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A woman stands with her paperwork as she speaks with a recruiter while attending a job fair in New York. The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits has risen but the level still appeared to point to healing in the nation’s job market. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, a potentially worrisome sign for the economy although the level st(...)

Hundreds of people line up to attend a job fair in New York City. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Is life too easy for the unemployed? You may not think so, and I certainly don’t. But that, remarkably, is what many and perhaps most Republicans beli(...)

A view of downtown Detroit from the Detroit River early in the morning the day after the city filed for bankruptcy yesterday.

The main question raised by Detroit’s bankruptcy filing late on Thursday was how the 18th-largest city in one of the world’s wealthiest countries coul(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook and other company executives, along with US treasury officials, will appear before the Senate subcommittee at a hearing on Capitol Hill today.

The Government has denied claims in a US senate report that Ireland’s tax regime has allowed Apple to avoid paying billions of dollars in tax. (...)


H HStefan Ruzowitzky, winner of an Oscar for The (...)

A bill currently being debated by the US Senate would compel internet sellers making over $1 million a year to pay a sales tax for every(...)

The first conclusion from a new report on effective social media campaigns published by the World Advertising Research Centre, (WARC), says it (...)

A makeshift memorial for victims today near the site of the Boston Marathon bombings at the intersection of Boylston Street and Berkley Street. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

US Republican lawmakers questioned today whether the FBI had fumbled the case of one of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects, alleging it w(...)

Kevyn Orr addresses the media, as Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (l) listens, after Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (r) announced Mr Orr as emergency financial manager for the city of Detroit. Photograph: Rebecca Cook/Reuters

A veteran lawyer who once worked on Chrysler's bankruptcy has been handed what may prove to be his toughest case yet: to bring Detroit back fro(...)

The Paperboy

The United States is, as I understand it, awash with organisations arguing against the misrepresentation of minorities. You can barely move without(...)

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