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Spain’s unemployment rate edges up


July 28th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 28 (IANS/EFE) Spain's economic crisis continued to take its toll on employment in the second quarter, with the jobless rate edging up to 24.6 percent overall and more ... Read more...

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Job shortage: part-timers on rise in Britain


May 16th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) The number of men taking up part-time work due to being unable to find a full-time job in Britain has more than doubled in the last ... Read more...

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Sarkozy, Hollande square off in fierce TV debate


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 3 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist challenger Francois Hollande went through a fierce verbal battle in a prime-time televised debate that lasted for almost three hours ... Read more...

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Britain’s Princess Beatrice wants ‘real job’


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Princess Beatrice, fifth-in-line to the British throne, will not be performing royal duties for the queen but wants to get an actual job.The 23-year-old elder daughter ... Read more...

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Unemployment in France grows in October


November 29th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 29 (IANS) The number of jobless people in France grew by 1.2 percent in October from a month earlier, as sluggish economic activities slowed job creation in the ... Read more...

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US loses 54,000 jobs, Obama promises new package


September 4th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) As the US lost 54,000 jobs last month, President Barack Obama promised a new package of ideas next week on job creation and lashed ... Read more...

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Sops for all in West Bengal budget (Lead)


March 22nd, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Apparently eyeing next year's assembly polls, the West Bengal government Monday sharply hiked the outlay for minorities, promised rice at Rs.2 a kg to the lowest 20 percent ... Read more...

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US unemployment rate highest since 1983


October 3rd, 2009 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 3 (DPA) The US economy continued to shed jobs in the construction, manufacturing, retail and government branches, with the unemployment rate rising to 9.8 percent in September, the government ... Read more...

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US stocks fall despite housing gains


September 30th, 2009 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 30 (DPA) US stocks fell Tuesday amid a drop in consumer confidence and concerns about unemployment, even as data showed housing prices soared in July by the most in ... Read more...

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Is Japan poised for change?


August 30th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Lars Nicolaysen Tookamachi (Japan), Aug 30 (DPA) Yoshiaki Fukuzaki glanced across a dozen rice terraces clinging to a steep slope, a serious expression on his face."It is getting increasingly difficult to ... Read more...

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America’s unemployment figures continue to climb


June 6th, 2009 - 12:13 am ICT by John Le Fevre
The number of people unemployed in the US rocketed to a 26-year high of 9.4 percent of the workforce in May, according to government figures released on Friday.According to the Department of ... Read more...

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US stocks slide on jobless forecast and energy earnings


June 4th, 2009 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 4 (DPA) Major US stock indices declined Wednesday for the first time in five days ahead of a monthly jobs report, a drop in oil prices and poor earnings ... Read more...

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American worries over unemployment triple


March 17th, 2009 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) More than a third of the Americans today, or thrice as many as last year, are worried about rising unemployment instead of rising gas prices and inflation, according ... Read more...

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Unemployment rates rises high in Australia


March 12th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
In the last four years, Australia's unemployment rate rose up to 5.2 per cent in February as the number of full-time jobs slumped, according to official data released on Thursday.Prime Minister Kevin ... Read more...

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Canadian dollar sinks to five-year low


March 10th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 10 (IANS) The Canadian dollar sank to its lowest level in five years Monday amid continuing market slide on the opening day of the week. The loonie (as the Canadian dollar ... Read more...

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Lingering credit crisis choking US economy


February 4th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) A lingering credit crisis is choking investment in moneymaking ventures that could help activate US economy mired in its worst downturn in decades, according to a new corporate ... Read more...

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1 in 7 Americans can”t read


January 11th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): About 14 percent of U.S. adults can''t read because theyre illiterate, according to a new study.Some 32 million U.S. adults lack basic prose literacy skill, which means ... Read more...

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In 2008, Wall Street dropped most since Great Depression


January 1st, 2009 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 1 (DPA) US stocks gained Wednesday as weekly unemployment figures dropped, but Wall Street still saw its steepest yearly slide since the Great Depression.The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average ... Read more...

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Wall Street gain in last day of trading for year


January 1st, 2009 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 1 (DPA) US stocks finished the year with gains Wednesday as weekly unemployment figures dropped, but Wall Street still ended the year with its steepest slide since the Great ... Read more...

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I’m going to confront this economic crisis: Obama (Lead)


November 8th, 2008 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) US president-elect has vowed to ease credit crisis, help American families and restore growth and prosperity as the country faces the "greatest economic challenge of our lifetime"."We are ... Read more...

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More than a million Britons will be out of job by Christmas


October 12th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): More than a million Britons will be out of work and on the dole by next month as the toxic fallout from Black October filters down to ... Read more...

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US stocks tumble on falling energy stocks, jobless claims


September 5th, 2008 - 9:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (DPA) US stocks posted sharp losses Thursday as oil prices continued to fall and weekly jobless numbers sparked wider concerns about the state of employment in a sluggish US ... Read more...

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US stocks fall on General Motors losses, unemployment


August 2nd, 2008 - 8:52 am ICT by IANS
DPA New York, Aug 2 (DPA) Stocks fell on Wall Street Friday pushed by billions in losses at largest US automaker General Motors, higher unemployment figures and rising oil prices. GM lost $15.5 ... Read more...

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Interest-rate, inflation fears drive Asian stocks down


June 10th, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Tokyo, June 10 (DPA) Concerns about higher interest rates and inflation sent Asia-Pacific stocks plunging Tuesday with China seeing the biggest declines, its largest in 16 months. Shares in China's two stock ... Read more...

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Wall Street drops on record oil price, unemployment figures


June 7th, 2008 - 7:11 am ICT by IANS
DPA New York, June 7 (DPA) US stocks dropped the most since the start of the year Friday after crude oil surged to a record high and jobless rate rose to 5.5 percent. ... Read more...

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Quieting the R-word: US economy proving robust


May 20th, 2008 - 8:54 am ICT by admin
By Frank Brandmaier Washington, May 20 (DPA) In television lifestyle reports, predictions by respected economists and even the US presidential race, there has been no escape for months from the dreaded R-word: recession. ... Read more...

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