Most Couples Still Depend on Parents for Marriage
Only 201,200 couples tied the knot from January to August this year, the fewest since 2005, Statistics Korea said Monday. The economic slump, tough job market and other factors apparently put people put off getting married. >> Full Text
Half of Salaried Workers Earn Less Than W2 Million
Half of Korea's salaried workers make less than W2 million a month (US$1=W1,057). Statistics Korea unveiled employment data on Thursday showing that 49.7 percent of the 18.73 million salaried workers here earn less than W2 million a month. >> Full Text

Carmakers on the Spot After GM Cruze Scandal
Carmakers are on alert after GM Korea confessed earlier this week to exaggerating the fuel efficiency of the compact Cruze. The admission came ahead of a government inspection, together with a pledge to compensate owners to the tune of W33 billion in total. >> Full Text

International students pose in ghost costumes from their country to mark Halloween at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul on Thursday. /Newsis

New U.S. Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert arrives at Incheon International Airport with his wife Robyn on Thursday.

Actress Han Ye-seul poses at a press junket for her new TV series in Seoul on Thursday.

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