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Bernanke: Labor market in ‘a very deep black hole’

Bernanke: Labor market in ‘a very deep black hole’

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke signaled on Wednesday that the U.S. central bank is in no rush to scale back its support for the economy with the labor market still in a “very, very deep hole.” The Fed trimmed its forecast for 2011 economic growth in a nod to a weak start to the year […]

Firefighters just say no to contributions

Firefighters just say no to contributions

The International Association of Fire Fighters union said on Tuesday it was turning off the tap on federal political contributions and putting its money into state and local campaigns. The union’s general president, Harold Schaitberger, said in a statement that “politicians from both parties have failed to address our issues in Washington, D.C.,” even as […]

Depression strikes many caregivers

Depression strikes many caregivers

One in four caregivers for ill or elderly relatives and friends said in a survey released on Tuesday that they suffer from depression, a figure far higher than for the U.S. population in general. By comparison, 9 percent of all Americans are estimated to suffer from depression, according to a study released last year by […]

More questions in Southwest jet probe

More questions in Southwest jet probe

Detailed inspections of a Southwest Airlines Co jet that experienced a mid-flight fuselage rupture revealed possible manufacturing flaws and further evidence of fatigue cracks. A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report Monday on the April 1 incident raised new questions about the process for bonding aluminum fuselage skin and how wear and tear may affect […]

St. Louis airport reopens after tornado

St. Louis airport reopens after tornado

Flights began landing at St. Louis’ tornado-battered airport on Saturday night, a spokesman said, after an all-out effort to repair the damage from a storm that also wrecked houses, tossed cars and knocked out power. A preliminary count showed at least 750 homes were damaged, Governor Jay Nixon told reporters after touring the area by […]

Americans hold dim view of U.S. economy

Americans hold dim view of U.S. economy

Americans are more pessimistic about the U.S. economic outlook than they have been since the start of the Obama administration and most believe the United States is on the wrong track, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released on Thursday. The number of Americans who think the economy is getting worse jumped 13 […]

Violent storms ravage south; kill 43

Violent storms ravage south; kill 43

Three days of severe storms and tornadoes in the southern United States have killed at least 43 people while downing power lines and wrecking hundreds of buildings, officials said on Sunday. North Carolina accounted for the bulk of casualties and property losses, with 22 people killed and about 130 others injured. Significant damage was reported […]

Montana Gov. vetoes medical marijuana repeal

Montana Gov. vetoes medical marijuana repeal

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have repealed the state’s seven-year-old, voter-approved law legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. Critics of the broadly written law, approved as a ballot measure by 62 percent of voters in 2004, say the statute has been used by some as a pretext for recreational pot […]

Cairo flooded with protestors today

Cairo flooded with protestors today

More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city’s main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. Protesters streamed into Tahrir, or Liberation, Square, among them people defying a government transportation […]

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