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The U.S. government is expected to issue another solid jobs report Friday -- and if it does, it would ease concerns that the economy is struggling.
 
When Rio de Janeiro was awarded the 2016 Summer Olympic Games seven years ago, Wagner Bastos was a hotshot car salesman for Rio Citroen-Peugeot. Some months he earned 17,000 Brazilian reais -- about US$5,200 now and much more back then.
 
Real estate developer, Holocaust survivor Joseph Wilf dies
A Holocaust survivor who along with his brother founded of one of the nation's largest real estate development firms has died. Joseph Wilf was 91.
 
US gov't approves private firm's lunar flight plan
The U.S. federal government for the first time has given permission to a private Florida company to fly a spaceship beyond Earth's orbit and land on the moon.
 
Puerto Rico's governor on Wednesday approved a voluntary reduction of working hours for government employees after signing several laws to help reduce spending and generate revenue amid a severe economic crisis.
 
Puerto Rico bondholders devastated but see hope in federal aid package
Attorney Santiago Mari sighed as he punched numbers into his calculator and saw the result. The value of his retirement account has dropped 75 percent due to the collapse in Puerto Rican bonds that make up much of his personal portfolio, he said. He's long abandoned plans for an early retirement. And he's far from alone.
 
The call for paid family leave on the U.S. Democratic Party's platform is the most ambitious attempt by a major party in years to reverse the United States' status as the only industrialized nation without any standard for paid time off for new parents. But over the last five years a handful of states and some industries have been quietly increasing this benefit.
 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) internal watchdog says there is an ongoing criminal investigation into last year's massive wastewater spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine.
 
Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods
President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time.
 
Chipotle says it plans to open burger restaurant
Chipotle is branching out from burritos and plans to open its first burger restaurant.
 
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