The US posted only modest job growth in March. Analysts think the disappointing figure may show employers are having difficulty finding skilled workers to fill open positions.
UNRWA, the relief agency for Palestinian refugees, is feeling the crunch since the United States, its main donor, slashed its contributions. The crisis comes amid a military escalation between Hamas and Israel.
Fresh figures from Beijing have shown that China's closely watched trade surplus with the United States eased in July. But the headline numbers are unlikely to soften the US administration's stance on the Asian country.
The risk of becoming poor in Germany has reached a record high despite a thriving economy and a million job vacancies. Most at risk are recently arrived migrants, say trade union-affiliated researchers.
It's hard to please everyone. Although the US unemployment rate has dropped to a level not seen in over 17 years, analysts insisted the job market in the world's largest economy had underperformed in April.
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