Friday, February 7, 2014

Jobs -- Weekend News


Sean Long | February 7, 2014, 15:51 ET
For the second month in a row, the jobs report was a major disappointment. The January jobs report, released Feb. 7 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), showed only 113,000 jobs added, falling far short of the more than 180,000 expected. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.6 percent.
The miniscule revision of 1,000 jobs to the December report compounded the shock. Many had dismissed the December report of 74,000 jobs added claiming it would be revised upwards with this report.
Matt Hadro | February 7, 2014, 15:36 ET
Liberal columnist Paul Krugman ludicrously blamed the press for "malpractice" in reporting that ObamaCare would cut two million full-time  jobs. Krugman made his remarks on Thursday night's Colbert Report.

"I see a lot of media malpractice, because a lot of the news orgs got it wrong. The CBO did not say that," Krugman responded to host Stephen Colbert's claim that "2.5 million people fewer will have jobs by 2021." [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]

USDA Considering New Zoo Regs at Request of PETA

PETA concerned bears are ‘stressed, frustrated, and bored’


The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering adopting new regulations for zoos at the request of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) that would require “humane” treatment for bears.
The proposed rules would mandate the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to hire a “bear expert,” prohibit bear pits, and require rules so bears are not “stressed, frustrated, and bored.”
PETA, which killed 1,792 stray cats and dogs in 2013, first petitioned the USDA to adopt its rules in 2012. The agency began accepting comments on its petition last November, and extended the comment period on M

Documents show PETA killed nearly 2,000 shelter animals in 2013

  • Animal rights group says its doing what's best for the animals in its Virginia shelter but critics point to unseemly 82 percent kill rate
  • According to the Center for Consumer Freedom, PETA has killed over 31,000 animals since 1998

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