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JUDY WOODRUFF: The latest U.S. jobs report brought some sighs of relief. The overall number of new jobs showed the economy is not starting to sputter, as some had feared earlier this year. But other patterns in the labor market are a source of...
The numbers are in for June. The U.S. added 223,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped two tenths of a percent to rest at 5.3 percent. At first blush, the numbers look great, as reflected by some early reaction on Twitter. Solid June jobs...
A plate sits full of crispy fried catfish. For years, generations of Turners have passed around similar platters during the family’s annual reunion in Tupelo, Mississippi. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Smith/Flickr Editor’s Note: A version of...
Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb listens to speakers at the Urbandale Democrats Flag Day CelebrationPhoto by Scott Olson/Getty Images. WASHINGTON — A look at former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who announced Thursday he would seek the Democratic...
Should parents sign kids up for weeks of camps or leave them to their own devices to fill their summer days? Experts say a mix of both is best. Photo by bsrdn/Flickr. Is a summer packed with science and sports camps, reading assignments and math...
A man holds a plastic bag with oil from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill south of Freemason Island, Louisiana on May 7, 2010. Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement with the federal government and five states,...