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Ottawa pledges to launch jobs grant program in April

Moving to deal with the enigma of chronic unemployment and lingering skills shortages, Ottawa is pushing ahead with a controversial jobs grant program and investing in apprenticeships and internships for younger workers.<p>The government said Tuesday it intends to launch its job grant on April 1, …

UK economic growth figures: what the economists say

Britain's economy grew at the strongest rate in six years in 2013, as recovery from the longest financial crisis in a century became more established. Annual growth was 1.9%, after the economy ended the year on a positive note with a 0.7% quarterly increase in gross domestic product between October …

The Undercover Economist: 'The depression could have been a lot worse'

Author Tim Harford talks to Report on Business editor Derek DeCloet about his new book on macroeconomics and the financial crisis

Economists see bright GDP report Thursday

Many economists predict the government will report Thursday that the U.S. economy expanded at an annual rate of 3% or better in the fourth quarter.<p>The government's first estimate of fourth-quarter economic growth is due Thursday morning, and if economists' estimates are right, the second half of …

Twitter has reminded me why I don’t like tech stocks

The market environment feels like the 1990s revisited – enjoy it while it lasts<p>For those of us whose first experience of extraordinary stock market delusions was the dotcom bubble, the past two weeks have felt quite like the late 1990s. In separate announcements, Facebook and Twitter have …

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