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  • Wisconsin close to becoming 25th right-to-work state

    With Wisconsin positioned to become the third Midwestern state in as many years to enact a right-to-work law, proponents are touting job growth in Indiana as reason for optimism while detractors say union membership slides in Michigan signal potential problems.
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid inch up to a 10-month high

    Applications for U.S. jobless aid inch up to a 10-month high
    The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains at a level consistent with steady hiring. Weekly applications rose 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the...

    Amid crisis, Venezuelans commemorate Chavez

    Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela's capital on Thursday for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as an economic crisis threatens to undo the former president's legacy of lifting many out of poverty....

    China lowers growth target, promises to open industries

    China set a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as it tries to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive. The growth target of about 7 percent, down from last year's 7.5...

    European Central Bank: Recovery is strengthening

    The European Central Bank will unleash its 1.1 trillion euro ($1.2 trillion) stimulus program on Monday — and says the prospect is already boosting the eurozone economy. Mario Draghi, the bank's president, said consumers and businesses in the 19...