Thursday, February 25th, 2010


Jobless claims jump to 496,000, February 25, 2010, new claims for unemployment benefits, four week average rose, 8.4 million jobs lost, 4.6 million continuing claims, North Carolina had biggest increase

Jobless claims jump to 496,000, February 25, 2010 From Fox News,  February 25, 2010. “New Jobless Claims Jumped to 496,000 as Heavy Snow Caused Rise in Layoffs” “The number of new claims for unemployment benefits jumped unexpectedly last week as heavy snows caused layoffs to rise.” “The department said Thursday that first-time claims for unemployment insurance rose by 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 496,000. Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected a drop to 455,000.” “The four-week average has risen by about 30,000 in the past month, raising concernsRead More

Blagojevich to Speak at Northwestern Illinois University, The Daily Northwesterner, Obama speech November 8 1999, Ethical?, well educated people?, ask pointed questions?, Rigging of IL Health Board, Obama ties

Blagojevich to Speak at Northwestern Illinois University This will serve as the open thread for today, February 25, 2010. From The Candor, February 23, 2010. “Blagojevich to Speak at Northwestern Illinois University” “According to “The Daily Northwesterner”, next Tuesday, March 2, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will be appearing at the Northwestern University Campus. The evening, hosted by the College Democrats, will concern talks about corruption in politics. The night’s agenda includes a talk by, followed by a question and answer session between the former governor and the NU facultyRead More