- Making News: Job Growth
The Labor Department today reports that 308,000 jobs were created in March, the biggest increase in new jobs in four years. President Bush celebrated the news in a speech in West Virginia, telling the crowd, -This economy is strong-and it-s getting stronger.- Kathleen Madigan of Business Week magazine assesses the numbers and the nature of this month's labor statistics as well as the prognosis for continued growth.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Fishy Connection
It lived in north-central Pennsylvania 360 million years ago, and it could prop itself out of the water by doing a kind of primitive push-up. That-s how scientists are describing the creature who left what-s now the world-s oldest known fossil arm bone. Ted Daeschler of the Academy of Natural Sciences says the discovery of the fossil broadens paleontologists' understanding of the evolution of Earth's earliest limbed animals.
Labor Secretary's news release on unemployment statistics
Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics
Academy of Natural Sciences news release on discovery of limbed fossil