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“Super Cool Biz” in Japan and Little-To-No Hiring in United States

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source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Japan-wants-businessmen-to-apf-3093065401.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=4&asset=&ccode=

Japan wants businessmen to shed suits, save energy

Anticipating summer power crunch, Japan wants businessmen to shed staid suits for cooler duds

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“The Japanese government wants the country’s suit-loving salarymen to be bold this summer. Ditch the stuffy jacket and tie. And for the good of a country facing a power crunch, go light and casual.

Japan’s ‘Super Cool Biz’ campaign kicked off Wednesday with a government-sponsored fashion show featuring outfits appropriate for the office yet cool enough to endure the sweltering heat.

This summer may be especially brutal. The loss of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, which was crippled by the March 11 tsunami, means electricity could be in short supply around the nation’s capital, Tokyo, during especially hot days.

To prevent blackouts, the government is asking companies and government offices to cut electricity usage by 15 percent. It wants companies to limit air conditioning and set room temperatures at a warm 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit).

The idea isn’t new. ‘Cool Biz’ was introduced in 2005 by the environment minister at the time, Yuriko Koike. The campaign was part of efforts to fight global warming.

But with Japan dealing with an ongoing nuclear crisis and the aftermath of a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami, officials decided they needed to take Cool Biz one step further this year.”

source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Treasury-yields-reach-2011-apf-3524158296.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=7&asset=&ccode=

Treasury yields reach 2011 lows on hiring drop

Treasury yields sink to 2011 lows after reports point to drop in hiring, manufacturing

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“Government bond yields dropped to their lowest levels of the year after two reports cast fresh doubt about the economic recovery.

Payroll processor ADP reported Wednesday that private employers hired just 38,000 people in May, far below what economists expected. A separate survey showed manufacturing expanded at the slowest pace since September 2009.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury sank below 3 percent for the first time this year. Banks and other lenders use the 10-year yield as a benchmark when setting interest rates for mortgages and other loans. Yields for two-year and five-year Treasury notes also dropped to 2011 lows.”

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