Private employers added a seasonally adjusted 187,000 workers in January, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday. That's less than the 247,000-job increase in December, but hiring last month occurred in most major industries and across all sizes of business, the report said.
"The recent pattern of rising employment gains since the middle of last year appears to be intact," ADP said.
Julie Walker is an award-winning journalist who lives and works in New York.
For those bemoaning the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations, they can at least take heart in knowing that diversity at the Sundance Film Festival is alive and well and flourishing, with no fewer than a combined 30 black filmmakers and films.
The evidence just keeps mounting that ordinary dogs can be trained to use their noses to detect various kinds of cancer with near-perfect accuracy — better than any standard test for the disease.
In the latest study, Japanese researchers report that an eight-year-old black Labrador was 97 percent accurate in nosing out colon cancer when she was asked to choose among watery stool samples doctors collected from 185 patients with and without cancer.
Originally published on Wed February 2, 2011 6:22 am
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Egyptian demonstrators hold up a placard in Cairo as protesters flooded Tahrir Square in their relentless drive to oust President Hosni Mubarak's regime. If Mubarak's government falls, Egypt may have to navigate a transitional period.
Jonathan Schanzer is vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). Khairi Abaza is a senior fellow at FDD, and a former Wafd Party official.
President Mubarak's government may soon collapse. Popular support for him has evaporated, and while the Obama administration has declined to officially take sides in the Egyptian protests, it is clearly looking toward some sort of endgame. But what form would such a transition take? Oddly, the most obvious possibility is a plan that has, in its broad contours, been around since the mid-1980s.