Feb 11, 2015

45,000 suicides each year linked to unemployment, study shows

Around 45,000 suicides each year are attributable to unemployment, according to a survey of 63 countries published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal on Wednesday. Health watchdogs should regard unemployment as a continuous suicide risk, and not only at times of economic crisis, its authors ...

For investors, a new game plan after U.S. jobs report

| Feb 7, 2015

For investors, a new game plan after U.S. jobs report

A blowout jobs report has changed the calculus for investors for what the Federal Reserve might do in coming months, resetting expectations for how markets might behave if the U.S. economy continues to strengthen even as global growth lags. Strong job market growth, along ...

Feb 6, 2015

Both TransAsia plane engines lost power before Taiwan crash

One of the engines on TransAsia Airways Flight 235 went idle 37 seconds after takeoff, and the pilots may have shut off the remaining engine before attempting to restart them, but the plane crashed before that could happen, Taiwan’s top aviation safety official said ...

Feb 5, 2015

Fast-growing Asian airlines race to find qualified pilots

The deadly crash of a TransAsia plane into a river in Taiwan is again focusing the world’s attention on the safety challenges facing fast-growing Asian airlines. TransAsia has been adding new routes rapidly since the Taiwanese carrier went public in 2011. TransAsia and others ...

Jan 31, 2015

Japanese workers average 16 hours of unpaid overtime a month

About 40 percent of Japanese workers put in unpaid overtime and their uncompensated overtime adds up to 16 hours a month on average, a labor union survey shows. The survey by the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo) also found that around 40 percent of ...

Consumer optimism puts  U.S. economy on steady course

| Jan 31, 2015

Consumer optimism puts U.S. economy on steady course

There’s a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness. Companies have been hiring at healthy rates for the past year. Layoffs hover near historic lows. Auto ...

Jan 27, 2015

Toyota to change age-based pay scale

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to change its seniority-based pay structure for workers in Japan that will erase salary gaps between age groups, the company’s human resources chief said on Tuesday. The carmaker will consider introducing performance pay for younger employees and wants to tie ...