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May 26, 1994
MEXICAN STOCKS * The Bolsa index has continued to rise steadily every day since May 16, when it closed at 2,239.84. On Tuesday the index rose 3.64 points, or 0.16%, over the previous day. The market has been following the New York trading of American depository receipts, or ADRs, of many Mexican blue chips, especially Telefonos de Mexico, also known as Telmex. * Among widely held issues, Telmex Series L shares were up 0.59% at 10.24, Televisa CPO shares were up 1.21% at 91.
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July 2, 2000 | CIARAN GILES, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Spanish Civil War killed and maimed hundreds of thousands and left much of Spain in ruins. But for one disabled group, the war's legacy has been the touch of Midas. No one knows how many people were blinded in the 1936-39 conflict, but, eager to rid himself of the problem, dictator Francisco Franco ordered them to form a national organization and take care of themselves. To encourage them, he granted the right to create a national lottery.
BUSINESS
February 28, 1992 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite optimistic talk by a Bush Administration official in Washington that a recovery is under way, two reports issued Thursday indicated that the economy continues to struggle, with widespread layoffs and a sluggish housing market. Sales of existing homes fell 1.5% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.22 million, the National Assn. of Realtors reported. It was the first decline in four months.
BUSINESS
February 17, 2007 | Marla Dickerson, Times Staff Writer
Mexico's economy slowed in the last three months of 2006, and that could have consequences in the United States: Tough times in Mexico typically fuel immigration north of the border. Mexico's gross domestic product expanded 4.3% in the October-to-December period from the final quarter of 2005, according to figures released Friday by the finance ministry. It was the third consecutive period of slower growth in the nation's economic output and a sharp decline from the 5.
NEWS
January 13, 1996 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As U.S. communications giant AT&T sets the American economic tone for 1996 by laying off 40,000 people, German unions, managers and politicians are groping toward an alternative, worker-friendly economic arrangement--something to bolster this ailing giant through the hard times of the late 20th century. The bedrock problem here is jobs.
BUSINESS
October 28, 2011 | By Nathaniel Popper, Los Angeles Times
U.S. stocks are on track to post their biggest monthly gains in decades as investors cheered an agreement to tackle the crippling European debt crisis and new optimism about the American economy. The burst of encouragement Thursday put investors in a bullish mood. They piled cash back into stocks and away from safe investments like Treasury bonds. The Dow Jones industrial average closed with a gain of 339.51 points, or 2.9%, to 12,208.55, jumping above the 12,000 level for the first time since August.
NEWS
April 26, 1987 | IVAN ZVERINA, United Press International
More women than ever before now are holding jobs around the world, latest U.N. labor statistics show, and ironically more are also unemployed. In fact, in many countries unemployment grows faster among women than among men and decreases in women's unemployment are smaller than in men's. The proportion of women in the work force has increased in 21 industrialized and 13 developing nations, according to the new Yearbook of Labor Statistics issued by the International Labor Organization.
NEWS
October 5, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
ABINGDON, Va. - After a new jobs report bolstering President Obama's case that the U.S. job market is moving toward a recovery, Mitt Romney urged Virginia voters not to forget the anxiety and economic struggle that they have felt over the past four years - arguing that the country would fare better under his policies. The morning report from the Labor Department - showing the unemployment rate dipping to 7.8% in September -- punctured Romney's buoyant ascent after his crisp performance in the debate that, at least for a moment, knocked Obama off stride.  Forced to abandon his line that unemployment has been above 8% throughout the president's tenure in the White House, Romney noted that the unemployment rate had “come down very, very slowly” and spoke selectively about the jobs report - noting for example that fewer new jobs were created in September than in August.
NEWS
July 6, 1993 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton headed for the Tokyo summit of the world's major industrial nations Monday calling for a joint effort to increase economic growth--and for yet another summit meeting. The world faces a "troubling" new economic era, Clinton said in a speech to the National Education Assn. convention in San Francisco, an era marked by "stubbornly high rates of unemployment even in times of economic growth" not only in the United States but in Europe and Japan as well.
OPINION
July 18, 1999 | Kitty Calavita, Kitty Calavita, professor of criminology, law and society in the School of Social Ecology at UC Irvine, is the author of "Inside the State: The Bracero Program, Immigration, and the INS."
Growers and their advocates in Congress are drafting a new guest-worker program that would allow hundreds of thousands of Mexican farm workers into the country, despite double-digit unemployment in most agricultural communities. Bob L. Vice, former California Farm Bureau Federation chief, recently told a California newspaper that he and others are working to revive a farm-labor bill defeated last year.
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