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AP / Philippe Wojazer

German Economy Lags in Second Quarter

Germany’s economy slowed to a crawl during the second financial quarter this year, registering only 0.1 percent growth during that time and dampening the optimism that Germans felt after an exceptionally strong first quarter. (more)

Posted on Aug 16, 2011 READ MORE



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Job Market in a June Swoon

A measly 18,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in June, far below expectations for a rise of close to 90,000, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 9.2 percent. The numbers are a reality check ... (more)

Posted on Jul 8, 2011 READ MORE



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Global Population Expected to Continue Exploding

The U.N. forecasts the world will hold more than 10 billion people by the end of the century, including a tripling of Africa’s population.

Posted on May 3, 2011 READ MORE



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U.S. Unemployment Slips Below 9%

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent in February, the third straight monthly decline and putting it below 9 percent for the first time since April 2009.

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 READ MORE


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AP / Sang Tan

U.S. Economy Quickens Its Pace

The U.S. economy had a bit of a pickup during this year’s third quarter, showing growth of 2 percent. Meanwhile, the housing market remains limp and high unemployment recalcitrantly hovers at 9.6 percent.

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 READ MORE


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U.S. Economy’s Recovery Slows

After climbing 3.7 percent in the first three months of the year, the U.S. economy grew just 2.4 percent in the second quarter, an underwhelming performance that reinforced the reality that the recovery is struggling to find some footing.

Posted on Jul 30, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Mark Lennihan

June Gloom in the Job Picture

June’s private-sector employment growth was less than stellar, with a “dishearteningly low number” of jobs being added to domestic payrolls in a signal that the economic recovery is encountering some serious headwinds.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010 READ MORE



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Profiting From Peace

Who would have thought that peace could be good for the economy? Ask Stanley Fischer, Israel’s central bank chief, who delivered that startling pronouncement in a speech this weekend, arguing that a peace deal between his country and the Palestinians would actually help Israel achieve “one of the most advanced economies in the world.”

Posted on May 2, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / M. Spencer Green

Turning the Corner

An improving U.S. labor market has convinced President Obama that the domestic economy is “beginning to turn the corner,” though he cautions that a sustained employment boom will take time.

Posted on Apr 2, 2010 READ MORE


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U.S. Economic Growth Falls Short of Earlier Figure

Whoops! The bad news in this bulletin is that the U.S. economy didn’t grow at quite the rate—3.5 percent—from July through September that the Department of Commerce previously said it had. The good news: It still grew, albeit at the whittled-down pace of 2.8 percent during that time.

Posted on Nov 24, 2009 READ MORE



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China’s Economy Hums Along

As the U.S. struggles to recover its footing due to the economic crisis, China is expecting yet another stellar year as it reports that the country’s economy is on track to reach its target of 8 percent GDP growth this year.

Posted on Oct 22, 2009 READ MORE



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Gaza’s Baby Boom

According to a Palestinian census, the population of Gaza jumped by 40 percent between 1997 and 2007. West Bank officials expect the Gaza population, which they estimate at 1.4 million, to double over the next 21 years.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009 READ MORE


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World Economic Growth Slowest Since WWII

The world economy this year is likely to grow at a rate of only 0.5 percent, according to the International Monetary Fund, which re-evaluated its figures after the U.K. officially entered into recession last week. The growth rate, as projected, is the lowest in more than 60 years.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009 READ MORE


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China Gets the (Sooty) Gold in Power Emissions

China’s unceasing economic growth has always worried environmentalists, and a new report by the Center for Global Development may put those concerns on a new level. After increasing power-plant emissions by a third this year, China’s coal-based power sector is poised to be the most polluting in the world ... even worse than that of the United States.

Posted on Aug 27, 2008 READ MORE


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Bloomberg.com

It Ain’t Argentina This Time

The International Monetary Fund, the darling lending institution of neoliberal capitalists, believes that the U.S.‘s current mortgage crisis is dragging down the world economy. The IMF is predicting at least a two-year global economic downturn, led by the U.S. credit crunch, that also has a gambling chance of turning into a “global recession.”

Posted on Apr 9, 2008 READ MORE


Study Raises Doubts About ADHD Meds for Kids

Here’s a study that the makers of Ritalin probably won’t love:  Researchers working on the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children With ADHD, which has been tracking 600 kids in treatment for ADHD since the 1990s, now question earlier findings about the effectiveness of medication and raise new concerns. 

Posted on Nov 17, 2007 READ MORE


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Yangtze River Dolphin, We Hardly Knew You

If you’ve been putting off that trip to see China’s “goddess of the Yangtze,” you’ve waited too long. Scientists believe the human-sized dolphin to be the first aquatic mammal species to go extinct in half a century, a victim of China’s economic growth.

Posted on Aug 10, 2007 READ MORE


U.S. Officials Seeing New Home-Grown Terror Cells

This is according to Scott Redd, director of the National Counterterrorism Center. These groups of Islamic radicals are made up of disaffected men in their teens and 20s who draw moral inspiration from Al Qaeda and use the Internet to organize and plan potential attacks.

Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


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From crooksandliars.com

Global Warming and Its Discontents

As George Will tries to refute the mountains of evidence pertaining to the threat of global warming, New Yorker reporter Elizabeth Kolbert discusses her new book on the subject.

Posted on Mar 28, 2006 READ MORE


Report: Tax Cuts Don’t Pay for Themselves

A nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank concludes: “the tax cuts have not paid for themselves, recent economic growth and revenue growth have not been particularly strong, and revenues remain lower than had been predicted before the tax cuts were enacted.”

Posted on Mar 10, 2006 READ MORE


Google CFO Says Growth Is Slowing

The 800-pound gorilla’s rampage has started to slow down a bit, as evidenced by the chief financial officer’s admission that the search company will have to find new ways to boost revenue.
Related: Check out Truthdig’s eye-opening report on Google’s grasp of the intimate details of your life.

Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE


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