Unemployment rate remains relatively high, but demand for temp workers is rising. Holiday hiring will add to the pool of temporary jobs. Still, few firms look set to 'staff up' significantly, as they watch for a shift in consumers' mood.
Dallas tornado: A series of tornadoes touched down outside of downtown Dallas, damaging warehouses in an area near Dallas Love Field.
Cities in Texas, North Carolina, and California dominated the top 10 list of fastest-growing US cities in 2008.