FROM David Goldman
Unemployment Jumps over the Moon The government reported today that 2.6 million Americans lost their jobs during 2008, more than in any single year since World War II. President-elect Obama says that's further evidence of how much the nation needs his stimulus program . He was asked about concerns from some economists and some Democrats in Washington that his plan is not big enough. David Goldman is a staff writer for CNNMoney.com .
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.