Thursday, May 20th, 2010


Jobless claims rise 25000, May 20, 2010, US Dept of Labor report, Initial claims was 471000

Jobless claims rise 25000, May 20, 2010, US Dept of Labor report From the US Dept of Labor, May 20, 2010. “UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT           SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending May 15, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 471,000, an increase of 25,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 446,000. The 4-week moving average was 453,500, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 450,500. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for the week ending MayRead More

Blagojevich trial, Supreme Court request, Defense asked asked the US Supreme Court to delay corruption trial, Rod Blagojevich, Robert Blagojevich

Blagojevich trial, Supreme Court request From the Chicago Tribune May 19, 2010. “Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his corruption trial. Attorney Michael Ettinger, who represents the former governor’s brother, confirmed Wednesday the request for a delay was filed with Justice John Paul Stevens. Blagojevich and his brother, Robert Blagojevich, are due to go on trial starting June 3. Their lawyers say it should be delayed until the high court decides if the federal honest-services fraud law is constitutional. The former governor facesRead More