Quantcast
Home » Topics » figure (Page 2)

China’s trade surplus shrinks in December

China said Monday its trade surplus shrank sharply in December, but the hefty figure is still likely to be a sticking point in trade talks when President Hu Jintao visits Washington next week. The trade surplus narrowed to $13.1 billion in December, customs authorities said — a sharp drop from…

World’s tallest Jesus looms over Poland

SWIEBODZIN, Poland (AFP) – Work on the world’s tallest statue of Jesus was completed Saturday in Swiebodzin, western Poland, looming three metres higher than the Christ figure towering over Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Measuring 39 yards in height, the Christ of Swiebodzin weighs in at an estimated 440 metric…

Conservatives bash once-respected professor for low-balling Beck crowd

Estimates of the turnout for Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial last weekend have varied widely, from a low of 87,000 to a high of one million. As a result, the already-controversial rally has sparked a secondary controversy over a report by CBS News that the organization…

US growth slows fueling recovery fears

US economic growth slowed dramatically to 2.4 percent in the second quarter of this year, the Commerce Department said Friday, prompting fears the recovery is losing steam. The number was only slightly lower than the 2.5 percent rate expected by analysts, but was sharply down from the first three months…

Jobless claims rise by largest amount in 3 months ‎

New claims for US unemployment benefits have risen for the first time in five weeks, official data showed Thursday. The Labor Department said initial jobless claims totaled 471,000 in the week ending May 15, up 25,000 or 5.6 percent from the prior week’s revised figure of 446,000. The figure was…

Homelessness set to surge among US elderly: report

WASHINGTON — The number of homeless senior citizens will likely soar by one third over the next decade as the US population ages, a report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness warned Monday. The projection is based on the record number of so-called Baby Boomers turning 65 in the…

Study: Single black women have median net worth of only $5

A new study from the Center for Community Economic Development indicates that single black women, even in their peak earning years, have a median net worth of only $5. As reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the study also found that single white women between 36 and 49 have a median…

Page 2 of 212
Google+