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  • Editor’s Picks / Yesterday at 23:54 GMT

    More than one-third of US workers want longer hours: Fed report

    A large percentage of Americans want to work longer hours even without a raise, according to the Federal Reserve's report on the economic well-being of US households. Victoria Stilwell writes for Bloomberg that the Fed asked non-self-employed workers whether they'd prefer to work more, less, or the same amount that they now work if their hourly wage was unchanged. Of the respondents, 36% said they'd prefer to work more hours at their current wage. Among those who work part time, the share is even higher at 49%. The goal of the question was to help gauge the amount of underemployment in the economy, according to the report.
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  • Editor’s Picks / Tuesday at 10:39 GMT

    Modri ahead of the curve...just

    If the opinion polls are to be believed, then Indians are relatively happy with Narendra Modri's first year in power giving the incumbent a 74% mandate to carry on. Nevertheless, if Modri is to make good his pledges to bring "better times" to India, there is much work to do and he cannot necessarily rely on the luck that has helped see him through his first 12 months on the back of lower oil prices which has helped him to curb inflation and contain the fiscal deficit. If he can address the corruption that has been all too prevalent in Indian business and political circles. then we really might be looking at a game-changing regime. But the economy is still Modri's achilles' heel and with some 13 million Indians annually looking for work, this is the key area in which he has to deliver.
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  • Article / Monday at 17:47 GMT

    Exposing the establishment of España

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Exposing the establishment of España
    Yesterday, Spain's local elections showed that the country's traditional two-party regime is splintering as new groups and coalitions gain support. Given the anti-austerity messages coming from some of these new parties, could the Eurozone see a new Syriza-type group gain a foothold in Spain?
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