UNEMPLOYMENT

This Time, Spain Won't Be Back In 10 Minutes

Europe's fourth-largest economy is putting millions of people out of work. This time, it won't be back in 10 minutes like the post-it notes of Spanish employees when they leave their desks for a half-hour coffee break every so often.

Euro Zone Unemployment Hit Record High In May, PMI At 3-Year Low

Unemployment in the euro zone rose to a new record high in May, while manufacturing activities fell for the 11th consecutive month in June. The numbers increase the likelihood the European Central Bank will cut its key interest rate when its governing council meets Thursday.

US Stock Futures Decline Ahead Of Crucial EU Summit

U.S. stock index futures declined Thursday morning, pointing to a lower opening on Wall Street ahead of a decisive European Union summit in Brussels, where EU leaders will meet to tackle the euro zone debt crisis head on. The summit will take place June 28-29.

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Newly built cars sit in a shipping lot near General Motors Car assembly plant in Oshawa

US Car Sales June 2012 Preview: Plateauing Sales A New Equilibrium

U.S. car sales are expected to have remained strong in June, maintaining a total seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of around 14 million vehicles, however sales are beginning to slow at the beginning of summer and a return to pre-recession sales levels is not foreseen anytime soon, according to early predictions by analysts at LMC Automotive and Kelley Blue Book.
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