US economy adds 157,000 jobs in January – tepid growth that the labor market can't seem to break out of. But upward revisions to last year's job numbers suggest the US has regained 61 percent of the employment it lost during the Great Recession.
No, the House will not be repeating Thursday's vote on the budget for fiscal year 2011. Nor is it passing a budget for fiscal year 2012. Friday's vote is more – and less – than that.
Ben Hughes holds Punxsutawney Phil after he emerged from his burrow on Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., to see his shadow on Groundhog Day 2010. Phil saw his shadow on Feb. 2, which forecasts six more weeks of winter weather.
I joined a Christmas-story boycott group on Facebook. But here I am, standing in Bethlehem's Manger Square with loudspeakers blaring an Arabic disco version of 'Silent Night.' Let me explain.