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Nigeria seeks cheap loans from international agencies: finance minister Oil producer Nigeria wants to tap financing at "concessionary rates" as low as 1.5 percent from international agencies to fund infrastructure projects before returning to the eurobond market, its finance minister said on Friday. Tumbling oil pri
Yahoo! News | Feb 6, 2016 11:39 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
States Not Waiting To Close Gender Wage Gap Efforts to close the pay gap between men and women have gone nowhere in Congress, but states are forging ahead with a string of equal pay laws. And new proposals are being debated in two dozen states.
NPR.org | Feb 6, 2016 11:14 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Unpaid and angry, some Chinese workers ditch holidays to protest By Natalie Thomas and James Pomfret QIAN'AN/DONGGUAN, China (Reuters) - This year, laborer Fan Fu and 20 or so colleagues working on the Zixia Garden apartment complex in Hebei province have not joined China's legion of migrant workers returning
Yahoo! News | Feb 6, 2016 08:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Sri Lanka requests IMF bailout to tackle budget deficit Sri Lanka has made a formal request for an IMF bailout package to aid its struggling economy after a sharp slowdown in growth and with its budget deficit widening, officials said Saturday. The International Monetary Fund confirmed the island nation had as
Yahoo! News | Feb 6, 2016 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Argentina in 'breakthrough' offer to creditors Argentina's new government has offered $6.5 billion to settle its long debt battle with "holdout" creditors, the government and a US mediator said Friday, declaring a breakthrough to the impasse. The dispute and the US court case around it
Yahoo! News | Feb 6, 2016 12:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Canadian dollar pressured by jobs loss, lower oil prices By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar lost ground against its U.S. counterpart on Friday after weak Canadian jobs data underlined the economy's struggles to cope with an oil shock, while oil prices fell and U.S. wage inflation ren
Yahoo! News | Feb 5, 2016 9:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Unemployment May Be Dropping, But It's Still Twice As High For Blacks The jobless rate fell is at an eight-year low, the government reported today. But for blacks, the rate is still 8.8 percent a bit lower than worst unemployment whites experienced in the recession.
NPR.org | Feb 5, 2016 9:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Emotional distress tied to weapon use for teens By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Even though a wide range of social and economic factors may influence whether teens get involved with weapons, two things appear to increase the odds for white, black and Hispanic youth alike emotional distress and subs
Yahoo! News | Feb 5, 2016 6:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
HSBC reaches $470M deal with US, states over banking abuses WASHINGTON (AP) Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country's economic meltdown, the Justice Depart
Yahoo! News | Feb 5, 2016 6:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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President Barack Obama takes victory lap on economy WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama on Friday used a new jobs report to continue his victory lap on the economy and jab at the Republicans vying for his job.
Yahoo! News | Feb 5, 2016 6:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend