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Republican Paul Ryan and Democrat Ron Wyden have introduced a bipartisan proposal today to overhaul Medicare. The Labor Department is trying to get better working conditions for home health care workers. Gold has taken a sharp downturn over market uncertainties. Weekly jobless claims fell to the lowest level since May 2008. Department stores are back this holiday season. The EU was once the hottest club in town, but with its continuing woes and shrinking currency, who wants to join now? And we hear about the qualities of olive oil.