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Fed keeps key near-zero rate unchanged

In a slightly more positive policy statement than in September, the Fed also dropped its reference to the slow global economy posing a threat to US activity.<p>The Fed said it was still keeping an eye on global economic and financial developments, and also noted a recent slowdown in job creation and …

Labor Economics

Business News, Personal Finance and Money News

Facebook stock drops amid data fallout<p>Facebook stock plunges after data fallout<p>New details emerge after Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica<p>Founder …

New York City

Why Fed may hike rates before seeing whites of inflation's eyes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Further falls in America's jobless rate will lead inflation to start rising early next year, according to a forecast based on research Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has cited as shaping her confidence a rate hike could be needed this year.<p>Yellen has recently faced a …

Federal Reserve

Fed Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged Again; No Clues on Timing of Hike

The Federal Reserve again passed Wednesday on enacting its first interest hike in more than nine years and left few clues as to when a move would come.<p>As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee voted to maintain its zero interest rate policy, citing weakness in exports and soft inflation as …

Federal Reserve

Inflation drops to 3.7 percent in September

header() --><p>Business News of Wednesday, 28 October 2015<p><b>Source:</b> Reuters<p>File photo<p>Ghana's producer price inflation (PPI) fell to 3.7 percent in …

Fed leaves rates unchanged, open to hike 'at next meeting'

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday left its benchmark short-term interest rate near zero but signaled that a rate hike is …

Economics

Fed keeps rate at record low but will consider December hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is keeping its key short-term interest rate at a record low in light of a weak global economy, slower U.S. hiring and subpar inflation. But it signaled the possibility of a rate hike in December.<p>A statement the Fed issued Wednesday said it would monitor job …

Economy

4 words from the Fed have everyone a little freaked right now

At the conclusion of its Federal Open Market Committee meeting Wednesday, the Federal Reserve surprised no one when it announced no change in interest rates, currently near 0%.<p>Given persistently low readings on inflation, deceleration in the global economy, and elevated volatility in the financial …

Economics

Europe and China sign pact to make 5G a reality before we’re all dead

The future never seems to get here fast enough. But now, Europe and China are hopefully going to shorten the wait time.<p>The European Commission and China today announced they have signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of 5G mobile networks. Following similar agreements with South Korea …

The Future

Breakthrough: Huge new genome discovery shakes human medicine

The human genome has been sequenced, a discovery that has scientists cheering and ethicists fretting about what's next for humanity.<p>It’s a term …

US GDP growth revised up to 3.9%

New estimate fuels expectations Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in 2015<p>The US economy grew faster than previously thought in the second quarter of the year, according to new figures that have fanned expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates before the end of …

Economics

Colombia says airspace violated by Venezuela

The Colombian defence ministry says Venezuelan military jets crossed several kilometres into Colombian airspace.<p>Air force radars "detected the entry to Colombian territory of two Venezuelan military aircraft in the Alta Guajira zone" on the northern border with Venezuela on Saturday afternoon, the …

Venezuela

Could This Be The Coolest Charity T-Shirt Of All Time?

In what has to be the most star-studded campaign in history, a troupe of 38 celebrities and fashion icons have banded together to help promote a very …

Fashion (UK)

Greek Unemployment Figures Show No Sign Of Decline

ATHENS, Greece -- New job figures released Thursday show that any government voted into power in Greece's upcoming election will have to make the country's staggering unemployment rates a policy priority.<p>Data released by EL.STAT., the Hellenic Statistical Authority, shows that unemployment in the …

Youth Unemployment Reaches Crisis Mode

Youth unemployment is a global crisis. According to the ILO (International Labour Organization), there are 73 million young people worldwide looking for work and young people are three times more likely to be out of work than adults. This reality demonstrates the need for Sustainable Development …

What Is Social Entrepreneurship?

Photo Credit: Tom's Shoes<p><i>This article originally appeared in Millennial Magazine</i><p>We millennials are a bold generation. From our insistence that work have meaning to the disruptive innovations we embrace (e.g. Lyft), we are dramatically shifting the future of this planet. Our enduring legacy will be …

Entrepreneurship

Stunning Camouflage Artist Turns The Human Body Into A Canvas

Our bodies are permeable shields, protecting our glorious, gushy insides from harm's way. They act as the barrier between our guts and veins and blood and the many wonders of the external world. Of course, get a little creative with your paint set, and this seemingly fixed blockade becomes far more …

Art

How can we call ourselves civilised while women are victims of barbarity?

The abhorrent sexual violence waged by groups such as Isis and Boko Haram must be countered by governments and at local levels<p>In Syria and Iraq, Isis terrorists have turned kidnapping and the sale of women and girls into recruitment and fundraising tools. Thousands of women have been enslaved and …

Africa

Ethiopians have increased their life expectancy by 16 years while South Africans have shortened theirs

More people are living longer but not necessarily healthier lives.<p>Global life expectancy has risen by an average of 6.2 years over the last two decades, according to a new study published in <i>The Lancet</i>. But healthy life expectancy, a metric that takes into account years lived with disability or …

Biomedicine

Rania Kinge's Social Enterprise 'I Love Syria' Transcends Nationalism

I find myself as an adult constantly mourning the loss of social and cultural capital in the city of Damascus, a city which has been continuously inhabited by the most diverse of religious and cultural communities for 8,000 years. -- Rania Kinge<p>Born in Syria into a family of diplomats and bounced …

Social Media For Social Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Everyone is using social media these days- and some are doing it better than others. Social entrepreneurs in particular are taking advantage of the …

Entrepreneurship

The Unbearable Lightness of Non-Profit Propaganda

Truthfully, I started SIMA (Social Impact Media Awards) because I fell from a horse in Jamaica in 2012. The horse's name was "One Love." I fractured my knee, couldn't walk for a while, and couldn't continue doing the work I had done for the past seven years, which was making films with humanitarian …