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  • Related story: Gov. Jindal pushes oil and coal use, rejects climate change rules

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who hopes to use detailed position papers to build a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, released an energy plan Tuesday that calls for expanded oil and gas production and reversing the Obama administration's...
  • Greek unemployment dips to 27 percent in June

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's jobless rate eased marginally to 27.0 percent in June from a downwardly revised 27.1 percent in May, Greek statistics agency ELSTAT said on Thursday. June's reading was the lowest since January 2013, when it stood at 26.8...
  • Microsoft layoffs: Best and worst of times

    It was the best of times and the worst of times in Redmond, Wash., Thursday. Microsoft announced its latest round of layoffs at an otherwise high point for the company. It appears to have successfully repositioned itself as a mobile-first, cloud-first...
  • China August inflation cools more than expected, gives room for more stimulus

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's consumer inflation cooled more than expected in August, further evidence that the economy is losing momentum, but economists are divided over whether Beijing will use the extra room to announce fresh stimulus measures. The...
  • Microsoft Eliminates 2,100 Jobs in Latest Round of Layoffs

    Microsoft handed out pinkslips to 2,100 employees Thursday as part of the company's plans to reduce its workforce by 18,000 through the end of the year. Those impacted by the cutbacks this week involved staff across all of its divisions, including...
  • Australia jobs rise by most on record, in huge surprise

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian employment surged by the most on record in August and far beyond the most optimistic forecast, on the face of it a stunningly strong report that should calm recent concerns about the health of the economy. The local dollar...
  • U.S. House Speaker Boehner bemoans notion 'I don't have to work'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday expressed his dissatisfaction with a chronically high jobless rate and complained of a "very sick idea" that the unemployed would "rather just sit around." The top...
  • Microsoft lays off 2,100 employees

    Microsoft lays off 2,100 employees
    Microsoft is notifying approximately 2,100 employees Thursday that they're being laid off in the second round of layoffs since the company announced in July that it would be cutting 18,000 jobs. The cuts are spread across multiple business units and...
  • Warner Bros. Expected to Cut as Many as 1,000 Jobs

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Warner Bros. Entertainment is expected to cut as many as 900 to 1,000 jobs worldwide as part of a studio-wide cost-cutting move, according to people familiar with the company's plans. The estimated reductions would amount to...
  • America deserves good jobs more than raises

    America deserves good jobs more than raises
    President Obama said, "The bottom line is, America deserves a raise." I disagree; the bottom line is: America deserves decent jobs! Congress and the administration don't deserve raises. Anyone with a 38 percent approval rating should be fired. When...
  • Affordable, thriving cities across the country

    Affordable, thriving cities across the country
    The cheapest places to live aren't necessarily the best places to live. Cities with super-low living costs can suffer from high unemployment, poverty and a lack of services. So while cost of living is an important consideration in choosing where you...