Ontario Teachers’ says not in talks to sell MLSE

TORONTO, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The Ontario Teachers’ Pension
Plan (OTTP) said on Friday it was not in talks, nor was it
anxious to sell, its majority stake in Maple Leaf Sports and
Entertainment, the…

Build-A-Bear seeks buyer – Bloomberg

Dec 3 (Reuters) – Stuffed-toys retailer Build-A-Bear
Workshop Inc is seeking a buyer and has approached
private-equity firms, Bloomberg reported on Friday citing three
people with knowledge of the…

Deficit-cut plan falls short, offers framework

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bold plan to slash the U.S. budget deficit fell short on Friday of winning support needed from a presidential commission to trigger congressional action, but it was expected…


Jobless rate jump casts cloud on recovery

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employment barely grew in November and the jobless rate unexpectedly hit a seven-month high, hardening views the Federal Reserve would stick to its $600 billion plan to shore up the anemic recovery.


Wife of Justice Thomas regrets call to Hill

BOSTON (Reuters) – The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said on Friday that a recent telephone call to Anita Hill, the woman at the center of a 1991 furor at Thomas’s confirmation hearing, was probably a mistake.