The Labor Department is reporting a third straight week of fewer new claims for unemployment benefits. Figures show 370-thousand first-time claims were filed last week. That’s 25-thousand less than the week before.
The parent company of Fresh and Easy is reportedly considering closing its 200 stores in the western United States. Fresh and Easy employs about 5000 people.Tesco says the stores are losing money and that it is reviewing its options including a possible sale.
Apple CEO Tim Cook tells NBC that one of the existing Mac lines will be assembled in the United States. Most Apple products are currently made in China. Cook would not say which product will be made in the US or when it will start.
Jazz legend Dave Brubeck died of heart failure yesterday while on his way to “a regular treatment with his cardiologist”. He would have been 92 today.
Kobe Bryant scored 29 points to surpass 30,000 for his career in the Lakers’ 103-87 win over the Hornets. Only four other players have reached the 30,000 mark.
Prince William’s pregnant wife Kate is out of the hospital. The Duchess of Cambridge left the central London hospital this morning where she’d been treated for acute morning sickness.
December 6, 2012 at 6:48 am | Local News | No comment