11:43 AM, June 7th, 2013

The Front Page - June 7, 2013

1. National Intelligence Director Condemns Leaks: “The unauthorized disclosure of a top secret U.S. court document threatens potentially long-lasting and irreversible harm to our ability to identify and respond to the many threats facing our nation.” 

2. Jobs Report Shows Hiring is Steady: A new report from the Labor Department out Friday shows the U.S. added 175,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate rose from 7.5 percent in April to 7.6 percent, which apparently is actually a good thing because it means people are looking for work.

3. Turkey’s Prime Minister Won’t Cave to Protestors: “These protests that are bordering on illegality must come to an end as of now.”

4. IRS Regrets Lavish Conference Spending: A few years after spending $50 million on a series of training conferences, the Internal Revenue Service has admitted that the expenditures were probably “not the best use of taxpayer dollars.”

5. Japan’s Birth Rates Fall to Record Low: In 2012, the number of babies born fell to a record low of 1.03 million, according to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry.

PhotoPassenger ships float near buildings in the flooded town of Passau, Germany. Mass evacuations continue throughout central Europe and Germany as the death toll rose to 15. By Armin Weigel/EPA, via Landov.

6:15 PM, December 18th, 2012

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Reblogged from Newsweek
12:42 PM, July 6th, 2012

Frontpage: Friday, July 6th

  1. 'Friends of Syria' Meet in Paris: Over 100 countries sent representatives to Paris Friday to determine what can be done to end the violence that’s been raging in Syria for over a year, resulting in close to 16,000 deaths. French President Francois Hollande opened the meeting by declaring Syria a threat to world peace and insisting that it is “a human and political necessity” to step in.  
  2. Mitt Blasts Obama on Jobs: Mitt Romney called June’s unemployment figures “unacceptably high,” and placed the blame squarely on President Obama this Friday.  ”It doesn’t have to be this way,” the former governor said, adding that “the president’s policies are not working.”
  3. 80K Jobs Added in June: Some 80,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in June, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 8.2 percent, according to a monthly report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number is a disappointing figure for economists hoping for a respite from the tepid job growth of the last several months, and came in below market expectations.
  4. Duke Energy CEO Lasts One Day: Bill Johnson was slated to become Duke Energy Corp.’s new chief executive ever since Duke announced a $26 billion merger with Johnson’s former company, Progress Energy Inc. That was 18 months ago. On July 2, the merger and his new position went into effect, and on July 3 (at 12:01 a.m.) Johnson resigned. Apparently, it only took a few hours on the job to realize that Johnson wasn’t the right fit for the position.
  5. More States Get ‘No Child’ Waivers: The U.S. Department of Education is expected to announce Friday that Washington and Wisconsin have been granted waivers releasing them from the obligations of No Child Left Behind, President George W. Bush’s key education legislation. These are just the latest states to be let off the hook from the law’s most demanding conditions. 

Photo via jemappellejambon:

Bring your dog to sleep on your desk day (Taken with Instagram)

This is two desks to your Tumblr’s left. 

Reblogged from Je m'appelle Jambon
10:55 AM, March 9th, 2012

Frontpage: Friday, Mar 9th

  1. Syria Opposition Rejects Talks: The leader of Syria’s main opposition group on Friday rejected the idea of holding talks with President Bashar al-Assad’s government, saying it was pointless to speak to a regime that massacres its own people. 
  2. February Adds 227K Jobs: Another good jobs report. The U.S. economy added 227,000 new nonfarm jobs in February, better than expectations, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the much-anticipated jobs data for the second month of the 2012 election year. 
  3. Israeli Ex-Spy Chief: Don’t StrikeEven the former head of Israel’s intelligence service doesn’t think a military strike on Iran is smart right now. Ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan said now isn’t the time to attack Iran over its nuclear program, and came to the defense of the country that’s often seen as the enemy of Israel.
  4. Taliban: Release bin Laden Wives: The Taliban on Friday pledged to attack the Pakistani government, police, and military officials if three of Osama bin Laden’s widows are not released from custody. 
  5. U.S. Agrees to Afghan Prisoners SwapThe United States has agreed to hand over some 3,200 detainees—most of them suspected Taliban insurgents—to the Afghan government Friday in a much faster transfer than previously expected. 

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Video: Angelina Jolie tells the story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Hawa Abdi at Women in the World Summit

3:26 PM, February 14th, 2012

Apple has decided to have a third party group inspect its factories in China. But Dan Lyons is asking, why don’t they bring those jobs home? 

[Photo Illustration by Newsweek (source photos): Dan Pearce / Future Publishing-Getty Images (ipad); Bettman—Corbis (assembly line)]

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11:48 AM, August 24th, 2011
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2:23 PM, August 9th, 2011

Cubicle dwellers take note. It could be worse—at least you’re only returning from a weekend furlough as LeisureDiving pool champion, as opposed to, say, the prime minister of an African country

Less than two months ago, he was prime minister of Somalia. He battled terrorists, pirates and warlords. He addressed dignitaries from the United Nations. Now, Mohamed A. Mohamed is back at his old job at the state Department of Transportation downtown, back to his little cubicle with a window overlooking Swan Street.

6:38 PM, May 11th, 2011

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