Unemployment

Yes, Even Denmark Has A Homelessness Problem

The homeless problem in Denmark is unlikely to ease anytime soon. Net unemployment is now at 4.7 percent, the highest level in six years. Labor Minister Mette Frederiksen warned that the unemployment rate will continue to climb into 2013.

India Hiring Outlook Weakest in Over 3 Years: Manpower

Most U.S. employers are unwilling to add workers because of uncertainty around November's elections, the Federal budget, and the effect of Europe's slowdown, according to a quarterly hiring survey by ManpowerGroup. The pace of hiring is expected to slow in large emerging economies including China and India.

Asian Stocks Week Ahead: Investors To Focus On FOMC Decision, China Data

Asian stock markets ended with gains last week after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced plan to reduce borrowing costs of struggling euro zone countries’ and news that Chinese regulators had approved another batch of infrastructure projects, which should stabilize and restore growth in the world's second largest economy. Market participants’ are likely to focus on Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) interest rate decision on September 13th.

Liberian Timber Wars Pit Poverty-Stricken Communities Against Secretive Big Loggers Given An Opening By The Government

Forests are extremely important to Liberians, who rely upon vast wooded areas for everything from building supplies and medicine to water protection and game habitats. Recently, a government program turned over these critical regions to big logging firms in a misguided attempt to provide income and revenue for hard-hit communities. Can Ellen Sirleaf Johnson's administration curtail what it began?

Another Weak Jobs Report Keeps Election Close

With both nominating conventions over, the release on Friday of a lackluster August jobs report underscores the dynamic underpinning a week's worth of lofty speechifying: this is either man's race.

Do Democratic Presidents Historically Pull Nation Out Of Fiscal Rut?

The 2012 campaign has focused on a myriad of social and ideological issues, with some smatterings of tax policy and truckloads of mudslinging. A new book argues voters should look past the obfuscation and consider what is best for their wallet. Its authors claim history has proven one thing: when it comes to economic success, the left has had the upper hand.

US Private Sector Added 201,000 Jobs In Aug, Planned Layoffs Decline - Reports

Employment in the U.S. private sector increased by 201,000 jobs – a greater addition than originally forecast for the month of August, according to an ADP study released Thursday. Employment in the U.S. private sector increased by 201,000 jobs – a greater addition than originally forecast for the month of August, according to an ADP study released Thursday.

Draghi: ECB Agrees Unlimited New Bond Program - OMT

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said Thursday the “euro is irreversible” and announced a new bond-buying plan “Outright Monetary Transactions,” or OMTs, aimed at lowering the struggling euro zone countries’ borrowing costs which would serve as a “fully effective backstop.”

ECB Stimulus Hopes Lift US Stock Futures

The U.S. stock index futures point to a higher open Thursday as investor sentiment was underpinned by the expectation that the European Central Bank would announce stimulus measures to ease the euro zone debt burden.

Which 2012 Campaign Issues Really Matter To Wall Street Investors?

While the presidential candidates' plans to tackle unemployment, the national debt, health care reform, immigration, gay marriage and gun control might be the topics that have Main Street voters buzzing ahead of this year's election, a new report by the global equity research team at Standard & Poor's shows Wall Street investors have very different policy debates in mind.

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