Jobless families occupy Spain's tourist homes

Jul 28, 2014

Jobless families occupy Spain's tourist homes

Unable to pay her mortgage, Manoli Herrera turned over her apartment to the bank and moved into one of six abandoned buildings occupied by other jobless families in Sanlucar de Barrameda, a seaside town on Spain’s southern coast. “I did not want my two ...

May 10, 2014

Middle-aged men at risk from rows

Think again before you pick another fight with your tearaway daughter or go head-to-toe once more with the people next door over their late-night parties. Danish researchers say people who argue constantly with relatives, friends or neighbors are more than twice as likely to ...

May 2, 2014

U.S. gains 288,000 jobs, most in 2 years

U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years, evidence that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth. The Labor Department also said Friday that the unemployment rate sank to 6.3 percent, its lowest level ...

January jobless rate stays flat at 3.7%

Feb 28, 2014

January jobless rate stays flat at 3.7%

The unemployment rate remained flat at 3.7 percent in January, while job availability improved for the 14th straight month as the nascent economic recovery helped boost corporate profits, government data showed Friday. The number of people out of work fell a seasonally adjusted 0.8 ...

Nov 29, 2013

October jobless rate stays flat at 4%

The unemployment rate in October was unchanged at 4.0 percent from the previous month, while job availability improved for the first time in two months with corporate profits picking up on the back of the economic recovery, government data showed Friday. The number of ...

Oct 27, 2013

Spanish jobless rely on pensioners in order to survive

After a career spent repairing trains, Francisco Marcos Gallego once thought he and his wife would end their days in comfort. Instead they are struggling to support their unemployed son and his children. “Even if it is hard, as long as I am alive, ...

Hope surfaces as bankrupt Detroit eyes rebirth

Oct 13, 2013

Hope surfaces as bankrupt Detroit eyes rebirth

by Mira Oberman

The hollow hulk of Detroit’s once-majestic train station draws a steady stream of tourists to see how far the mighty Motor City has fallen. The Beaux Arts building was the tallest railway station in the world when it was built in 1913, and its ...