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The U.S. Economy Looks Great, Unless You're a Manufacturer

On Friday the Labor Department announced that the U.S. economy had added more than 211,000 jobs in November, and that the unemployment rate held …

Japan's economic troubles hit single-parent families and children especially hard

Yumi, a 30-year-old working mother with two daughters, takes a calculator whenever she goes shopping. Every yen counts when your budget for a week's groceries is about $24.<p>Yumi shops at discount markets and looks for sales, but last month she went to City Hall and asked for help. Officials there …

Income Inequality

US Air Force running out of bombs to fight ISIS

The U.S. military says its 15-month bombing campaign on the Islamic State is depleting its munitions supply and that additional money and other support is “critical” for “the long fight.”<p>"We're expending munitions faster than we can replenish them,” Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said …

Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Syria oil trucks shows vehicles engulfed by huge flames

Shocking footage shows firefighters attempting to tackle three blazing oil trucks in Syria that were allegedly targeted during Russian airstrikes<p><i>Warning: Video contains images some viewers may find distressing</i><p>This is the dramatic aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on oil tanks in Syria, which …

Man's attempt to kill spider confused with domestic violence, sparks police call

A man's noisy attempts to kill a spider caused his neighbors to call the police, reporting a suspected violent domestic incident.<p>Officers in Sydney went to the address after numerous calls were made claiming a woman could be heard screaming hysterically and a man yelling "I'm going to kill you, …

Pope Francis Calls Christmas ‘A Charade’: ‘The Whole World Is at War’

Pope Francis delivered a powerful sermon last week when he told churchgoers that, although the holiday season is nearly upon them, now is not a time …

Pope Francis

At this point, the Fed is 'damned if they do, damned if they don't'

The market has already priced in a high probability for the liftoff from 0% interest rates (68% as of Friday). Many economists are also forecasting December.<p>According to Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at Stifel, the Fed has without a doubt set up expectations for next month but also put itself in …

Federal Reserve

NATO tests its capabilities _ and wants Russia to take note

US paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg in North Carolina, jump of the US C-17 Globemaster aircraft during a NATO military demonstration in Zaragoza, Spain, Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015. NATO is putting on its most fearsome display of military might in over a decade with soldiers, …

Nasa predicts near-miss with asteroid on Halloween

Today is Halloween and an asteroid is going to be flying closer to Earth than any has since 2006, according to Nasa<p>An asteroid is due to pass by Earth today and miss us by a whisker, according to Nasa.<p>Well, if whiskers were 499,000km long, at any rate. The asteroid was spotted by Nasa a fortnight …

Russia Sends Its Only Aircraft Carrier To Syria, Signals It Is Just Getting Started

As should be abundantly clear by now, The Kremlinis adopting a “slightly” different strategy when it comes to combatting terror in the Mid-East than …

‘You Thought Obamacare Was Shocking?’: Drudge Reveals What Supreme Court Justice Said ‘To My Face’

Matt Drudge warned in a rare interview Tuesday that future decisions on digital copyright laws could stifle free speech, including putting an end to his popular Drudge Report website.<p>The comments came in a radio interview with Alex Jones.<p>“I had a Supreme Court justice tell me to my face it’s over …

Russia deliberately targeting CIA-backed rebels in Syria, says US

American officials claim Russia bombing of US-backed Syrian rebels intentional as Nato warns over incursions into Turkish airspace<p>Russia is deliberately bombing CIA-backed rebels in Syria, US officials have claimed for the first time, as Nato warned that two incursions by Russian jets into Turkish …

Weak Jobs Data Can’t Keep U.S. Stocks Down

Energy and materials shares boost market despite economic-growth worries<p>Stocks climbed, as a rally in the price of oil boosted the shares of energy and materials companies after a weak jobs report.<p>The gains pushed major stock indexes into positive territory for the week.<p>U.S. bond yields and stocks …

Glencore insiders pour millions into crashing shares

Investors dumped Glencore as fast as they could earlier this week but the company's directors and senior executives are pouring millions into the struggling commodities giant.<p>The shares collapsed by 29% on Monday, forcing the mining and trading conglomerate to dismiss market talk that it was at …

China's collapsing housing market is a massive threat to the economy

China's economy grew at its slowest rate in 24 years in 2014, just 7.4%. Its stock market has fallen around 40% since hitting multi-year highs in mid-June. And the government is burning through cash reserves to prop it up. China's debt is also twice the size of its GDP.<p>Now it looks like we can add …

Wall Street's pros are still awfully bullish

Wall Street's stock market gurus have been hacking away at their year-end targets for the S&P 500.<p>Amid the past two months' market tumble, strategists from UBS, Goldman Sachs, RBC Capital, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and elsewhere have adjusted their outlooks for a …