WASHINGTON, D.C. – Although the U.S. economy added 115,000 jobs in April, the unemployment rate remained virtually unchanged at 8.1 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today.
CAMDEN—U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg today visited Rutgers-Camden to push legislation that would prevent interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans from doubling on July 1.
The City of New York has withdrawn its efforts to use eminent domain to acquire properties within a 62-acre “Iron Triangle” in the Willets Point section of Queens near Citi Field and downtown Flushing.
STATE — NPR and Sunday morning political talk shows are the most informative broadcast news outlets, according to a new survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind TM, while exposure to partisan sources, such as Fox News and MSNBC, has a negative impact on people’s current events knowledge.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 13,338 Tuesday, its highest since December, 2007. The S&P 500 added 16 points. Wall Street will remember May 1 as a great day.
The recent news from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation that health insurers will have to send rebate checks totaling more than $1.3 billion to Americans this summer was especially gratifying to me. It more than justified my decision three years ago to clue members of Congress in on how insurance companies have systematically been devoting ever-increasing portions of our premium dollars to rewarding their shareholders and top executives.