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Unemployment

Unemployment occurs when a person is available and willing to work but currently without work. The prevalence of unemployment is usually measured using the unemployment rate, which is defined as the percentage of those in the labor force who are unemployed. The unemployment rate is also used in economic studies and economic indices such as the United States' Conference Board's Index of Leading Indicators as a measure of the state of macroeconomics. Read More

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Steam rises from the stacks of the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, Wyoming in this file photo taken March 14, 2014. The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to fe
BHP Billiton Open $3.4B Caval Ridge Coal Mine In Bowen Basin

By IBTimes AU

Despite the low price of coal in the international market, mining giant BHP Billiton (ASX: BHP) pushed through on Monday with the opening of its $3.4-billion Caval Ridge coal mine in Bowen Basin, Queensland. (Oct 14)

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New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning October 10, 2014

By Comsec

In the US, new claims for unemployment insurance fell by 1,000 in the latest week to 287,000, below forecasts for a result near 294,000. Wholesale sales fell 0.7% in August (forecast +0.7%) while inventories rose by 0.3% (forecast 0. (Oct 10)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde delivers opening remarks at the inaugural Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture in Washington July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
Australia Expected to Have Second Worst Unemployment Rate in Coming Years Ahead of Philippines

By IBTimes AU

The IMF has released its latest world economic outlook report. Australia was revealed as having the second worst jobless rate in the Asia-Pacific region ahead of the Philippines. (Oct 08)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IMF, GDP, AUSTRALIA, UKRAINE, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

A garbage collector pulls his cart at a shantytown in Buenos Aires May 3, 2014
Recession 2014 Watch: Jobs In The U.S. Grow But Europe Concerns Remain

By IBTimes AU

Some indicators from the U.S point to some resilience in the economy but the possibility of a global recession remains. (Oct 07)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, RETAIL, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Britain's Prince William
Cameron Wants To Shut The Door For Poor EU Workers Searching Jobs In UK: Rising Migration Rates Hurting Politically

By IBTimes AU

The UK seems to be sending out strong signals of its desire for an early divorce with the European Union. (Oct 03)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, EUROPEAN UNION, GDP

European Central Bank
Global Markets Overview – October 3, 2014

By IG Markets

The ECB meeting was the highlight of overnight trade but investors had to wait until President Mario Draghi's press conference for some real direction. After sounding very aggressive and showing willingness to do whatever it takes to spur the ec... (Oct 03)

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People walk down stairs in a train station in Tokyo's business district September 30, 2014. Japanese big manufacturers' confidence improved slightly in the three months to September, a closely watched central bank survey showed, but service-sector sentime
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning, October 2, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, the ADP national employment index showed that 213,000 private sector jobs were created in September, just above forecasts. Construction spending fell by 0.8% in August, short of forecasts for a 0.5% gain. And the ISM manufacturing index eased from 59.0 to 56. (Oct 02)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, CRUDE OIL, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER

Federal Reserve
Global Markets Overview –September 26, 2014

By IG Markets

It was risk off for global equities with investors focusing on geopolitical risk and repricing of fed hike expectations. While both these themes have been known for a while, it seems the fact price action just continues to deteriorate is discouraging investors from jumping back into equities. (Sep 26)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, GERMANY, TWITTER

U.S. Fed's Hard Line on Funding to Bring more Pain to Wall Street
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon September 25, 2014

By Comsec

The influence of the strong session on Wall Street overnight faded over the course of the Asian session in general on Thursday. In form that has become typical for the Aussie market, buyers continued to withdraw over the second half of the day, and sellers retained the edge. (Sep 25)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, WESTPAC, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION (WBC)

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Celebrities Who Were Teen Parents; The Problems That Come With Teenage Pregnancies

By IBTimes AU

Teenage pregnancies are worrisome as they can impact both the mother and child in negative ways. (Sep 25)