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- South Carolina sheriff refuses to lower American flag for Nelson Mandela
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Stocks are starting December with a jump. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 249 points, its biggest gain since Sept. 1.
The important Christmas spending season got off to a promising start this weekend, but the lame-duck Congress and President Obama would play the Grinch if theyre unable to agree on extensions of unemployment benefits and the Bush-era tax cuts.
If Congress lets unemployment benefits expire this week, the jobless won't be the only ones to feel the pain: The overall economy would suffer, too.
Recent headlines have favored the postelection fallout, what may or may not have been accomplished at the recently completed Group of 20 meetings and renewed concern over eurozone issues.
Over the past several weeks, the tone of my columns has become more cautionary because of signs that the economic recovery has slowed and, despite stimulative efforts, job growth has proved elusive.
A wave of government layoffs in September outpaced weak hiring in the private sector, pushing down the nation's payrolls by a net total of 95,000 jobs.
The nation's businesses created another 64,000 jobs last month -- adding to a string of steady gains this year that has been welcome for job-hunters but not strong enough to draw down the unemployment rate.
Applications for unemployment benefits fell last week for the fourth time in five weeks, a sign that layoffs are declining.
Stocks surged to their highest level in five months Tuesday after a measure of the most important driver of the U.S. economy surged ahead in September, a hopeful sign for the country's main source of employment.