Growth in jobs last month was not fast enough to prevent the unemployment rate from ticking up to 9.6 percent from 9.5 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
No peace for proverbial "Peace Mom" activist Cindy Sheehan.
Plenty of baby boomers can claim membership in the "sandwich generation," caring for elderly parents and young children at the same time. While those responsibilities can be daunting, recent reports reveal that, whether by necessity or choice, many of these baby boomers are combining those three generations into one household.
Census worker Russell Haas has come to expect some resistance when he goes door to door to count the residents of the rugged communities near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. He didn't expect to get arrested.
The White House kicked off a "recovery summer" public relations blitz yesterday to promote the alleged benefits of stimulus spending. The mood of self-congratulation was interrupted by a Labor Department report that found initial jobless claims for the week climbed by 12,000. A Conference Board survey showed the average wait in unemployment lines increased from 30 weeks at the start of the year to 34.4 weeks in May. It won't be a summer of love in those households.
America's family trends held steady in 2004, with most American children living with their married biological parents, a new federal report says.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — People in the United States are living in a world of pain, and they are popping pills at an alarming rate to cope with it.