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  • Mom needs a break and not just on Mother's Day

    The best gift for mom this Mother's Day is probably some much-needed R&R.

    Moms are still doing more at home than dads.

    Among parents with children under age 18, mothers tend to get three fewer hours of leisure time each week than fathers, according to the Pew Research Center.

    That's the equivalent of dads getting 20 extra days off a year (if you think about it in terms of a typical 8-hour work MORE

    - May 11, 2014 6:00 AM ET
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  • Japan Inc. thinks BoJ will fall short of 2% inflation goal

    Japanese companies think the country will fall short of its 2% inflation goal, despite a flood of stimulus from the Bank of Japan.

    The firms believe inflation will be 1.5% a year from now, before climbing to 1.7% in 2017 and 2019, according to a survey of more than 10,000 companies released Wednesday by the central bank.

    The inflation survey is the first of its kind, which makes it difficult to draw any conclusions about the MORE

    - Apr 2, 2014 5:22 AM ET
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