German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s deal with the Social Democrats may provide enough of a spur to keep Europe’s biggest economy growing, while failing to provide the boost elsewhere international critics are demanding.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to a national minimum wage and to increased spending on pensions and infrastructure while holding firm to her refusal to raise taxes in a coalition accord with the Social Democrats.
Quebec’s government will miss its goal of balancing the budget in the fiscal year that began in April and will wait until 2015-16 before returning to balance, La Presse newspaper reported, without saying where it obtained the information.
Four northern New Jersey towns face the loss of $29 million of combined revenue as some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies depart, complicating Republican Governor Chris Christie’s drive to boost business and cut the highest U.S. property taxes.
Around the side or back doors and down 10 steps of the single-family homes in Ozone Park, Queens, lies a netherworld of illegal basement dwellings -- a byproduct of New York’s chronic housing shortage.