A private survey, released ahead of government numbers due Friday, also helps the stock market end the day on a high note.
Regulators are raising capital requirements so institutions are able to absorb big losses.
The problems, blamed on glitches and user errors, caused the hospital to lose revenue due to faulty billing.
With some tweaks, cans are making a comeback among large and small craft brewers.
Eager to re-establish a tourism link to New England, Nova Scotia officials expect fresh proposals by Thursday. Will Portland be their U.S. destination?