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Obama to veto NLRB legislation

- The Washington Times

President Obama Tuesday will veto a GOP-backed resolution that would overturn a National Labor Relations Board rule making it easier for workers to hold union-organizing elections, his second veto since Republicans took control of the Senate in January.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, left, shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Monday, March 30, 2015. Lew said he pressed Chinese leaders Monday over proposed curbs on the use of foreign security products by banks and other restrictions on access to China's technology market. (AP Photo/Parker Song, Pool)

U.S. allies humiliate Obama, rush to join China’s new bank

- The Washington Times

The rush to join the China’s new development bank for Asia has become a stampede, with even longtime U.S. allies such as Georgia, South Korea, Australia and even Taiwan now saying they are ready to join despite the clear reservations of the Obama administration.

In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, Russell Neal, left, gives job information to job seeker Queena Moise, foreground second from right, at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits the week ending Jan. 17, 2015 on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) **FILE**

Finding jobs tough for older, unemployed workers

- The Washington Times

A new survey released Monday by the seniors’ lobby AARP has some disheartening results for workers aged 45 to 70 who find their way back into the labor force after a layoff or an extended period without a job. The new post, in many cases, can’t match the pay and benefits of the old one.

Dennis Ross pushes zero-based budgeting for federal government

- The Washington Times

Kraft Foods is the latest in a long line of acquisitions by a private equity firm whose budget-cutting initiatives are so aggressive that employees complain they’re asked to justify the cost of a photocopy. Now some politicians and 2016 GOP potential presidential contenders are imaging a world where the U.S. federal government is asked to do the same.

FILE - This Jan. 16, 2014 file photo shows outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Bernanke has an agreement with W.W. Norton & Company for a book that will cover his years at the Fed and his response to the economic crisis of 2008. Norton announced Tuesday, May 6, that the book, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke tweets, and now writes a blog ‘when the spirit moves me’

- The Washington Times

“When I was at the Federal Reserve, I occasionally observed that monetary policy is 98 percent talk and only two percent action,” observes Ben Bernanke, who served as chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014. The economist may encounter a different landscape now that he’s agreed to write a blog for the Brookings Institution, where he is a fellow.

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Boston University alumnus gives $50M gift to school

Associated Press

Boston University has renamed its business school after an alumnus who made his fortune in the retail industry and donated $50 million, the largest gift in university history.

File - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey gives his state-of-the-state address as Arizona House speaker David Gowan, left rear, and Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs listen at the Capitol in Phoenix. Ducey faces several tough challenges in the coming weeks as he responds to Republican-passed bills on hot-button issues like abortion, guns and Common Core, presenting a dilemma as he seeks appeal to the conservative and pro-business wings of his party.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

New Arizona governor avoids major GOP political fights

- Associated Press

Less than three months into the job, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey largely has managed to avoid making tough political decisions that could have alienated him from both wings of the Republican Party.

Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default

- Associated Press

Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume.

Committee will study ways to close wage gap in Massachusetts

Associated Press

Massachusetts should be a national leader in narrowing the wage gap between men and women in the workforce, state Treasurer Deb Goldberg said Tuesday in announcing the creation of a new statewide advisory committee to devise strategies for improving wage equality.

Agents probing drug site accused of taking online currency

- Associated Press

Two former federal agents are accused of using their positions and savvy computer skills to siphon more than $1 million in digital currency from the online black market known as Silk Road while they and their agencies operated an undercover investigation into the website.

State corrections dept. back in court over prison violence

Associated Press

The American Civil Liberties Union and others will argue at a federal court hearing Wednesday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections fails to protect prisoners at the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility despite promising three years ago to reduce the facility's violent atmosphere.