• Business

    Amazon goes on hiring spree as labor market tightens

    Amazon said in January that it wanted to hire 100,000 full-time workers over the next 18 months. Since that time it's steadily announced jobs, including plans to add 900 workers in Boston and 1,600 in Michigan.

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    US home sales fell in June; would-be buyers can’t find homes

    The decline speaks to a troubling cycle for a U.S. housing market hampered by a worsening shortage of properties to buy. Despite solid demand in a relatively healthy economy for houses, sales listings have been steadily declining for more than two years. The resulting shortage has caused prices to consistently rise faster than wage gains, making it harder for more Americans to build up their net worth by becoming homeowners.

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    Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit

    "If we haven't finalized it, then anything's still up for grabs," she said. "Everything is still to play for."

  • Business

    5 reasons why health care bill would fail, 3 why it may not

    Leaders say the Senate will vote Tuesday on their health care legislation. They've postponed votes twice because too many Republicans were poised to vote no. That could happen again.

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    More reason for rejecting GOP health bill than reviving it

    The latest bill by McConnell, R-Ky. — and it could change anew — would end penalties Democrat Obama's health care law slapped on people without insurance, and on larger companies not offering coverage to workers. It would erase requirements that insurers cover specified medical services, cut the Medicaid health insurance program for the poor and shrink subsidies for many consumers.