Greece asks EU partners for help to make migrant deal work| Reuters
Mar 22, 2016 at 02:16 | Source:
LESBOS, Greece Greece asked its European partners on Monday for help implementing a deal with Turkey meant to stem an influx of migrants into Europe, as hundreds more - many unaware of the new rules - streamed from their boats onto Greek islands.For ...
China shifts axed miners to lower-paid jobs in farming, cleaning| Reuters
Mar 20, 2016 at 10:30 | Source:
SHUANGYASHAN, China Anticipating millions of layoffs from bloated state-owned coal and steel companies, Chinese authorities are shunting redundant workers into jobs in farming, forestry and public services.While this may keep unemployment rates under...
U.S. job market tightening; manufacturing sector healing | Reuters
Mar 18, 2016 at 03:45 | Source:
WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose from a five-month low last week, but remained below a level associated with a strengthening labor market as the economy regains momentum after a slow fourth quarter.Other data o...
Canada says foreign worker break for seafood plants a one-off| Reuters
Mar 18, 2016 at 00:31 | Source:
WINNIPEG, Manitoba Canada's move to loosen restrictions on hiring foreign workers for east coast seafood plants was a one-time decision, and the government is not convinced other sectors need similar measures, the country's employment minister said o...
Yellen steers Fed with cautious hand, despite hints of inflation| Reuters
Mar 18, 2016 at 00:30 | Source:
WASHINGTON Federal Reserve policymakers urging caution over interest rate hikes have gained the upper hand in the central bank's internal debate, but the risk for the U.S. economy is that they are wrong to downplay a recent rise in inflation. In word...
More cautious Fed now sees only two rate hikes this year| Reuters
Mar 17, 2016 at 02:15 | Source:
WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday and cut the expected pace of future monetary policy tightening as a weak global economy continued to weigh on policymakers despite ongoing U.S. growth and a healthy labour market....