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U.S. labor market on solid ground as jobless rate hits eight-year low| Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 06:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but rising wages and an unemployment rate at an eight-year low suggested the labor market recovery remains firm.Non-far...

Technology rout pushes Nasdaq to lowest close since 2014| Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 04:45 | Source: FirstPost

The Nasdaq Composite that includes large-cap technology names like Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook led another broad rout on Wall Street Friday, closing at its lowest level since October 2014.Many stocks that had led on the way up in 2015 led the wa...

Technology stocks lead Wall Street selloff| Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 02:45 | Source: FirstPost

U.S. stocks added to losses in late Friday trading, led by a 3-percent drop on the Nasdaq following weak forecasts from technology companies including LinkedIn (LNKD.N).LinkedIn was down 45 percent at $105.67, a day after the company's revenue foreca...

U.S. labour market on solid ground as jobless rate hits eight-year low| Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 01:30 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but rising wages and an unemployment rate at an eight-year low suggested the labour market recovery remains firm.Nonfar...

Wall Street extends selloff after jobs data; tech stocks slump| Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

Wall Street extended a sharp selloff in afternoon trading on Friday after data showing the U.S. unemployment rate had hit an eight-year low in January revived the prospect of a Fed rate hike this year, and tech stocks sold off heavily following weak ...

Wall St falls sharply after jobs data; tech stocks hit| Reuters

Feb 05, 2016 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

Wall Street was sharply lower on Friday after data showing the U.S. unemployment rate had hit an eight-year low in January revived the prospect of a Fed rate hike this year, and tech stocks sold off heavily following weak forecasts.Nonfarm payrolls i...

Wall St down as jobs report renews rate rise concerns | Reuters

Feb 05, 2016 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

Wall Street opened lower on Friday after data showing a surge in wages in January and an eight-year low unemployment rate kept the prospects of a Fed rate hike alive this year.Nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs last month, below the 190,000 e...

US jobs growth slows in January, but unemployment rate at 8-year low

Feb 05, 2016 at 19:53 | Source: FirstPost

U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but surging wages and an unemployment rate at an eight-year low suggested the labor market recovery remains firm.Nonfarm payrolls ...

Gold perched near three-mth high ahead of US jobs, eyes best week in four| Reuters

Feb 05, 2016 at 07:15 | Source: FirstPost

MANILA Gold, trading near its highest since October on Friday, is on track to score its strongest weekly gain in a month as the U.S. dollar is pressured by growing doubts that the Federal Reserve can stick to its interest rate hike campaign.FUNDAMENT...

Dollar nurses losses as payrolls report looms| Reuters

Feb 05, 2016 at 06:15 | Source: FirstPost

TOKYO The dollar steadied in Asian trading on Friday but remained on track for weekly losses, as investors braced for U.S. employment figures later in the session for the latest clues on the outlook for the Federal Reserve's monetary tightening path....

France's Hollande sounds out environmentalist to join government in reshuffle| Reuters

Feb 04, 2016 at 04:46 | Source: FirstPost

PARIS French President Francois Hollande has sounded out an environmentalist to join the government in a cabinet reshuffle widely expected soon, a source said on Wednesday.Europe 1 radio said Hollande had offered an enlarged Environment Ministry to t...

Interview: Don't take Lebanon's stability for granted - U.N. envoy| Reuters

Feb 04, 2016 at 01:16 | Source: FirstPost

BEIRUT Lebanon has weathered five years of Middle Eastern turmoil remarkably well but its stability should not be taken for granted and it needs long-term financial help to cope with a huge number of Syrian refugees, a senior U.N. official said.U.N. ...

Pakistan Army chief accuses 'foreign adversaries' of supporting terrorism

Feb 03, 2016 at 17:12 | Source: FirstPost

Karachi: Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province has become a hotbed for proxy wars for regional and global powers pursuing a grand strategy as he accused foreign forces of supporting terrorism in the state, army chief General Raheel Sharif said...

Oil sinks for second day on fading hopes of output deal, weather| Reuters

Feb 03, 2016 at 03:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK Oil slumped for the second straight day, with U.S. crude ending 5.5 percent lower on Tuesday, as hopes of a deal to curb one of the worst supply gluts in history continued to fade amid concerns that mild winter weather in the U.S. will dampe...

Is Maneka Gandhi putting mothers at grave risk by trying to save the girl child?

Feb 02, 2016 at 17:32 | Source: FirstPost

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhis proposal to make sex-determination tests during pregnancy mandatory to save the girl child is a radical idea.It tells us that the minister takes ...

Is Maneka Gandhi putting the mother at grave risk by trying to save the girl child?

Feb 02, 2016 at 14:37 | Source: FirstPost

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhis proposal to make sex-determination tests during pregnancy mandatory to save the girl child is a radical idea.It tells us that the minister takes ...

Oil falls on China economic woes, rising OPEC supply| Reuters

Feb 02, 2016 at 08:45 | Source: FirstPost

SINGAPORE Oil prices fell for a second session in Asian trade on Tuesday as worries about top energy consumer China and rising oil supply weighed on markets, although possible talks between OPEC and Russia on production cuts offered some support.Bren...

Boosting Middle East economy is way to beat extremism - Iranian president| Reuters

Jan 27, 2016 at 01:46 | Source: FirstPost

ROME Generating economic growth in the Middle East is crucial to defeating extremism, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, putting forward his country as a regional trade hub and pillar of stability. Rouhani is on a four-day trip to Ital...

Amidst constitutional crisis, Arunachal governor hoists Tricolour, calls for corruption-free admin

Jan 26, 2016 at 13:42 | Source: FirstPost

Itanagar:Amidst a political crisis, Arunachal Pradesh today joined the rest of the country in celebrating the 67th Republic Day with Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa giving a clarion call for a corruption-free administration.Unfurling the national fla...

Trudeau's Canadian honeymoon cut short by oil crash, economic woes | Reuters

Jan 26, 2016 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

TORONTO With growth fading, oil prices in freefall and a currency having touched a 12-year low, Canadas new Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau faces an early end to his political honeymoon, confronted by an economic slump with no easy exit.While voracious ...

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