Long-awaited wage growth posted its biggest increase of the economic recovery in August while payroll gains beat expectations and the unemployment rate held near a generational low of 3.9 percent, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report Friday.
— Read on www.cnbc.com/2018/09/07/us-nonfarm-payrolls-aug-2018.html
The paper by a Brown assistant professor suggests that gender dysphoria occurring around the time of puberty could be due to peer pressure or online influences.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/brown-university-criticized-over-removal-transgender-study-n906741
About 13 percent of American adults are former Catholics – representing more departures than any other religion has experienced in the U.S., a survey says.
— Read on www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6136581/Modern-exodus-Catholicism-lost-faithful-religion-U-S.html
The Iranian Parliament’s Research Center has forecast two dystopian economic growth rates for Iran by the end of the Iranian year (March 20, 2019) as a result of the U.S. pull-out from the nuclear deal with Tehran.
Based on these two scenarios, the center’s forecast for Iran’s economic growth rate in the next year (March 2019-March 2020) would be between -3.8 percent and -5.5 percent.
— Read on en.radiofarda.com/a/sharp-drop-in-iran-s-economic-growth-rate-forecasted/29466452.html
Iran may be considering a plan to ration foodstuffs and other essential commodities, according to reports of developments at the Iranian Parliament.
On September 2, the parliament approved the double-urgency of a bill that calls on the government to import essential commodities and sell the goods to the nation at subsidized prices at cooperatives and state-owned shops, said the parliament’s website.
— Read on en.radiofarda.com/a/iran-considers-rationing-distributing-food-coupons-as-sanctions-bite-harder/29468399.html
An ex-Muslim Syrian woman was booted from a Texas Starbucks for wearing a t-shirt identifying herself as an ex-Muslim. Former Muslims are targeted for discrimination and death across the world. That it would happen in America is unconscionable.
— Read on pjmedia.com/trending/ex-muslim-customers-kicked-out-of-houston-starbucks-for-wearing-ex-muslim-t-shirts/
With South Africa reeling amid concerns of land expropriation, the rand tumbling amid broad emerging market fears and the local economy pressured by collapsing consumer spending, moments ago the Pretoria-based Statistics South Africa announced that Q2 GDP contracted at a 0.7% annualized rate, missing expectations of a 0.6% increase, and together with the sharp drop in Q1 GDP, South Africa has now officially entered its first recession since 2009.
— Read on www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-04/south-africa-unexpectedly-slides-recession-first-time-2009