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Swiss Reject Longer Annual Vacations

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Swiss voters have rejected a proposal to increase the mandatory paid vacation from four to six weeks per year. In a national referendum held Sunday, two-thirds of the voters heeded warnings by the Swiss government and businesses that more vacation would raise labor costs and put the economy at risk. As much of Europe struggles […]

Obama’s Summer Reading Heavy on Fiction

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is looking to turn the pages of a few good novels during his summer vacation. Weighty — and sometimes dense — government reports may fill Mr. Obama’s days in Washington. But the White House said Saturday that Mr. Obama has a stack of five books — four of them fiction — […]

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