The nation’s unemployment rate slipped down slightly in August, to eight-point-one percent, down two tenths of a percent from July’s figure. The Labor Department says the economy added 96-thousand jobs last month, less than the 125-thousand many economists had predicted. Stocks are mixed in early trading.
The Apple store at the Temecula Promendae Mall was heavily damaged early yesterday morning in an apparent smash and grab burglary. Authorities say a car crashed through front window and several suspects than attempted steal various electronics. The suspects escaped and no arrests have been made.
Another moderate earthquake struck near Beverly Hills early this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.5 quake struck just a few minutes past midnight. A 3.2 quake hit the same area on Monday.
The curtain has come down on the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Last night, Barack Obama accepted his party’s nomination to seek a second term as President.
Amazon’s new must-have gadget is called the Kindle Fire HD. Amazon officials say the device’s screen will have better contrast, better sound and 25-percent less glare than the original Fire. Prices will range from $199 to $299 and will begin shipping over the next few months.
A stretch of Texas highway is about to get the nations highest speed limit. the posted speed limit for the 41 mile toll road between Austin and San Antonio will be 85 miles per hour when construction is completed.
September 7, 2012 at 6:57 am | Local News | No comment