Smoking Still Rampant Among Teenagers
Smoking remains a significant problem among teenagers, despite some small reduction in the statistics. The smoking rate among teenagers rose from 11.8 percent in 2005 to 13.3 percent in 2007 but fell to 9.7 percent last year, below 10 percent for the first time, according to government data. >> Full Text
Three Out of 10 Conglomerates Cut Back on Hiring
Three out of 10 conglomerates plan to reduce the number of new hires in the second half of this year, according to a survey by the Federation of Korean Industries and Research and Research among the nation's top 300 businesses. >> Full Text

Fall Arrives in Korea
Morning temperatures are dipping quickly. The morning low in Seoul on Tuesday fell to 15.8 degrees Celsius, the lowest so far this month and 3.4 degrees less than the average in the first 10 days of September. >> Full Text

Models show a trophy for MVP in Incheon on Wednesday, two days ahead of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. /Newsis

Chinese tourists try cosmetics in a department store in Seoul on Wednesday.

Girl group Kara pose before a concert to celebrate the Incheon Asian Games in the port city on Wednesday.

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