Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 3:17 pm
Leaves are falling in the summertime. School starts in early August in many places. Politicos are already talking about the presidential election — of 2016.
Everything is happening earlier.
The fuss over photos of Prince Harry enjoying some billiards-in-the-buff fun with a lady or two in Las Vegas has led the queen's office to contact Britain's Press Complaints Commission to warn that newspapers in the U.K. better not publish them.
There were an estimated 372,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, up by 4,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration reports.
Another way of measuring, to show the recent trend, also rose: "The 4-week moving average was 368,000, an increase of 3,750 from the previous week's revised average of 364,250."
Overall, what we've said the past two weeks still applies:
Those old-fashioned things called books can roil campaigns, and two that are due to hit stores on Sept. 11 certainly have that potential.
Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 10:48 pm
In offices around the country, the ranks of workers are pretty thin as people grab their last moments of summer vacation.
For those of us left to toil in our cubicles, the absence of disruptions might seem like a help for productivity. So why is it still so hard to focus?