February 4, 2011 Headlines

Posted by smorgante on 02/04/2011

An odd jobs report....few jobs created, but the unemployment rate down to 9 percent. Good news: manufacturing created 49,000 new jobs in January.

President Obama fires up Happy Valley talking about energy efficiency.

Fed Chair Ben Bernanke says it will take years to lower the unemployment rate to an acceptable level.

A Chinese firm wants to compete for U.S. defense contracts.

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