Ahead of jobs report, Yellen says 100,000 would cover new entrants

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the Economic Club of Washington in Washington December 2, 2015. Reuters/Joshua Roberts Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, speaking the day before a key employment report, said on Thursday the U.S. economy needs to add fewer than 100,000 jobs a month to cover new entrants to the workforce, setting an implicit floor for the jobs growth policymakers want to see. “To simply provide jobs for those who are newly entering the labor force probably requires ...

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Corbyn warns members over 'abuse'

Jeremy Corbyn warns Labour members over ‘abuse’ 3 December 2015 From the section UK Politics Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jeremy Corbyn and deputy leader Tom Watson said abuse would not be tolerated Labour will not accept abuse and intimidation “from whatever quarter it comes”, Jeremy Corbyn has warned. The Labour leader has been facing calls to launch a crackdown on online abuse and de-selection threats. His comments came in an email to members after a fresh row erupted over alleged bullying of MPs who voted to bomb so-called Islamic ...

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Investor Mark Cuban slams SEC on email privacy stance

(Reuters) – Billionaire investor Mark Cuban is lashing out against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over its push against legislation that would require government agencies to get warrants before accessing emails of people under investigation. Reuters: Technology News

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Artist hauls Greenland ice to Paris as a reminder of climate change

Residents of central Paris got a chilling reminder on Thursday of the challenge facing negotiators at the world climate summit on the city’s outskirts: 80 tonnes of Greenland ice left to slowly melt on the cobbles in front of the Pantheon. The ice was scooped from a Greenland fjord and hauled to Paris as part of an installation by the visual artist Olafur Eliasson, best known for building waterfalls in New York City in 2008 and an artificial sky inside the Tate Modern gallery in London in 2003. “I hope ...

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Artist hauls Greenland ice to Paris as a reminder of climate change

Residents of central Paris got a chilling reminder on Thursday of the challenge facing negotiators at the world climate summit on the city’s outskirts: 80 tonnes of Greenland ice left to slowly melt on the cobbles in front of the Pantheon. The ice was scooped from a Greenland fjord and hauled to Paris as part of an installation by the visual artist Olafur Eliasson, best known for building waterfalls in New York City in 2008 and an artificial sky inside the Tate Modern gallery in London in 2003. “I hope ...

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Gene summit organizers urge caution on human gene editing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists and ethicists gathered at an international summit in Washington said it would be “irresponsible” to use gene editing technology in human embryos for therapeutic purposes, such as to correct genetic diseases, until safety and efficacy issues are resolved. Reuters: Health News

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Denmark looks set to reject more EU integration – exit polls

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Danes looked set to reject adopting certain European Union rules on Thursday in a referendum that tested for the first time in 15 years whether the nation wants to integrate further with the 28-member bloc or continue to keep its distance. Reuters: World News

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Focus on drones in Ambarella results after steep stock fall

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Drones and GoPro will be in the spotlight on Thursday when Ambarella posts its latest quarterly results after a recent selloff that has left the video chipmaker’s once-stratospheric stock low enough to catch the eye of potential suitors. Reuters: Technology News

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