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  • French prime minister slaps down call for change of course

    PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Sunday slapped down rebels of his ruling Socialist party, branding their calls to support the low paid instead of reducing tax for business irresponsible and saying a change of course was out of...
  • Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

     Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
    Dorri McWhorter, the shoe-obsessed, Beyonce-referencing, financially minded CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, leans on the kitchen island of her Chinatown loft as she draws arrows on a piece of paper. It looks like a bunch of scribbles. But it's...
  • Portugal court partially approves govt austerity measures

    LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's constitutional court gave the government on Thursday more leeway to cut the budget deficit by approving, in part, austerity measures included in an IMF/EU bailout that Lisbon exited in May. The court ruled that salary cuts...
  • How Hillary Clinton will fail liberals

     How Hillary Clinton will fail liberals
    Hillary Clinton has obvious attractions for liberals. She offers a solid chance of extending Democratic occupancy of the White House for four or eight years. She would realize the dream of a female president. She would appoint justices to stop the...
  • Euro zone economy grinds to halt even before Russia sanctions bite

    BERLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone economic growth ground to a halt in the second quarter as Germany's economy shrank and France's stagnated. The zero growth reported by statistics agency Eurostat on Thursday was cause for alarm throughout the 18-...
  • French lawmaker says 'unavoidable' to scrap deficit target : Les Echos

    PARIS (Reuters) - The head of France's ruling Socialist party told Les Echos newspaper on Wednesday that it was "unavoidable" that France would abandon an EU target to cut its public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year. The government has promised to...
  • Indonesia central bank seen holding rate, second quarter current account gap likely doubled

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Bank Indonesia is expected to announce this week that the country's current account deficit in April-June roughly doubled from the first quarter, but the central bank is not seen tightening policy any time soon. The second-quarter...
  • Social Security demystified

    When the Social Security Trustees recently released their report on the financial condition of Social Security, they echoed the warnings made by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office that the program is financially unsustainable without changes....
  • Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center

    Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center
    There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise...
  • UK trade deficit widens in June, but construction recovers

    LONDON (Reuters) - Sagging exports pushed Britain's trade deficit to a five-month high in June, suggesting a more balanced economic recovery still looks a way off, although the construction industry recovered from a dip in May. Exports of British goods...
  • Proposed water deal to save Des Plaines thousands per day

    Proposed water deal to save Des Plaines thousands per day
    A proposed deal to purchase water from the Northwest Water Commission is estimated to save the city of Des Plaines $5,000 each day. The city currently receives its water from Chicago, which raised its water rate by 25 percent in 2012 and an additional 15...