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  • German unemployment ticks up slightly in August

    German unemployment ticks up slightly in August

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:58 AM EDT2014-08-28 08:58:32 GMT
    Germany's Federal Labor Office says the country's jobless rate ticked up slightly to 6.7 percent in August as 30,000 more people joined the ranks of the unemployed.
    Germany's Federal Labor Office says the country's jobless rate ticked up slightly to 6.7 percent in August as 30,000 more people joined the ranks of the unemployed.
  • Global stock markets muted, Qantas surges

    Global stock markets muted, Qantas surges

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:38 AM EDT2014-08-28 08:38:40 GMT
    Global stock markets were muted Thursday ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan.
    Global stock markets were muted Thursday ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan.
  • Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

    Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 08:28:35 GMT
    Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans.
    Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans.
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