The Greek parliament has approved the first civil service layoffs in more than a century. The debt-troubled country has to slim down its bloated public sector to receive another tranche of its international bailout.
A group of European companies has launched an effort to create work for tens of thousands of jobless youngsters. The firms think young people's digital skills need to be tapped to overcome rampant unemployment.
New strategies, more deterence, more soldiers in eastern Europe. All these will cost NATO money, but where should it come from? Consensus was lukewarm at best in the Wales summit.
Unemployment will remain above pre-crisis levels in the nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). But in a new jobs report the OECD has also found the job crisis to be bottoming out.
Since the economic crisis, survival on Manhattan's Upper East Side has become even harder for the poor. Soup kitchens with free meals provide some small relief. But political support for these initiatives is fading.
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