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.
When President Obama signed a formal agreement in Kabul on Tuesday to withdraw the majority of U.S. forces from Afghanistan by 2014, he spoke of a future Afghanistan, able to stand on its own as a respected member of the international community. “We have traveled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war,” said Obama. “Yet here, in the predawn darkness of Afghanistan, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon.”
We’ll know more tomorrow when the jobs report is announced, but today’s report on America’s massive service sector – which make up about 90 percent of the economy – is sobering to say the least.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK — On Saturday, May 5, the EARTH Center, home to Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will host a Garden Season Kick-Off & Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick.
It’s that wonderful time of the year in academia when the school term is winding down and the noble refrain to ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ is within earshot of every parent of a graduating high school senior. It is also the week when that hefty tuition deposit should be in the mail to the college that the student has decided to attend in September.