Good morning, early birds. The Coalition announced a plan for free childcare yesterday, and 6.6 million US employees have lost their jobs in the past week. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Arrium found a way to save itself, but its bank creditors say no. Plus other business tidbits of the day.
A lashing for aggressive lending, tech high-fliers hit new lows, and reports of eurozone deflation. Plus other business tidbits of the day.
Crikey readers talk the fringe benefit tax, the real unemployment figures in the US and why we can't just give Christmas Island to Indonesia.
There's no real crisis happening in our global economy -- although it may pay off for market speculators to keep a close eye on today's Super Bowl between San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.
It may be a movement with no clear leadership or aims, but a look at these graphs -- showing growing unemployment rates in the US compared to the growing level of corporate profits -- and it's no surprise why Americans are protesting.
President Obama take the nation through the numbers of his jobs package plan Thursday night (US time) in his address to Congress. In the meantime, the numbers are in on his latest approval rating, and it’s the worst of his presidency.
By the end of this week around 2.5 million unemployed Americans will be cut off from government benefits. The fact that the US has been incapable of lowering its unemployment rate speaks volumes about the current political landscape, writes Arianna Huffington.
Massive technological changes have made many jobs redundant in the last few years. Technology won't destroy employment rates forever, but it will make economic recovery more difficult.