Stocks plunge after U.S. hiring dries up in August
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks tumbled Thursday after a dismal report on the job market renewed fears of another recession. No new jobs were created in the U.S. last month, the government said early Friday. It was the worst report in 11 months. The unemployment rate held steady at 9.1 percent. It has been above 9 percent in all but two months since May 2009. “It’s certainly ugly,” said Jeff Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial. Kleintop ...
BLM task force urges safety in helicopter roundups
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The same day a judge scolded the Bureau of Land Management for a helicopter pilot’s misconduct rounding up wild horses in Nevada, the agency’s own task force quietly issued a report emphasizing the importance of keeping safe buffer zones between the mustangs and the airborne cowboys. The American Association of Equine Practitioners BLM Task Force concluded in the 35-page report presented to BLM on Tuesday that the agency’s ca...
Amodei releases new ad linking Marshall to Obama
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican Mark Amodei has unveiled a new television ad that shows Democrat Kate Marshall parroting President Barack Obama. The ad set to air in northern Nevada starting Friday features clips of Marshall, Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid saying the same phrases. It opens with Obama telling voters, “This election is about you.” Marshall is then shown saying the same thing. It also...