USA: In a much anticipated speech Friday before a gathering of central bankers and international financial officials, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke sought to reassure panicky markets while proposing no measures to ease the worsening jobs crisis: here.
Conditions are deteriorating for New Jersey’s homeless, the poor in Nevada, and Illinois’ prison population: here.
South Carolina’s unemployment rate jumped to a seasonally adjusted rate of 10.9 percent in July, up almost half a percentage point from June. The number of unemployed workers in the state rose by a staggering 10,360 in July, for a total of 236,420 unemployed: here.
CEOs Rewarded for Tax Dodging Gymnastics: here.