January 25th, 2015
from Bureau of Labor Statistics
In 2014, the union membership rate--the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of unions - was 11.1 percent, down 0.2 percentage point from 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The number of wage and salary workers belonging to unions, at 14.6 million, was little different from 2013. In 1983, the first year for which comparable union data are available, the union membership rate was 20.1 percent, and there were 17.7 million union workers.
Written by Merlin Rothfeld, Online Trading Academy
Econintersect: Here is a day-by-day rundown of the global economic calendar events for the coming week and the important earnings announcements each day, as well.
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Econintersect: The first English settlement in North America was on what is now called Roanoke Island in 1587. The settlement there was 22 years before the first permanent settlement at Jamestown in Virginia. The fate of the Roanoke Island settlement has been an investigation of archaeologists for more than 100 years. It vanished from the Roanoke Island site sometime between when they were left there by Captain John White who returned to England for supplies in late 1587 and when he was finally able to return in August 1590. In 2012 GEI News reported on new developments in the quest for the Lost Colony involving a map that belonged to Capt. White, who was a cartographer and artist. The picture below is a woodcut by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor by Capt. John White.
January 24th, 2015
Written by Yuhua Zhang, GEI Associate
During the past six months, US dollar showed a powerful appreciation trend among the world currencies. Based on the statistics from Oanda Corporation, US dollar appreciated about 12% against Euro , about 18% against Japanese Yen, and about 10% against Canadian Dollar and British Pound in the past several months.