Jobs, Taxes and Wall Street Occupied

The Labor Department released its jobs report this week. Unemployment remains the same at 9.1 percent. American employers added 103,000 new jobs in September, but there are still 14 million people searching for work in this country. Also this week the Occupy Wall Street protests increased in their intensity, with President Obama acknowledging them in his news conference Thursday. Also this week, both Sarah Palin and Chris Christie announced they would not for President in 2012, and Mitt Romney made a foreign policy speech on Friday, accusing President Obama of weakening America's image around the world. Finally, our panel remembers Apple founder Steve Jobs, who died this week of pancreatic cancer; he was 56. (This week's guest panelist is Chrystia Freeland.)



Banner image: Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement are reflected in a stock ticket screen as they march though Lower Manhattan on October 5, 2011 in New York City. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images