Chicago: Unemployment jumps to 9.1 percent in Illinois
Unemployment in Obama’s adopted state of Illinois crept up to 9.1 percent in August, from 8.9 percent in July, raising concerns about a sluggish economy.
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Troubling August jobs report dampens convention glow
Any bump Mr. Obama and the Democrats hoped to gain from their Charlotte convention may be doused by a very weak jobs report on Friday.
U.S. economy adds a sluggish 96,000 jobs in August
The unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July, but only because more people gave up looking for work. The bleak report comes just 2 months before election day. U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow any momentum President Barack Obama hoped to gain from his speech to the Democratic National Convention.
Party-hopper Crist pitches Obama to Florida independents
MIAMI - No longer a Republican and not yet a Democrat, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist emerged from the political wilderness and addressed the Democratic Party convention in Charlotte on Thursday night in a bid to woo independent voters.
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