everything they wanted to hear. The Fed endorsed the view that the sharp contraction in the first quarter was a blip: The economy has rebounded from the weather-related...
  • Robert B. Reich: The three biggest right-wing lies about poverty

    Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack. They're peddling three big lies about poverty. To...
  • Top CEOs downgrade economic growth forecasts, expect to spend less

    Top CEOs downgrade economic growth forecasts, expect to spend less
    Top U.S. chief executives slightly downgraded their economic growth forecast and fewer said they expected to increase investments in their businesses amid uncertainty over whether Congress will reinstate some key corporate tax provisions, according to a...
  • World Cup's 'lost productivity': How do you measure it?

    World Cup's 'lost productivity': How do you measure it?
    So I'm doing research for a potential column ... look, an online quiz to learn what my personal theme song should be ... and the boss asks if I've seen reports about the millions, maybe billions, of dollars that employees distracted by World Cup soccer...
  • The right wing's big three lies about poverty [Commentary]

    The right wing's big three lies about poverty [Commentary]
    Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack. They're peddling three big lies about poverty....
  • China May FDI falls by most in 16 months as economy slows

    By Aileen Wang and Koh Gui Qing BEIJING (Reuters) - The amount of new foreign investment that China attracted in May shrank by the most in 16 months, hurt partly by its cooling economy, though the trade ministry said the outlook may be brightening for...
  • As summer warms up, employers loosen work hours

    Now that warmer weather has arrived after a long and harsh winter, some businesses are finding ways to give their workers longer weekends by letting them take off early on Fridays boosting morale without hurting the company's bottom line much, if at all....
  • U.S. CEOs more pessimistic on economy, capital expenditures

    By Nick Carey CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. chief executives are slightly less positive about the economy's growth prospects this year and fewer of them expect to increase their capital expenditures in the next six months, according to a quarterly by the...
  • New ECB long-term loans not likely to revive euro zone lending

    By Rahul Karunakar BANGALORE (Reuters) - The European Central Bank's latest offers for long-term cash won't revive lending in the region despite expectations for strong demand, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. ECB President Mario Draghi announced...
  • Chesapeake Bay is world's top breeding ground for osprey

    Chesapeake Bay is world's top breeding ground for osprey
    Ospreys are a fixture on the Chesapeake Bay — and experts say nowhere in the world is there a bigger population of breeding pairs than right here in the tidal region. From an all-time low of about 1,400 pairs in the mid-1970s after the banned...
  • Pimco's Ivascyn sees 'significant' opportunity in European bank assets

    By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK (Reuters) - The expected unloading of roughly $1 trillion in assets by European banks represents a "significant investment opportunity" in residential and commercial real estate as well as corporate securities, Dan Ivascyn, one...