The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Good U.S. Job and Economic News Greets the Holidays

    Job numbers released today show some 203,000 positions added in November, about 20,000 more than some analysts predicted. The hiring spanned a broad spectrum of industries, prompting cautious optimism that the recession is receding in the review mirror. Meanwhile, consumer spending rose in October. Caution always tempers the good news, though — personal savings are down, and there are still many Americans who aren’t counted in employment stats because they’ve just stopped looking. 

    Sources: AP, CNN

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