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Brazil debates economic cost of corruption investigation

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is raising hackles after warning that the mega Petrobras corruption probe is paralyzing essential sectors of the Brazilian economy, like oil and construction.

Will robots take away your job? Special

In the classic sci fi film, “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” a robot vaporizes anyone standing in its way. In reality, though, it’s not people that robots are vaporizing, it’s their jobs.

Tunisia PM urges patience after social unrest

Tunis - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid pleaded Saturday for people to be "patient" after a wave of protests against poverty and unemployment in the worst social unrest since the 2011 revolution.

Tunisia imposes curfew after worst post-revolt unrest

Tunis - Tunisia on Friday declared a nighttime curfew across the country after a wave of protests and clashes that constitute the most serious outbreak of social unrest since its 2011 revolution.

Tunisia police disperse new protest after jobless man's death

Kasserine - Tunisian police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of job-seeking demonstrators in the impoverished town of Kasserine, in a second day of protests after the death of an unemployed man.

Op-Ed: Hollande says 'economic emergency' equal to terrorism

Paris - Socialist President Francois Hollande is not a popular man in France due to perpetually high unemployment rates in that country. An especially weak economy is chipping away at his poll numbers and the presidential election is little more than a year away.

Major pharmaceutical companies announce big layoffs

We are only into the early days of 2016 but this hasn’t slowed the actions of companies doing anything to protect their share prices. Two big pharmaceutical companies have already announced plant closures and layoffs.

As Spanish polls near, disillusioned jobless struggle on

Madrid - Gema Martin remembers with a touch of nostalgia the time when she had medical insurance, holidays... in other words, a job.

Refugee crisis tests Sweden's lofty aim of 'equality for all'

Malm - Aneta Moura, who emigrated to Sweden from Greece 43 years ago, says the last ethnic Swede has moved off her street in Malmo's Rosengard neighbourhood and youths with nothing to do hang out on the streets at all hours.

Review: ‘Traders’ deals in humour and extraordinary enterprise Special

‘Traders’ is a darkly humoured and entertaining story about a couple of guys who realize they can profit from the desperation of others guilt-free. Fantasia Film Festival plays host to two sold-out screenings of the film.

From building sites to pumpkin patches in Spain's crisis

Madrid - Five years ago, during Spain's housing boom, Felix Jumbo worked as a builder. Now he digs pumpkins and cabbages in a district where construction cranes once swung.Like millions in Spain, the 51-year-old Ecuadorian lost his job.

Sardinia's poor defy anti-immigrant mood to help refugees

Italy's wealthy north may have tired of asylum seekers, but in one of the poorest regions of Sardinia locals are clothing and feeding refugee families.

Many jobless Americans have given up on looking for employment

The unemployment rate officially dropped to 5.4 percent in April, but a closer examination shows that 40 percent of America's 8.5 million unemployed people have given up on the job search. This data suggests that the labor market is worse than it seems.

Spain's school dropout zone Andalusia votes for jobs

Spain - Daniel, Alejandro and Adrian had never had a real job before, but a few days before an election in their Andalusian home region one landed in each of their laps as if by magic.

Four killed in Bosnian mine waste slide

Sarajevo - Four people illegally extracting coal from an opencast mine in Bosnia have been killed in a slag heap slide, authorities said Sunday.

How unemployment triggers personality changes

Stirling - A new tranche of research has found that longer-term unemployment alters people's personalities in different ways. This includes making people less agreeable and open, which, in turn hampers people who undergo such changes from securing work.

Op-Ed: Many Americans in prison due to weak job market, tough hiring

Why are so many Americans in prison? Many factors are to blame, but one thing that likely keeps offenders returning to lockup is the new, weaker economy that makes it tougher for one-time offenders to find decent jobs.

An artsy solution provides disabled artists employment Special

Chicago - One of the biggest ongoing advocacy efforts by anyone in the disability community is employment awareness. Activists promote the message that disabled people are just as competent, sometimes better, workers than their non disabled colleagues

UN warns of growing inequality and joblessness

Geneva - Unemployment will rise by 11 million in the next five years due to slower growth and turbulence, the UN warned on Tuesday.

Op-Ed: New Afghan president can halt Taliban advance with jobs

With Ashraf Ghani now sworn in as the new president of Afghanistan in a rare peaceful transition of power, an historic opportunity arises for President Ghani to attack a fundamental source of the insurgency.

Labor market benefits from higher unemployment rates

Compared to last year, the amount of unemployment benefits at the state level hiked up 12,000 to reach 293,000, according to the Labor Department.

Renzi shows fierce side as battle for Italy reform intensifies

Rome - He's promised to shake-up recession-plagued Italy, but Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's ambitious schemes to revive the eurozone's third largest economy have hit a stumbling block, amid a fierce row with powerful trade unions.

Op-Ed: Welfare reform is greatly needed in the U.S.

Our nation needs a welfare system that people will benefit from, not chain them to the system of which they can never escape. A revised system created of four branches could correct, accelerate and improve the process by doing just a few simple things.

Op-Ed: Obama gets big boost as thousands more get jobs

New York - If conventional wisdom, which holds that the economy is always the top issue, then President Barack Obama jump started his popularity Thursday. Americans will celebrate July 4 knowing many more have jobs.

Op-Ed: India's gang-rape problems may be tied to lack of toilets

India is second in the world in the number of reported rapes annually. The U.S. is at the head of the list, but critics say this is only because many rapes in India go unreported. Rapes have increased tenfold in the past 40 years.

British unemployment rate drops below 7%

London - Britain's unemployment rate dropped to a five-year low point of 6.9 percent in the quarter to February, as the country's economic recovery picks up speed before next year's general election.The rate dropped from 7.

British unemployment rate drops below 7%

London - Britain's unemployment rate dropped to a five-year low point of 6.9 percent in the quarter to February, as the country's economic recovery picks up speed before next year's general election.The rate dropped from 7.

Op-Ed: Losing benefits isn’t prodding unemployed back to work

The verdict is in — cutting unemployment benefits does not help workers. Surprised? Hardly. Squabbles between congressional Republicans and Democrats resulted in the end of federal emergency unemployment benefits for over 2 million Americans.

South Korea's jobless rate falls to 3.5% in March

Seoul - South Korea's unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent in March thanks to new jobs created in agriculture and social services, state data showed Wednesday. The seasonally-adjusted figure compares to 3.

U.S. posts modest but solid job growth in March

Washington - The United States added a modest 192,000 jobs in March as the economy emerged from a brutal winter, while the unemployment rate held steady, Labor Department data showed.
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