Weak U.S. Retail Sales, Inflation Data Reinforce Fed Caution On Rate Increase

  Wednesday April 13, 2016 – U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in March as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and other items, further evidence that economic growth stumbled in the first quarter. Other data on Wednesday showed a surprise drop in producer prices last month as rising energy prices were offset by a decline in the cost of services. ...

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Seattle Police Treating Slain Nurse’s Home as Crime Scene

  Wednesday April 13, 2016 – Seattle police have queried the FBI and other law-enforcement agencies in the region about any similar crimes after a Renton woman was killed and dismembered, according to a law-enforcement source. Seattle homicide detectives and crime-scene investigators late Monday returned to the Renton home of a 40-year-old nurse whose head, foot and arm were found in ...

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North Korea Reveals Details About its Nuclear Weapons

  Wednesday April 13, 2016 – North Korea has published articles with technicolor photographic detail on a range of tests that point to fast-paced efforts to build a nuclear-armed ballistic missile. Ahead of a rare ruling party Congress next month, secretive North Korea is revealing details of its weapons development program for the first time, showcasing its push to develop long-range ...

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Amid Increase in Homelessness, NYC Mayor Merges Welfare Agencies

  Wednesday April 13, 2016 – New York City is merging its homeless services and welfare agencies in an effort to better help those sleeping on the city’s streets. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that Steven Banks, commissioner of the Human Resources Administration, the welfare agency, will run the combined department. Banks has essentially been running both agencies since the homelessness ...

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Paul Ryan: ‘Count Me Out’ of 2016 Presidential Run

  Tuesday April 12, 2016 – House Speaker Paul Ryan in a press conference Tuesday afternoon put to rest speculation about a 2016 run for president. “Count me out,” he said, “I simply believe that if you want to be the nominee — to be the president — you should actually run for it. I chose not to. Therefore, I should ...

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Study Shows Smokers Have a Harder Time Finding Employment

  Unemployed smokers have more difficulty finding a job – and when they do find one, they tend to earn less than their smoke-free counterparts, a study suggests. Among unemployed people in the San Francisco Bay Area, nonsmokers were 30 percent more likely than smokers to have found a job a year after entering the study, researchers found. The new ...

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Deutsche Bank Freezes Plans For North Carolina Jobs on Transgender Law

  Tuesday April 12, 2016 – Deutsche Bank is freezing plans to create 250 new jobs at its Cary, North Carolina, location after the state passed a controversial law targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens. “We take our commitment to building inclusive work environments seriously,” John Cryan, the chief executive of Germany’s largest lender, said in a statement on ...

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