The indicator, which is supposed to tell us how the economy will be doing over the next six or nine months, is among many recent signals that things will probably be "choppy" through the summer and fall, Conference Board economist Ken Goldstein says in a statement issued with the report.
There was a 0.4 percent drop in the index from March to April.
In about a decade, when he's eligible to start drawing from his Congressional pension and savings plans, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) will be able to tap into benefits worth between $1.12 million and $1.28 million, the conservative-leaning National Taxpayers Union estimates.
Several local organizations are included in more than 3,000 entities in Kentucky which have not filed necessary information with the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS posted a 101 page list of Kentucky organizations on its website, including Maysville Younger Women's Club, Mason County Little League, Lions International in Maysville, and the Maysville Mason County Humane Society. MMCHS is not The Humane Society of Buffalo Trace; HSBT is not on the revoked list.
What do genetically engineered salmon, school lunch standards, and a controversial abortion pill have in common? They're all part of the House agriculture appropriations bill that passed Thursday by a vote of 217 to 203.
The ag spending bill that keeps the country's farm and food programs rolling is often a magnet for specialized amendments, and this year it offers a peek into brewing battles over the federal deficit.
Yvon is one of the leading pioneers in the climbing and outdoor apparel field. Since his teens, Yvon has been an avid climber and adventure seeker. He innovated rock and ice climbing equipment, which he sold through his first company Chouinard Equipment (now Black Diamond). Yvon later started Patagonia, and the company has been a model of business and environmental responsibility since its inception in 1973.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a budget plan approved by lawmakers, saying legislators failed to take the "strong medicine" of tax increases and spending cuts needed to close the state's $10 billion deficit.
With a stroke of his pen, highlighted on a YouTube veto message, Brown said Thursday he could not endorse the budget plan sent to him even if it was passed by his fellow Democrats.
John McWhorter is a regular contributor to The Root.
The Obama administration's deafness to the growing chorus of opposition to the senseless war on drugs has become so appalling that you almost start thinking Cornel West was right. About Obama's supposed lack of interest in black concerns, that is.