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    Economy Week Ahead: Eurozone Manufacturing, U.S. Jobs Report

    A worker checked bodywork at the Iveco plant in Suzzara, Italy, in December. The state of European manufacturing will be measured by Monday’s IHS Markit’s purchasing managers index. Photo: Francesca Volpi/Bloomberg News By WSJ Staff Jan. 2, 2022 3:00 pm ET The Labor Department’s December jobs report is the highlight of this week’s economic data. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal estimate the unemployment rate fell as employers added jobs at a faster pace. Monday IHS Markit will provide a look at the health of the European manufacturing sector with December’s purchasing managers index. The index is expected to slip slightly to 58.0 from 58.4 in November, amid a…

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    Infrastructure Finally Gets Its Week. But Inflation and Jobs Haven’t Gone Away.

    Text size Staffers from the Louisville Urban League speak with job seekers at a Jobs USA career fair in Louisville, Ky. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg The changes wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic gradually are coming into sharper focus, and with them, the policy responses. The way we work, or don’t work, is different from before the pandemic. At the same time, things that were long unaddressed are getting belated recognition. On the latter, Washington this past week finally took steps to address the nation’s manifest deficiencies in its infrastructure. It’s about time. In late 2016, I wrote in a Barron’s cover story that the one thing a divided America could agree on…

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    The Week in Business: Jobs Are Up, Beef Is Down

    Good morning and happy first week of June. Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead in business and tech news. — Charlotte Cowles What’s Up? (May 30-June 5) Jobs Return, Gradually The Labor Department’s latest jobs report showed that the United States added 559,000 jobs in May, roughly doubling the growth recorded in April and bringing the unemployment rate down to 5.8 percent, from 6.1 percent the previous month. That’s good news for the economic recovery, but some would say not good enough. Employment is still well below prepandemic levels, and many employers are struggling to fill open positions, particularly those for in-person work. Some economists believe…

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  • Education

    Five things you need to know this week about global education (June 4, 2021) – World

    We focus on the search for over 130 children after another mass kidnapping at a Nigerian school – and learning support for Syrian children with disabilities. 136 abducted in latest Nigeria school raid More than 130 children were seized in the latest school kidnapping in northern Nigeria – but authorities have ruled out paying a ransom to secure their freedom. Police are trying to track the route taken by the gang who grabbed the students, aged about seven to 15. Gunmen on motorbikes struck in the town of Tegina in Niger state on Sunday. One person was shot dead and another seriously injured. The number of kidnapped students had been…

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  • Science

    Africa’s oldest human burial and 5 other top space and science stories this week

    This virtual reconstruction shows the position of a fossil in a burial pit. The toddler was laid to rest 78,000 years ago on a pillow in a cave in eastern Kenya. This is thought to be the oldest human burial ever found in Africa. This is a skeletal mount of Homotherium serum from Friesenhahn Cave, on display in the Texas Memorial Museum in Austin. This is the second lower molar of a modern human found in Bacho Kiro Cave in Bulgaria that was associated with tools from Initial Upper Palaeolithic about 45,000 years ago. This photo captures the Ewass Oldupa archeological site in the Oldupai Gorge, Tanzania. Stone tools that…

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    Pfizer, GM earnings and jobs report top week ahead

    Former Nuveen chief equity strategist and senior portfolio manager Bob Doll provides insight into how Biden’s spending and Big Tech earnings are impacting the markets.  The upcoming week will be jam-packed with earnings from big names including Pfizer, Moderna, CVS Health, Under Armour, Uber, Lyft and General Motors.  Jobs will also take center stage this week with the ADP unemployment report on Wednesday and non-farm payrolls on Friday. Ticker Security Last Change Change {c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 34964.86 +187.10 +0.54{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 13523.443151 -228.79 -1.66{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} SP500 S&P 500 4221.5 -11.10 -0.26{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} This as U.S. stocks sit near record highs after pulling back last week.  FOX Business takes a…

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    Why we go to Mars and 5 other top space and science stories this week

    Welcome to Wonder Theory, your weekly space and science digest. Maybe you wanted to be an explorer when you were a kid. The CNN Space and Science team is lucky enough to experience genuine awe — the eye-opening, can’t-stop-thinking-about-it kind — on a weekly basis. And we’re excited to share that awe with you. May we never lose the wonder and curiosity that filled our hearts and minds at a young age. Now, who’s ready to explore? Here are the stories that sparked our imagination this week. Across the universe The mystique of Mars is one that humans can’t seem to resist. The red planet has captivated us for centuries…

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