- Making News: New Surge in Fighting in Iraq
Today-s papers are full of news from the Iraqi city of Najaf, where a two-month truce has been broken by heavy fighting. One of the few American reporters who-ve been there is Scott Baldauf of the Christian Science Monitor. He-s back in Baghdad after a night between the extremes of bullets whistling overhead and Shiite hospitality.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Economy, Slow Job Growth and the Presidential Campaign
After weeks of relatively positive economic news, oil prices have shot up and the stock market-s shaky. Today, President Bush told a conference of minority journalists that -economic growth is strong and getting stronger.- But 1.1 million jobs have been lost since he took office, and today-s announcement of a 32,000-job gain last month was a big disappointment. BusinessWeek economist Michael Mandel considers the impact on the upcoming presidential race.
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