Federal Reserve policymakers release their latest statement on the economy Wednesday, and Chairman Ben Bernanke will attempt to explain the Fed's actions in a post-meeting news conference. There are several things the Fed could do to try to boost growth, but whether they'd be effective is debatable.
Leaders of the world's biggest economies wrapped up the G-20 summit in Mexico Tuesday with a promise to work together to promote jobs. The meeting comes amid worrisome signs of slowing growth in the United States and elsewhere.
The company has spent $4 billion since 2007 on preparations to explore for oil off the north coast of Alaska. Many Alaskans welcome the venture, which could lead to the development of trillions of dollars worth of oil. But not everyone's convinced Shell has all the environmental protections in place to protect areas of the pristine Arctic.
Some companies are adding drug dispensaries to their on-site health clinics. Others are offering concierge services that deliver drugs right to workers' desks. The companies hope to improve workers' compliance with doctors' orders by making it easier to get prescriptions filled.
The "JS Roundhouse Mids" were to come with plastic chains and cuffs in prison orange. Adidas says it was an "outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery." But it's decided not to sell the shoes after sparking outrage.
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