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Monday, October 20, 2014
Free meals, four months of maternity leave and now egg-freezing: Facebook's latest gift to its employees has rekindled debate on the role of women in the company.
Japan's 'sacred' rice farms rot from inside
Shuichi Yokota may be the future of Japan's struggling rice industry.
Sentiment toward the local economy has plummeted as uncertainty over global economic fundamentals from overseas looms large, a survey released by Cathay Financial Holding Co. showed.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
World stock markets mostly rebounded Friday after a fall in U.S. unemployment applications and comments from a U.S. Federal Reserve official eased nerves about a stalling economic recovery.
The yen edged higher in Asia on Friday as ongoing worries about the global economy offset a positive batch of data out of the United States.
Oil prices extended a minor rally on bargain-buying Friday, a day after the U.S. benchmark fell below US$80 for the first time in more than two years.
Friday, October 17, 2014
The turbulence that's roiling financial markets is punishing stock investors, raising worries for major U.S. companies and will likely produce even punier returns for savers.
The global sell-off in stock markets deepened on Thursday, with European indexes in particular suffering heavy losses amid growing concerns about Greece's financial stability.
The dollar struggled against the yen in Asia on Thursday after tumbling in New York trade in response to a weak batch of U.S. data that has sparked fears about the world's number one economy.
Oil prices resumed their downward spiral in Asian trade Thursday following another sell-off in equities as traders grow increasingly concerned about the global economic outlook, analysts said.
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