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The world's largest employment services group Adecco posted a 40 percent rise in third-quarter net profit on Friday, boosted by one-off gains and lower income taxes.
Tomorrow’s jobs report is more important than usual. The Fed has implied that unless the data gets really bad they are not going to lower rates again (most feel they will have to anyway). This means for the time being the markets can no longer play the "bad news is good news" story...
If the Fed isn't going to cut rates any more, that means bad news really is ... bad news. And with continuing concerns about the financial sector and oil prices, there is plenty of bad news.
The Federal Reserve pumped $41 billion into the U.S. financial system Thursday, one of its largest cash infusions to help companies get through a credit crunch that took a turn for the worse in August.
The mighty U.S. consumer may be starting to crack, just as the Federal Reserve signaled that it was through with interest rate cuts barring a sharper economic downturn.
As expected, Chrysler is wasting little time in downsizing both its work force and struggling line-up of vehicles. Today, the automaker announced it will cut another 8,500 to 10,000 jobs, including 1,000 white collar employees. This round of downsizing is on top of the 13,000 job cuts announced earlier this year as part of the plan to get Chrysler back in the black.
Personal incomes and core consumer prices increased slowly in September, but the number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless aid fell by a more-than-expected 6,000 last week.
The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless aid fell by a more-than-expected 6,000 last week, government data on Thursday showed, while the four-week moving average of claims edged up to a six-month high.
Planned U.S. layoffs fell 12 percent in October on a reduction in the number of announced firings in the financial and housing-related sectors, an independent report showed Wednesday.
The Federal Reserve, moving to head off the threat of a recession, cut two key interest rates by a quarter-point but signaled that it may be done easing rates for now.
The U.S. economy grew at a surprisingly brisk clip in the third quarter as both consumer spending and exports showed strength despite a battered housing sector.
The statement released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its October 30 & 31 meeting on interest rate policy.
The Federal Reserve is still expected to lower benchmark borrowing costs later today despite unexpected signs of strength in the economy.
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A surge in euro zone inflation in October beat all expectations, data showed, raising the odds for a rise in European Central Bank interest rates despite weakening sentiment and sending the euro up against the dollar.
Fed policy-makers began meeting as financial markets continued to bet that the central bank will cut interest rates to shore up the faltering housing and credit markets.
Europe's major indexes closed lower Tuesday as investors remained cautious in the run up to Wednesday's Federal Reserve decision and in the wake of a generally disappointing batch of major earnings reports.
U.S. consumer confidence declined for the third month in a row in October to its lowest level in two years on growing concerns about weakening business conditions and the impact that could have on the job market.
The number of jobless in Germany dipped below 3.5 million in October, a 12-year low as companies increasingly hired workers to meet demand for orders from toys to tires.
The United States is strongly committed to a strong U.S. dollar and financial markets there are recovering from the subprime loan crisis even if the housing market has yet to touch bottom, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Tuesday.