100,000 Protest to 'Turn Up Heat' on Rome Gov't
Demonstrators applaud during the left-wing Italian metalworkers' union FIOM rally in downtown Rome Piazza San Giovanni on May 18, 2013. (Filippo Monteforte) Roughly 100,000 protesters marched through Rome on Saturday to say they are fed up with Italy's austerity heavy policies and climbing unemployment.
Rome protest turns up heat on new PM Letta
ROME - Thousands of people protested in Rome on Saturday against austerity policies and high unemployment, urging new Prime Minister Enrico Letta to focus on creating jobs to help pull the country out of recession.
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Unemployment rates drop in most states, Illinois climbs
WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates dropped in 43 out of the 50 U.S. states and in the District of Columbia in April from a year before, according to Labor Department data released on Friday.
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Rice Professor Predicts Humans Out of Work In 30 Years
kkleiner writes "Rice University professor Moshe Vardi has been evaluating technological progress in computer science and artificial intelligence and has recently concluded that robots will replace most, if not all, human labor by 2045, putting millions out of work. The issue is whether AI enables humans to do more or less. But perhaps the real question about technological unemployment of labor isn't 'How will people do nothing?' but 'What kind of work will they do instead?'"
In France, a Beleaguered President Defends His Tenure
As his country slid back into a recession, President François Hollande of France promised new measures to lower unemployment and coordinate economic policies in the euro zone.