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Weighing The Week Ahead: How Can We Create More Jobs At Better Pay?

Weighing The Week Ahead: How Can We Create More Jobs At Better Pay?

Finance
Shutterstock photoBy Jeff Miller :We have the biggest data calendar of the year, climaxing with the employment report. It is right before the Labor Day weekend. It is a natural setup for politicians and pundits alike. Expect many to be asking:How Can We Create More Jobs and Better Pay?Last Week RecapMy expectation that last week would focus on the state of the economic policy agenda was pretty accurate. While the overall weekly change in the market was modest, the moves came from an evaluation of the agenda potential. Monday saw an expectation of more Congressional cooperation. Tuesday night's campaign-style speech brought fears of a government shutdown. The economic announcements, while pretty good, seemed to have little effect on trading.The Story in One ChartI always start my personal ...
Drinking a few times a week 'reduces diabetes risk'

Drinking a few times a week 'reduces diabetes risk'

Health
People who drink three to four times a week are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who never drink, Danish researchers suggest.Wine appears to be particularly beneficial, probably as it plays a role in helping to manage blood sugar, the study, published in Diabetologia, says.They surveyed more than 70,000 people on their alcohol intake - how much and how often they drank.But experts said this wasn't a "green light" to drink more than recommended.And Public Health England warned that consuming alcohol contributed to a vast number of other serious diseases, including some cancers, heart and liver disease."People should keep this in mind when thinking about how much they drink," a spokeswoman said. 'Better effect'Prof Janne Tolstrup, from the National Institute of Public Health...
The Week and Viz owner plants idea of asset sales

The Week and Viz owner plants idea of asset sales

Business
The Week and other well-known British magazine titles could change hands as part of a review ‎of the publishing empire built by Felix Dennis, the late media tycoon and poet.Sky News has learnt that the trustees of The Heart of England Forest Charity and the executors of Mr Dennis's estate have been in discussions with financial advisers about the prospective review.Sources said this weekend that Allen & Co, a US-based advisory firm, was in the frame to oversee the project, indicating that American media owners could be approached about their interest in Dennis's assets.The Heart of England Forest Charity ‎was established by Mr Dennis after he began planting trees during the 1990s.Its trustees are chaired by Jon Snow, the Channel 4 News presenter.Dennis Publishing itself is not for sale
Damage to pipeline that spilled oil last week in Texas repaired

Damage to pipeline that spilled oil last week in Texas repaired

Business
July 17 (UPI) -- Repairs to a pipeline that ruptured last week in Texas and spilled 1,200 barrels of oil have been completed and the line is back in service, the operator said.A handful of homes were evacuated Thursday after the release from the Longhorn pipeline system, operated by Magellan Midstream Partners. The company said a contractor working on the pipeline struck a fitting during routine maintenance activities, causing the spill."The release, which occurred on the morning of July 13th, was not a pipeline rupture," the company explained in an emailed statement. "It is clear that the release was caused by a contractor striking a below ground fitting on Magellan's Longhorn Pipeline with construction equipment."In an emailed update, the company said repairs were completed and the line ...
Senate GOP leaders hope for health care vote next week

Senate GOP leaders hope for health care vote next week

Health
Republican leaders are hoping to stage a climactic vote on their health care bill next week, though internal rifts over divisive issues like coverage requirements and Medicaid cuts leave the timing and even the measure's fate in question. "We need to start voting" on the GOP bill scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care law, No. 2 Senate GOP leader John Cornyn of Texas told reporters Monday. Some Republicans said a revised version of the bill could be introduced Thursday, and Cornyn said the "goal" was for a vote next week. Cornyn cited seven years of unresolved Republican debate over how to replace the 2010 statute during which "we gain a vote, we lose a vote." That underscored a sense among top Republicans that they had little to gain by letting their disputes drag on much...