With little left to say that hasn't been said about this fall's elections, let's look ahead to the contest everyone will be talking about in six weeks: the 2012 presidential contest.
The longest recession the country has endured since World War II ended in June 2009, a group that dates the beginning and end of recessions declared Monday.
As organized labor faces declining membership, one of the country's most storied unions is looking to a new growth industry: marijuana.
The declining demand for traditional mail delivery service presents a crisis for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). A continued imbalance of costs and revenues means taxpayers could be asked to bail out the independent government agency, which is required by law to be self-funded.
The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits dropped slightly last week to its lowest level in two months, a sign that employers are cutting fewer jobs.
The ranks of the working-age poor climbed to the highest level since the 1960s as the recession threw millions of people out of work last year, leaving one in seven Americans in poverty.
Michelle A. Rhee wasn't on the ballot in Tuesday's primary, but the hard-charging D.C. schools chancellor - and the cause of overhauling one of the nation's most troubled public school systems - took a major hit when the votes were counted.
Top union leaders said Wednesday that D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty fell victim to his own politics and policies, and they are looking forward to working with Tuesday's Democratic primary winner Vincent C. Gray, who made a lot of promises on the campaign trail regarding jobs and school reforms.
The security guards at the headquarters of New Jersey's pension fund have never seen anything like it before: lines of public employees extending out the door and into the street.