The news is close to, but a bit less strong, than what economists had been expecting. Within the report, though, was a troubling revision: It's now estimated that just 104,000 jobs were added to payrolls in July, not the 162,000 previously thought.
Before Detroit, the city of Stockton, Calif., suffered the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city's biggest challenge now is convincing voters they need to pay higher taxes before things get worse.
Campaign reporters have "become one giant tweeting blob," grouses CNN political reporter Peter Hamby. In a Q&A, Hamby talks with NPR about how Twitter changed campaign coverage — the promise, the pitfalls and what that means for the next election cycle.
The Byler kids have started kindergarten — each in separate classrooms. Apparently it's been a tough transition. It's the first time the five brothers and one sister have been on their own since they were born.
Deer Trail, Colo., is considering a plan to issue hunting licenses for people to shoot down drones. It's a protest against federal surveillance. And even though the proposal has not passed, the Denver Post says 983 people applied.
There's been a sort of collective freak-out in the auto industry about millennials and their waning interest in cars. Our series, reporting on the changing relationship between youth culture and the automobile, draws to a close.
The jobless rate dipped to 7.3 percent in August as 169,000 jobs were added to public and private payrolls, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated. This report has taken on special significance because it could affect the Federal Reserve's plan to begin phasing out its bond-buying program.
When disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer jumped into the race for New York City comptroller, no one seemed more surprised than the other Democrat in the race, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. But Stringer didn't back down, and now polls show the primary race is too close to call.
Siskiyou County wants to break free of California and its high taxes. It wants to form its own state. Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Kobseff, a member of the county Board of Supervisors that passed a declaration this week to do just that.
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