The U.S. economic recovery continued to chug along as employers added jobs for a third-straight month.
The economy created a robust 244,000 jobs in April across a wide range of industries, according to a Labor Department report Friday. Gains in private-sector hiring — 268,000 jobs — was especially encouraging, although the number was offset slightly by jobs lost in state and local governments.
Designer Dominic Wilcox uses his iPhone in the bathtub. But he couldn't hold it and scroll without dropping it in the water. He tried scrolling with his nose but couldn't see what he was doing. So he invented the "finger-nose stylus" — a Pinocchio like nose extension that's strapped on with elastic.
President Barack Obama traveled to Ground Zero Thursday — just days after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan. Obama placed a wreath on the memorial site and met privately with families of victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The president also visited a firehouse and police station, but he did not address the crowd that had gathered to take part in the ceremony.
The price of virtually every majority commodity fell Thursday. Oil prices closed below $100 a barrel and silver fell 8 percent. Analysts say prices fell, at least in part, because of recent reports suggesting the economy might be slowing, which would mean less demand for commodities.