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Australian unemployment will rise to 6% next year, says IMF

Australia's unemployment rate is expected to rise in 2014 as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) downgrades growth prospects for the nation.<p>The treasurer, Joe Hockey, on Wednesday confirmed figures released overnight in the IMF's World Economic Outlook, outlining future risks for Australia and …

Why Millennials Are Ditching Cars And Redefining Ownership

<i>Part of a series of stories produced in collaboration with</i><i>Youth Radio</i><i>on the changing car culture in America.</i><p>You might think there's one place in America you absolutely need a car: Los Angeles. You'd be wrong.<p>"I have been in L.A. without a car for two years now," says Alyssa Rosenthal, a makeup …

SOUP and pickles: Entrepreneurs see opportunity in ailing Detroit

What if you took the Mo out of Motown?<p>That's what some entrepreneurs are asking as Detroit sets off into uncharted waters with the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.<p>Detroit's entrepreneurs and community leaders haven't been waiting for a bankruptcy filing or court resolution to determine …

Brazil is on track to post an annual trade deficit for the first time in 13 years

Last year, Brazil posted its worst trade performance in a decade—a $19.43 billion trade surplus, down from a nearly $30 billion surplus the previous year. But this year is looking far worse; the country has eliminated its surplus completely and gone into deficit. In January, Brazil posted an over …

Economy

The new selling point for gadgets is how quiet they are

Noise pollution costs Europe $30.8 billion a year. It increases blood pressure, shortens lives, reduces office productivity by 66%, interferes with learning and concentration and, along with open-plan offices, has contributed to a boom in the sale of headphones.<p>The UK’s Noise Abatement Society, an …

Selling

How Oil Made Working-Class North Dakota a Whole Lot Richer

Employment in the drilling region jumped by 35 percent, and average pay leaped by half.<p>(Reuters)<p>And here is yet another reminder of why it's going to be very tough to convince a lot of working-class Americans that we should move away from fossil fuels.<p>The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently …

Wal-Mart Is Getting Really Serious About Tracking Customers

"We're building a global technology platform whose goals are as simple, frankly, as they are audacious," Neil Ashe, CEO of e-commerce, told Women's Wear Daily. "We want to know what every product in the world is. We want to know who every person in the world is. And we want to have the ability to …