Thursday, September 01, 2011

Quick Overview

  • The U.S. advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims for jobless benefits was 409,000 in the week ending August 27, fell 12,000 from the previous week's figure.

  • France's unemployment rate inched down by 0.1% to 9.1 % in Q2 of 2011 .

  • Global iron ore production growth needs to be at a rate of at least 100 million tons a year over the next eight years to meet rising demand, the world's mining giant Rio Tinto said on Thursday.

  • (FT) U.S. Defense Contractors have wasted or lost to fraud as much as $60 Billion over the past 10 years.

  • (MSFT) said its Windows Phone operating system may capture more than 20 percent of the smartphone market over the next two to three years with the help of hardware manufacturers and increased marketing efforts.

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