Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged companies to increase wages faster than gains in the cost of living to break the legacy of 15 years of deflation, and praised Toyota Motor Corp. and Hitachi Ltd. for pledging to help.
It was the most important money vote in the Illinois General Assembly in recent memory. The $160 billion bill would rescue the public-employee retirement system and help restore fiscal stability to the U.S. state with the lowest credit rating.
Matthew Doom texts a lot at work and is a whiz on the 3D printer. Unlike most tech workers, his office is a wooden workbench next to a milling machine where he cuts metal for medical devices and other parts.