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  • on Thu Sep 11 7:40 PM

    Skills Gap Bumps Up Against Vocational Taboo

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    The Obama administration and governors from Michigan to South Carolina have a solution for some of the U.S. manufacturing sector's woes: German-style apprenticeship programs. But American firms are reluctant to buy in.
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    on Thu Sep 11 1:38 PM

    Economists See Overseas Risks as Growth Wild Card

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    WSJ Survey: After an uneven first half of the year, most economists are relatively sanguine about the U.S. economy's growth outlook. It's the rest of the world that's a concern.
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    on Thu Sep 11 12:02 PM

    Japanese Yen Falls to Six-Year Low Against Dollar

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    Japan's yen fell to a six-year low against the U.S. dollar after the Bank of Japan assured the Japanese government it wouldn't shrink from easing monetary policy further to ensure it hits a 2% inflation target.
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    on Thu Sep 11 11:52 AM

    U.S. Jobless Claims Rose 11,000 Last Week

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    The number of new applications for jobless benefits rose last week to the highest level since June, but stayed near eight-year lows.
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    on Wed Sep 10 9:52 PM

    France Drops Growth Outlook, Will Miss Deficit Target

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    France lowered its growth forecast again and warned it will need more time to bring its public deficit in line with European Union rules.
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    on Wed Sep 10 1:02 PM

    Cost of Employer Health Coverage Shows Muted Growth

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    The cost of employer health coverage continued its muted growth this year, with a 3% increase that pushed the average annual premium for a family plan to $16,834.
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    on Tue Sep 9 5:44 PM

    Alternative Index Shows Japan Price Fall

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    After more than a decade of deflation, prices in Japan appear to have stopped falling—that is, if you look at government data. But an alternative price index seen as a harbinger of official numbers has recently dipped, in an ominous sign for the...
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    on Mon Sep 8 10:04 AM

    Lew: 'Imperative' for Congress to Solve Inversions Problem

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    Treasury Secretary Lew urged lawmakers of both parties to pass anti-inversion legislation, warning that "many more" U.S. companies plan to move their headquarters overseas to reduce their taxes.
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    on Mon Sep 8 1:53 AM

    China's Trade Surplus Hits New High

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    China's trade surplus hit a record high in August for the second month in a row as imports fell on the back of domestic weakness in the world's second-largest economy and exports grew on stronger U.S. and foreign demand.
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    on Mon Sep 8 1:52 AM

    Japan GDP: Economy Shrinks at Fastest Pace in over 5 Years

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    Japan's second quarter gross domestic product contracted at the fastest pace since 2009, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to re-energize the economy with pro-growth steps.
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