US jobs growth slows as Fed tightening takes effect

US jobs growth slowed for a fifth consecutive month in December after the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate rises squeezed economic activity even as the US labor market remained historically tight. The world’s largest economy added 223,000 jobs in the final month of 2022, lower than the downwardly-revised 256,000 increase registered in November and well … Read more

Newly Discovered Anatomy Shields and Monitors Brain

Summary: Researchers have discovered a previously unidentified component of brain anatomy that acts as both a protective barrier and a platform by which immune cells monitor the brain for signs of inflammation and infection. Source: University of Rochester From the complexity of neural networks to basic biological functions and structures, the human brain only reluctantly … Read more

Factbox: Highlights from Prince Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’

MADRID, Jan 5 (Reuters) – A Spanish-language version of “Spare”, the much-awaited memoir of Britain’s Prince Harry, went on sale in book stores in Spain on Thursday, days ahead of its official launch date. The book reveals details about Harry’s relationship with his father, King Charles, his elder brother, Prince William, and other members of … Read more

Blame Corporations And The Federal Government For The Strong Labor Market

Train drivers with the ASLEF union who drive for South Eastern and Southern railways striking on a … [+] picket line outside Ashford International Station on the 5th of January 2023 in Ashford, United Kingdom. The strikers work for DfT OLER Holdings and GTR and are demanding fair pay in line with inflation. Many of … Read more

Stemming The EMT Mental Health Crisis With Communication

With statewide Emergency Medical Service worker numbers still down a third, there’s plenty of overtime for those often making life and death ambulance runs. With all that OT, there’s overwhelming stress — and a dire need for more mental health support. Bridgeport Director of Emergency Management Tim Curry recently wrote an article in the National … Read more

‘Real Housewives’ star scammed older Americans, is sentenced to years in prison, feds say

Prosecutors wanted “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jennifer Shah to spend a decade in federal prison after leading a yearslong telemarketing scheme that scammed Americans nationwide, including many older individuals, officials said. Now US Attorney Judge Sidney Stein, of the Southern District of New York, has issued her a slightly lesser sentence … Read more

All AFC Roads Lead To Indianapolis, God Help Us

With multiple avenues available to screw up the AFC playoff scenarios, the NFL found the path of at least feh, and there’s something creditable in that. Given that it is our sworn duty to avoid such commendations to the family of reptiles that is the NFL, we leave that to more sycophantic observers, but facts … Read more