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Punxsutawney Phil Poised For Big Day

Posted On January 30, 2014

(Punxsutawney, PA) -- He can't predict the Super Bowl outcome, but this groundhog is making a weather forecast. Punxsutawney Phil will make his appearance Sunday in the Pennsylvania borough. If Phil sees his shadow, tradition has it we can expect another six weeks of winter. About 20-thousand people from across the country are expected to…

GA Governor Apologizes For Storm Response

Posted On January 30, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is apologizing for his state's response to a snow storm that created huge traffic jams and stranded children in schools. Deal previously said the National Weather Service changed its forecast, which didn't give state or local leaders time to prepare for the storm that triggered epic traffic jams…

Jobless Claims Rise To 348,000

Posted On January 30, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- First time jobless claims are climbing. Today's Labor Department report shows 348-thousand first-time unemployment claims were filed last week. That's about 19-thousand more than the previous week. Analysts expected a smaller increase.

Economy On Solid Ground During Fourth Quarter

Posted On January 30, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The economy is on firmer ground thanks to strong household spending and increasing exports during the last quarter of 2013. The latest Commerce Department Report shows the national GDP grew three-point-two percent, which was no surprise to analysts. Looking into the first quarter of 2014, analysts fear stagnant wages could put the…

Obama Calls For Renewed Focus On Jobs Training

Posted On January 30, 2014

(Waukesha, WI) -- President Obama is calling for a renewed national focus on jobs training programs. Speaking Thursday in Wisconsin, Obama said Vice President Joe Biden will lead an across-the-board review of federal jobs training programs. The President noted workers don't need four-year college degrees to find jobs, they need to find adequate avenues of…