Tuesday, February 27

Day: May 14, 2015

Jobless Rate Falls And Wage Rises Accelerate
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Jobless Rate Falls And Wage Rises Accelerate

    Official figures show the UK's jobless rate has fallen to its lowest level in seven years and wage growth is accelerating. The Office for National Statistics reported a fall of 35,000 in the number of people out of work in the three months to March, leaving the total at 1.83 million and the unemployment rate at 5.5% - down from 5.6%. The rate, the ONS said, was now at its lowest level since May-July 2008 but the 35,000 decline in the jobless total was the smallest for almost two years. Employment rose by 202,000 over the three-month period to more than 31 million, the highest since records began in 1971. On the issue of pay, average earnings excluding bonus payments increased by 2.2% in the year to March, up by 0.2% on the previous month. Pay rises are boosting spending p...
Investigators: Train in deadly wreck was speeding 106 mph
America, ENGLISH

Investigators: Train in deadly wreck was speeding 106 mph

    The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph, federal investigators said Wednesday. The engineer applied the emergency brakes moments before the crash but slowed the train to only 102 mph by the time the locomotive's black box stopped recording data, said Robert Sumwalt, of the National Transportation Safety Board. The speed limit just before the bend is 80 mph, he said. The engineer, whose name was not released, refused to give a statement to law enforcement and left a police precinct with a lawyer, police said. Sumwalt said federal accident investigators want to talk to him but will give him a day or two to recover from th...
MH370 Search Vessel Makes Fascinating Discovery Of Shipwreck
Asia, ENGLISH

MH370 Search Vessel Makes Fascinating Discovery Of Shipwreck

    A vessel involved in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has discovered a shipwreck on the seafloor in the waters off western Australia, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) announced Wednesday. The wreckage, described as a "fascinating find," includes lumps of coal and an anchor along with several man-made objects. The discovery was made by the Fugro Equator’s deep-tow system in the southern part of the search area, which is located about 1,100 miles off the western coast of Australia and 12 nautical miles to the east of the seventh arc, which is the area where the last known communication between Flight MH370 and a communication satellite is believed to have taken place. The sonar data was carefully analyzed and categorized as “of potentia...