Daily Archives: June 9, 2018

In developing countries, many people cannot afford not to work

AMERICA’S unemployment statistics attract close attention, even from presidents. Early on June 1st President Donald Trump tweeted that he was looking forward to the latest figure (3.8%), released that morning. China’s unemployment numbers, by contrast, attract mostly ridicule. They have barely budged since 2011 despite the upheavals of the period. Many China-watchers therefore hoped that a new measure of unemployment, ...

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Florida woman reportedly dragged by alligator into pond confirmed dead, authorities say

Law enforcement officers gather at the entrance of Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park on Friday in Davie, Florida.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) A Florida woman who was reportedly dragged by an alligator into a pond while walking her dogs Friday is believed to be dead, authorities said. Florida Fish & Wildlife (FWC) officials said they believed the victim, identified as 47-year-old ...

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