Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, for a preview of what Friday's jobs report is likely to say about the U.S. economy. The stock market is setting records and though profits are up, wages are stagnant.
There have been several signs in recent days that job growth eased in March. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics adds its data. Economists expect to hear that the unemployment rate stayed at 7.7 percent, while employers added a relatively modest 200,000 jobs to their payrolls.
A compatible medical-legal partnership may sound like an oxymoron. But in hospitals and clinics across the country, doctors are welcoming lawyers into their practices. They say a lawyer may be just the prescription for some patients with intractable legal needs.
There's been increasing support for the number of H1-B visas given to highly skilled workers. Large tech companies are leading the push for the increase, but the bulk of the visas go to workers at large consulting firms.
In 2006, two Manhattan housing projects were at the center of a real estate fiasco that would come to epitomize the housing crisis. Charles Bagli's Other People's Money explains how the government of Singapore was among those who paid for the mistakes of New York's real estate giants.
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