About 1.1 million people enrolled in health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act exchanges in January, bringing the total to about 3.3 million, according to an HHS report. Since October, about 25% of the enrollees have been between 18 and 34 years old, HHS says.
The number of people registered as unemployed in France reached a record high of 3.3 million last month. The figure is a setback for President Francois Hollande, who had promised to reverse rising joblessness by the end of 2013.
Greece, after six years in recession, is seeing 27.6% of its workforce unemployed, another record high. Among those ages 15 to 25, almost two-thirds are jobless. The central bank expects unemployment to peak at 28%, then begin to decline in 2015.
KraneShares has introduced an exchange-traded fund that buys equities of companies that appear most likely to benefit from China's five-year economic-development plan. The CSI China Five Year Plan ETF, KraneShares' first, trades on NYSE Arca.
China might have signaled intention to stop encouraging the yuan to rise against trading partners' currencies. The State Council says the government will "maintain basically stable yuan around a balanced and reasonable level." The Ministry of Commerce and Chinese exporters have blamed a slowdown in exports and imports on the yuan's appreciation.