There were only 3,000 fewer first-time claims filed for jobless benefits last week, but the slight decline is being seen as another sign that the nation’s labor market will gain some strength once Spring arrives.
The world’s largest oyster is nearly 14 inches long and resides in Denmark, according to the folks at Guinness World Records. And it’s still alive and growing, according to Christine Ditlefsen, the biologist at the Wadden Sea Centre whose world record was recently certified.
President Obama said Tuesday that he has told the Environmental Protection Agency to work with the Department of Transportation on a second round of regulations to improve the fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
Dr. Seuss’s personal hat collection is on tour for the first time in history. An exhibit called Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!, which debuted at the New York Public Library in January last year, will stop in six states over the next seven months.
Whatever you already believed about raising the federal minimum wage, you now have more ammo for your argument, thanks to a report released Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office, titled “The Effects of a Minimum-Wage Increase on Employment and Family Income.”
The second-in-command at the Justice Department met Tuesday with defense lawyers and interest groups to identify the cases of worthy prisoners who could qualify for clemency.
Two photos posted on Instagram by a member of the Wisconsin National Guard have caused an uproar on social media.
This may be welcome news for those who suffer from coulrophobia, but it’s no joke to those who agree with Cole Porter that “all the world loves a clown”:
“Temperatures are expected to warm to above average levels for late February from the Central Plains to the East Coast,” the National Weather Service says.
The first thing we thought of when we heard this news was the Seinfeld episode known as “The Library” — the one where Jerry’s tracked down by Lt. Bookman after 20 years for not returning a copy of Tropic of Cancer.