Jobs Unemployment

  • The Tiffany & Co. store in New York City.

    President Obama meets his peers, Tiffany reports earnings after the earthquake and Google jumps into the mobile payment game. Here's what we're watching...

  • Japanese job fair

    Thursday rolls around again, and so do weekly jobless claims, the new nail-biter number traders are watching.

  • made_in_china_label_200.jpg

    As more and more steps of the manufacturing process are outsourced to other countries, American products are harder to find, and often more expensive to purchase. Can "Made in America" survive in a global economy?

  • european_union_cracked_200.jpg

    Greece should receive another tranche of aid from the European Union to enable it to have a second chance and restructure later, according to an analyst.

  • global_markets_4_200.jpg

    The developing world is losing momentum and the risk is that this transfers to a loss of earnings momentum for the big internationals in the leading indices like the S&P 500, the DJ Euro Stoxx and the FTSE 100.

  • greece_church_flag_200.jpg

    The Greek government is unsurprisingly unable to find consensus on new, even stronger austerity measures aimed meeting the terms of its bailout by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

  • greece_flag_cracked_200.jpg

    European leaders are pushing to impose measures that would ensure the Greek government lives up to its promise to deliver €50 billion ($70 billion) in privatization proceeds, amid skepticism that Athens can carry out the sell-offs reports the FT.

  • greece_church_flag_200.jpg

    Financial repression is a term that has been making headlines recently.  Associated with default via forced lending to governments, low rates, cross border capital controls and high inflation, financial repression allows the indebted to lower the cost of their debt at the expense of creditors.

  • Aerial view of a town square Bruges Belgium

    Fitch became the second ratings agency to threaten Belgium with a credit downgrade on Monday, saying a lack of government undermined budget efforts in one of the euro zone's most indebted states.

  • President Barack Obama

    US President Barack Obama (or Barack O’Bama as some Irish jokers have dubbed him) is one of many Americans with Irish roots who come back to the old country to visit the places their ancestors left.

  • greece_flag_cracked_200.jpg

    The CEO of Europe's largest insurer by gross premiums and market capitalization has called for more aid for Greece and a plan to help the country's growth, according to German media reports.

  • Beijing, China

    In the face of an unwavering adherence by the US to highly accommodative policies, China is faced with the prospect of recycling its ever growing FX reserves into nations or regions that it probably has fundamental fiscal concerns about.

  • italy_rome_200.jpg

    S&P cut its outlook on Italian debt at the weekend, citing fear over its growth record, weak reform process and the likely impact of reducing its high government debt.

  • The European Central Bank is facing a potential crisis of its own because of "skeleton" risks amounting to several hundreds of billions of euros on its balance sheet, Dow Jones reported quoting Der Spiegel magazine.

  • Senator Tom Coburn

    I spoke with the terribly smart, tough, fiscal conservative Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) about why he walked out of the "Gang of Six" bipartisan budget talks. In short, what he told me was that the "Gang of Six" budget-cutting package was simply too small.

  • job_candidates_200.jpg

    Unemployment rates fell last month in more than three-quarters of nation's states, evidence that companies are feeling more confident in the U.S. economy.

  • Demonstrators block a police car on the parking lot of the Madrid transport bus company during the general strike held in whole Spain in Madrid as unions launched a 24-hour general strike all around Spain to protest tough government labor reforms and austerity measures.

    Spain's electoral oversight body ruled that jobs protests which young people are staging across the country would be illegal over the coming election weekend, but some demonstrators said they would defy the ban.

  • job_interview.jpg

    As the economy improves, businesses large and small are going to be fighting for the best talent. Employees who have stayed loyal because of fear of making a change in dire economic times are starting to look in earnest. The best employees may even have the luxury of choosing between multiple options.

  • economy_down1.jpg

    A surprise dip in April existing home sales and weak regional manufacturing data supports the bearish view that the second quarter may prove weaker than expected.

  • graduation_ceremony_200.jpg

    Evidence is emerging that the damage wrought by the sour economy is more widespread than just a few careers led astray or postponed. Even for college graduates — the people who were most protected from the slings and arrows of recession — the outlook is rather bleak. The New York Times reports.