May 03, 2013

US Employers Add 165,000 Jobs

U.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April, and hiring was much stronger in the previous two months than first thought. The gains trimmed the unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5 percent.


Mark Enslin - CU Citizens for Peace and Justice
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May 03, 2013

Many Critical of Consultant’s Criminal Justice Report

A consultant hired to assess the future of Champaign County’s Correctional facilities got an earful Thursday night. What was planned as a two-hour public hearing was extended to three as Alan Kalmanoff took comments on his 212 page criminal justice draft report.


Treasury Department
(Florian Hirzinger/Wikimedia)
May 01, 2013

The Federal Deficit is Actually Shrinking

During the housing bust, taxpayers were forced to bail out mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But thanks to the real estate recovery, Fannie Mae could end up paying tens of billions of dollars back to the Treasury this summer.


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